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    Doner children demand to be told parents' IDs

    Watch how this affects donors. surely the promise of anonymity being rescinded will mean fewer offerings?


    Ministers today faced a fresh challenge over fertility reforms.
    A new campaign group has accused the Government of refusing to recognise the rights of children born through sperm or egg donation.
    The International Donor Offspring Alliance says children who are not told the identity of their genetic parents are at risk of trauma in later life.
    It is lobbying for a new style of birth certificate that would record the names of sperm or egg donors so children can track down their parents.


    More: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...IDs/article.do

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    I read a very interesting article in one my hubber's men's magazines. It was written by a donor who had made MANY donations. It covered this new process and described how he felt about being tracked down by MANY children and their mothers. This story was about American donors, though.

    I think the future of this will very interesting, and I can't imagine, like you, Floh, that too many men will continue to donate.
    Above is my opinion only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brefie View Post
    I read a very interesting article in one my hubber's men's magazines. It was written by a donor who had made MANY donations. It covered this new process and described how he felt about being tracked down by MANY children and their mothers. This story was about American donors, though.

    I think the future of this will very interesting, and I can't imagine, like you, Floh, that too many men will continue to donate.
    Umpteen uncountable amounts of children, when i think about it.

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    I think everyone deserves and has a right to know who they are so I say more power to them! A donor goes into it willingly, a child does not chose how they come into the world.

    VB

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    The donor has a right to be and stay anonymouse.
    There are contracts signed to protect his rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    I think everyone deserves and has a right to know who they are so I say more power to them! A donor goes into it willingly, a child does not chose how they come into the world.

    VB
    I don't know who my biological father is, never will and don't care.

    i seriously believe if it comes to pass, children created as a result of doners will be fewer and further between. which means more couples will be denied the chance to give a loving family to a child. perhaps that's selfish? perhaps i'm the only person in the world who has no burning desire to know of my paternal origins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckybound View Post
    The donor has a right to be and stay anonymouse.
    There are contracts signed to protect his rights.
    You would think, wouldn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    I don't know who my biological father is, never will and don't care.

    i seriously believe if it comes to pass, children created as a result of doners will be fewer and further between. which means more couples will be denied the chance to give a loving family to a child. perhaps that's selfish? perhaps i'm the only person in the world who has no burning desire to know of my paternal origins?
    I agree with you- and think it is ridiculous to be " a given right "- they can kinda look at it like they are lucky they even exist- and thank the unkown donor, and leave it at that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2mirish View Post
    I agree with you- and think it is ridiculous to be " a given right "- they can kinda look at it like they are lucky they even exist- and thank the unkown donor, and leave it at that !
    The way my thoughts run.

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    What if the person has a physical problem that could be life threatening and needs to trace a family medical history? Many contracts were made years ago when people had no idea about hereditary diseases. From a medical perspective I think the person has a right to know.


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    I don't see why donor children should be granted rights when those adopted through closed adoptions are never given any. I have petitioned the courts for medical information in my adoption file and was told no on more than one occasion. I don't understand why this group has more "need to know" than the rest of us.
    All posts are just my opinion...and can change in an instant
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    Personally, I could not deal with not knowing where half of my genes came from, and with the prospect of NEVER knowing...but I am an extremely curious person, which is how I came to this site in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaGirl View Post
    I don't see why donor children should be granted rights when those adopted through closed adoptions are never given any. I have petitioned the courts for medical information in my adoption file and was told no on more than one occasion. I don't understand why this group has more "need to know" than the rest of us.
    I think that both groups should have the right to their medical history.
    It should be required that it is kept up to date even if their identity is kept secret. I just don't think it would be easy to enforce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    I think everyone deserves and has a right to know who they are so I say more power to them! A donor goes into it willingly, a child does not chose how they come into the world.

    VB
    How does knowing who donated their sperm help a person know *who they are*
    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckybound View Post
    The donor has a right to be and stay anonymouse.
    There are contracts signed to protect his rights.
    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by Trino View Post
    What if the person has a physical problem that could be life threatening and needs to trace a family medical history? Many contracts were made years ago when people had no idea about hereditary diseases. From a medical perspective I think the person has a right to know.
    This just doesn't hold up anymore. We have too many sophisticated ways to get medical history. I think this is an excuse. JMHO of course.
    What would be different if you knew you were predisposed to something anyway? best to just take the best care of yourself as possible and cover all the bases regardless of your medical history.
    If I didn't know what my family history was regarding breast cancer, I would just make sure i got regualr exams and stayed on top of it. What difference would knowing my history really make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    How does knowing who donated their sperm help a person know *who they are*
    I agree


    This just doesn't hold up anymore. We have too many sophisticated ways to get medical history. I think this is an excuse. JMHO of course.
    What would be different if you knew you were predisposed to something anyway? best to just take the best care of yourself as possible and cover all the bases regardless of your medical history.
    If I didn't know what my family history was regarding breast cancer, I would just make sure i got regualr exams and stayed on top of it. What difference would knowing my history really make?
    great post- dammit I hate how you say what i meant too

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