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Introducing Donor Connections - helping you find your genetic relatives

The Donor Connections team offer our information service globally so genetic relatives can find each other, no matter where they live, or where they move to. We currently have 3,100 IVF clinics and surgeries listed in our database, from all corners of the globe. Members can also add the details of any facility they attended to our database, so the details of every donation can be listed from anywhere in the world. Read more...

Information about surrogacy in Australia and New Zealand

Surrogacy in Australia and New Zealand and be complex with different laws in each state and country. The web site Fertility Connections Australia & New Zealand has a great introductory article on the subject. Read more...

Sperm donor mum tracks down her son’s ‘global family’ as she goes online to find 11 siblings

With their similarly shaped faces and shared blond hair and blue eyes, it’s easy to guess that the three boys are brothers.

But Max Silverwood and half-brothers Liam and Grant come from three different families – and have nine other siblings around the world.

Their remarkable global ‘family’ has emerged after six-year-old Max’s mother Ellie Silverwood tracked down the other offspring of the sperm donor she used. Read more...

Making Roma - Why a Sperm Donor, His Wife and a Single Woman Decided to Create a Baby

As seen on Australian current affairs program '60 Minutes’, Australian woman, Alison Rodgers has written a book about her modern family:

As the old saying goes; happiness is someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. To many a child fulfills all of these elements, however often for a woman to have a child she must first rely on finding a life partner. But what if this life partner is not found? Or he's found but doesn't want children? What then?

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Support for Dads with children conceived from donor insemination

Yahoo Groups has a blog called DI Dads. It is for dads whose children were conceived by donor insemination. It is not intended for the donors, but rather for the men who are actually raising or have raised children conceived by DI. The group is also for men who are considering with their spouses using donor insemination to create their families and are looking for information and support. Read more...

The Times of India has a dedicated Sperm Donation Facebook Page

The Times of India ‘Sperm Donation’ page has interesting stories on donors and the donor conceived. Read more...

Danish sperm donor passes severe genetic disorder to five children

UK newspaper The Telegraph reports on a Danish sperm donor who passed on a severe genetic disorder to five children. Donor number 7042 fathered 43 children, 5 of which were diagnosed with the tumour-producing nerve disorder known as Von Recklinghausen’s disease. Read more...

Fame Daddy ‘celebrity sperm bank’ revealed to be an elaborate hoax

A UK comedy show set up an elaborate hoax convincing reporters that they had the world's "first celebrity sperm donor service." The fake company called itself Fame Daddy. "Whether it is talent on the stage or pitch, having a world-beating voice, or just being very beautiful, Fame Daddy will have the perfect celebrity surrogate daddy." Read more...

Sperm Donation in the Movies

Due to the growing number of this type of modern family, there are many movies being made in recent years. Here are some recommendations:
  • Jesus Henry Christ – A 2012 comedy about a genius boy, with a feminist mother, who was conceived in a petri dish. He discovers a half-sister and searches for his biological father via a string of post-it notes. Starring Australian Toni Collette, Jason Spevack and Michael Sheen. Directed by Dennis Lee. Produced by Julia Roberts.
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Chinese hospitals introduce hands-free automatic 'sperm extractor' for donors

Automatic sperm extractors (that even play videos to 'help') are being introduced in a Nanjing hospital, capital of Jiangsu province. Read more...