Two teenage children who track down their sperm donor biological father and insist on forging a connection with him. Finally, we have an exploration of how children born from such procedures feel, because in fact it turns out that their feelings about their origins are a lot more complicated than people think.
The study of 18- to 45-year-olds includes 485 who were conceived via sperm donation, 562 adopted as infants, and 563 raised by their biological parents.
The results are surprising. While adoption is often the center of controversy, it turns out that sperm donation raises a host of different but equally complex—and sometimes troubling—issues. Two-thirds of adult donor offspring agree with the statement "My sperm donor is half of who I am." Nearly half are disturbed that money was involved in their conception. More than half say that when they see someone who resembles them, they wonder if they are related.
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I wouldn't donate eggs, but more because of the hormone therapy impact on a woman's body. They have to take some powerful drugs to get their bodies to release eggs on demand, those drugs take their toll. Many women have had complications due to the powerful drugs, and the harvesting of my eggs isn't important enough to put my family through an induced health risk. Besides, I am too old for that now anyhow.
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