My name is Tamsin Eva, and I am the mother of two donor-conceived children. My husband is their “real” father, and the sperm donor is their genetic father. The donor is an “open identity” donor, meaning that my children can contact the sperm bank for additional information about their genetic father once they turn 18 years of age. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than total anonymity.
This site was launched in June 2012. Posts from this site are featured on the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) site blog. DSR contains an extraordinarily deep collection of resources and original research for parents of donor-conceived children and people thinking about choosing this alternative form of family building.
I welcome comments from all sides of the discussion. If you have found this site and want to know more about other viewpoints, I encourage you to read blogs authored by bioethicists (e.g. Family Scholars). I find their opinions rather chilling, but they are worth a read because they exemplify why parents of donor-conceived children need to speak up.