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“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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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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“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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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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A Nerve is touched by a blog post “Parenting donor conceived children: Is it different?”

I saw this blog post from OliviasView  called Parenting donor conceived children:  Is it different? several days ago when it popped up in my inbox.  The title certainly intrigued me and usually I read her posts as soon as they get to

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I Had A Sperm Donor Baby and Dove into the Fear!

I was rummaging through some of my old paper work looking for a quote I used to like and I stumbled upon something that has brought me out of my writing slump.  I have been avoiding my blog and any

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Eggsploitation

I ask you to watch this short movie trailer of a documentary called ‘Eggsploitation’ and also to vista the website http://www.eggsploitation.com/ Here is a quick write up about this Winning Documentary: About Eggsploitation The infertility industry in the United States has grown

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Tiny

I was looking at my beautiful little boy/girl twins as they were running around gathering candy at an Easter Egg hunt and I could not believe they were going to be turing 2 on April 28th. I was thinking about

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23 Kids and Counting…Sperm Donor BGM9581 You Have Been a Busy Boy!

As a mom with donor conceived children I have been doing what I can to put the word out there that I am open to finding half-siblings for my children.  I post on my blog and elsewhere the Sperm Donors

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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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