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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who Are You? The Ethics and Impact of Donor Conception | Independent Lens Blog

"Donor-conceived children often feel as adopted kids do: that the secrecy around their creation makes it feel taboo or shameful."

I think the secrecy is because of what's waiting on the other side of disclosure and that is was causes the shame.

If we are open about donor conception, how can we then be prepared when our kids read and hear from allover the media and close to home that all ivf and third party reproduction is unethical in the first place, that its also "the fertility industry's dirty little secret", and that parents like me have used an egg donor and "left them to be used and then forgotten", we are going to need more tools than a few children's books to deal with this issue,

Remember, its about the kids, right?

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