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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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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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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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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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Posted in AHRA, anonymous sperm donor, Azoospermia, BGM9581, Blog Challenge, DC Kids, DI Baby, DI Child, DI Dad, DI Grandparents, DI Mom, DI Parents, DI Siblings, DI Story, Donor Conceived, Donor Offspring, Donor Sibling Registry, DSR, Egg Donor, Embryo's, GENdMOM, Infertility, IUI, IVF, Male Infertility, Single Moms By Choice, SMC, Sperm Bank, Sperm Donor, Sperm Donor BGM 9581, Surrogacy, twins

D is for Donor Sperm and Decisions

D is for Donor Sperm and in my case that donor sperm has a specific ID #BGM 9581 and has helped give me 3 beautiful children.  I have written many posts that involve BGM9581 and I am very happy with

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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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Response to my Post: Being a Sperm Donor Mom is Taboo!

I wanted to post a response I got on facebook about my post.  I am not going to publish the name of the poster as they did post on my fb page and not here on my blog, I find

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Being a Sperm Donor Mom is Taboo, or so I have been told!

“Why are some people so baffled these days about what some of us have to do in order to have children.  It seems just fine if we are in a relationship with someone who already has children and we raise them

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Facebook Pages and Groups Re: Donor Sperm and Eggs

Hi all, just wanted to throw a quick post up about a few of the Facebook pages and groups I am a member of that have some great chat about using donor sperm,eggs, or being the offspring of either one.

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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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About Me
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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