Sunday, December 17, 2006

Who's Your Daddy?

18 year old Katrina Clark writes a compelling article about life as a child whose father was an anonymous sperm donor in the Washington Post's Outlook section today:

....I was angry at the idea that where donor conception is concerned, everyone focuses on the "parents" -- the adults who can make choices about their own lives. The recipient gets sympathy for wanting to have a child. The donor gets a guarantee of anonymity and absolution from any responsibility for the offspring of his "donation." As long as these adults are happy, then donor conception is a success, right?

Not so. The children born of these transactions are people, too. Those of us in the first documented generation of donor babies -- conceived in the late 1980s and early '90s, when sperm banks became more common and donor insemination began to flourish -- are coming of age, and we have something to say...

For the whole article, click here.

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