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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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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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C is for Conceive

conceive – to become pregnant with offspring. C is for Conceive and when most of us are thinking about this concept we are thinking down the road, about 9 months down that road, we see ourselves holding a happy, bouncing baby

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‘The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation must be protected’

Yet another article “The interests of children conceived through egg and sperm donation must be protected” has come forward in our Canadian press in support of ending donor gamete anonymity.  I have mentioned before that I struggle with this as I

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Richard Hatch Talks About Being a Sperm Donor

Recently Richard Hatch wrote a post on the Donor Sibling Blog about being a Sperm Donor, Connecting with some of his Offspring and his Relationship with the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). I have posted the article here with my response

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23 Donor Kids and Counting….

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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