The Fallacy of Secrecy through Donor Conception

Do you believe that not telling your children how they were conceived is in your child’s best interest? Think again. Many people who are interested in donating their remaining embryos to another family have not yet told their children how they were conceived. What...

Adopting Embryos Created with Anonymous Donors

Even though embryo adoption has been around for more than two decades, sometimes this kind of adoption can be a bit of a brain bender. When couples who desire to build their family begin to explore embryo adoption, many form the idea in their minds pretty quickly that...

Accepting Your Donor Conceived Child

Picture it: you planned to meet someone at a party, only to arrive and realize they are not there. Do you go from room to room looking for them? Or step back outside to wait for them? Does it make you feel uneasy being amongst others who clearly know each other at...

Why the Secrecy?

There are many adults and children living in the U.S. and the world who are a secret. No, they aren’t spies, nor are they hidden away. What is secret being how they came to exist. Donor conception has been around since the 1880s, and there are no signs of it slowing...

Talking with Your Child about Embryo Adoption

Adoptive parents are often anxious about how to talk to their adopted child about his or her adoption story. Even if parents have been very intentional to always speak of adoption in a positive light, there’s always a nagging worry in the back of their minds: Are we...
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