posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 04:38 PM
Sperm stocks have become depleted since a 1998 law ordered donors to agree to have their identities revealed when a child turns 18.
The clinic says it has not yet received any replies
"Parents should be honest with their children from the start," says Helen, who discovered she was donor conceived when she was 20. "It's the
lying that hurts, not the truth."
Ironically Sweden's experience with transparency has, at least in some cases, had the opposite of the desired effect.
Legislation banning anonymous donations was introduced in 1985: interviews with parents who have used donor insemination since suggest that many have
not told their children they were donor conceived for fear that they will find their genetic parent.
"But that doesn't mean it was the wrong thing to do," says Dr Claes Gottlieb, who carried out the research. "It will take time before full
transparency is achieved, but I honestly believe that the best way to avoid identity issues is for children to be fully informed."
Is it any wonder countries are facing sperm donor shortages when the child can track down there genetic fathers ?
Parents should tell there kids that they were born via a sperm donar. I can also understand why kids would want to find there genetic father.
Its a tricky issue thoughts ?