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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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Dear Sperm Donor

Dear Sperm Donor, This letter has been 3 years in the making and many times written and erased. It brings me to tears when I think of all I want to say to you and all I would ask if

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The Virgin Father: Trent Arsenault

This donor has been all over the news lately including on the Anderson Cooper show. I am not really sure how I feel about this individual, except to say something about him and his story really creeps me out.  I

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None of Your F*#@ing Business!!!

More often then not I get asked “Did you need help to get pregnant?” “Did you have to use IVF?” “Do twins run in your family?” because I have twins.  My initial reaction is to respond “Non-of your F@*#ing business”,

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CSI: Miami Episode – A Sperm Donor Theme

Tonights episode (Sunday January the 29th, 10pm) is called “Terminal Velocity” and has a theme that surrounds a Sperm Donors Death.  Wow, main stream here we come…… The official shows description for tonights episode is: “When a skydiver is murdered,

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A List of Some Online Groups to Help You Through the Day!

I am compiling my own little list of some of the sites I have recently joined and am finding very helpful.  I thought I would share them with my readers.  Although they all have sections about infertility they also have

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“Another Film With A Sperm Donation Theme”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/01/16/starbuck-incendies-film-prizes.html The hit comedy Starbuck features Quebec actor Patrick Huard as an immature man who discovers he’s the biological father of more than 500 children through his prolific sperm donations. A slacker, he searches for direction in life through his

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American Fertility Association: “TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT SPERM DONATION”

“TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT SPERM DONATION This article, which is part of a series of conversations, includes an adaptation of our earlier article, “Talking with Children about Ovum Donation” and is written primarily for heterosexual couples. We will be publishing separate

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About our Canadian Law as it pertains to Sperm Donation?

I started a Yahoo Group called Canadian DI Families hoping to connect with other families in Canada who have had children using sperm donation.  I am just myself starting to delve into what our Laws are here in Canada in

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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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