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“Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization”

On seeing the headline “Ontario To Fund In-Vitro Fertilization” in the National Post, it first seems like a triumph for IVF patients, and possibly once the formal announcement is made this will be a very positive thing for many heterosexual couples

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Posted in 40 year old mom, anonymous sperm donor, ART, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, Canadian Law, Donor Conceived, Egg Donor, Embryo's, GENdMOM, Infertility, IUI, IVF, judgement, Male Infertility, National Post, OHIP, Ontario funding IVF, same sex couples, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Surrogacy, twins

“Delivery Man”

I’m not really sure how I feel about sperm donation being made into comedic movies, and to be honest I stay away from them, but I like Vince Vaughan so maybe????? What about everyone else, how do you feel about

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Posted in anonymous sperm donor, Delivery Man, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Mom, DI Siblings, DI Story, DNA, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Donor Sibling Registry, DSR, GENdMOM, Half-Sibling, Hollywood Movie, Infertility, Male Infertility, Single Moms By Choice, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Vince Vaughan

DNA, Genetics and Half-Siblings are all we have to put the Puzzle Pieces together!

Finding half-siblings for my kids has been very important for me, in truth it is why I started blogging, in almost every post I would put our donors number (BGM 9581 by the way) and it is why I joined

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Posted in anonymous sperm donor, Assisted Reproduction, BGM9581, Canadian DI Families, DI Baby, DI Mom, DI Siblings, DI Story, DNA, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Donor Sibling Registry, DSR, Egg Donor, GENdMOM, genetics, Half-Sibling, Infertility, IUI, IVF, Male Infertility, Puzzle Pieces, reported births, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, Uncategorized, Vin Diesel, Xytex

“What to Say When Your Child Asks Where Babies Come From” Especially when those babies are Donor Conceived

I was interviewed for an article in the Canadian Family magazine and although it did not end up being exactly what I thought it would be I hope it is a start for people finding me, those who want to

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Posted in anonymous sperm donor, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, Canadian DI Families, Canadian Family Magazine, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Mom, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, DSR, Egg Donor, GENdMOM, Infertility, Male Infertility, PandeMommium, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, The Bird's and the Bee's

Google+ Community “Families Created using Donor Sperm or Donor Eggs”

I have created a private Google+ Community called “Families Created using Donor Sperm and Donor Eggs” for Children, Parents, Grandparents, family Members and those who have Donated Gametes so that Families can be created. There is no judgement here, I am

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Support Group for Women w/ PostPartum Depression

I really believe that we need to talk more and share more about PostPartum (PostNatal) Depression.  It is something that I know many moms do not want to share with others for fear that we will be labeled bad, evil

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Posted in A Mom, anxiety, cipralex, Depression, facebook, Mother's Little Helper, Normal Mom, PandeMommium, panic attack, PostNatal Depression, PostPartum Depression

Grandparents of Donor Conceived Children

I recently read a blog post over at Oliviasview Blog titled “Relative Strangers: what grandparents think about donor conception” and it prompted me to finally write a post myself about the role of Grandparents in the life of Donor Conceived Children.  I

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The New Zealand Herald: Sperm donor ‘left me for babies’

This story scares me.  The donor we used, although anonymous and found through proper fertility clinic channels is a man who’s wife was unable to have her own children.  Although our donor stated in his profile that he was donating

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The Law is the Law, Whether We Like It or Not! Sperm, Eggs and A Womb Cannot be Bought in Canada!!!!

Tom Blackwell at the National Post Reports “Illegal purchase of sperm, eggs and surrogacy services leads to 27 charges against Canadian fertility company and CEO”.   Well, Well, Well seems like Canada’s legal system is finally enforcing a law that has been

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Posted in A Women, anonymous sperm donor, ART, Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, Assisted Reproduction, Azoospermia, BGM9581, Canadian DI Families, Canadian Fertility Consultants, Canadian Law, Cryopreservation, DC Kids, DI, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Donor Sibling Registry, Egg Donor, Embryo's, GENdMOM, genetics, Infertility, IUI, IVF, Male Infertility, National Post, PandeMommium, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, Surrogacy, Tom Blackwell, Uncategorized

Why We Need Better Laws and Better Understanding of those Laws

Looks like another DI family is getting themselves into a legal mess because tougher laws are not in place and those that are in place are not fully understood.   I was made aware of a situation in Kansas after

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Allison Rouble

Allison Rouble

I am a 41 year old Wife and DI Mom to 3 year old B/G Twins and a 4 year old daughter all born using anonymous donor sperm #BGM 9581 from xytex. I live with my wonderful Husband in Ontario, Canada. I am many things other then a Mom. I am a wicked dreamer, a mild mannered skunk hunter, a no nonsense chef, a lover of a glass of wine, a participating wife and a best friend. I started blogging about my crazy life as a mom to donor conceived kids back in 2009 when my first daughter was just 1 and I was trying for baby #2 (which ended up being twins). Now I write at GENdMOM.com about my life and issues having to do with the world of Donor Gametes, infertility, and the mess it can all sometimes be.

However, I discovered I had more to write about then just being a mom of donor conceived kids, I also found that I got great joy from interacting with others about being a Mom, A Wife, A Women, etc. Most importantly I found an online world of friends and family. Therefore I started a

PandeMommium (my other blog) where I talk all things ‘Kids and Crazy’

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