Donor-linking

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Published: November 2015
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

A donor's wife's perspective

I have always known that my husband was a sperm donor while at university in the 70s.

It was undertaken on a strictly confidential basis and over the years we really did not give it much of a thought.

All this changed when my husband saw an advertisement in a National newspaper announcing that sperm donor children now had the right to find out who their biological fathers were and asked for people to come forward if they felt they wanted to assist in this process.

Published: June 2016
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Graham and Kelly’s story of donor linking and advice to others

Donor Graham, and donor-conceived Kelly, met eight years ago once they both expressed interest in finding out information about their donor/offspring. They were matched with the help of VARTA. In this video, they share their story of how they linked, and explain their relationship today.


Donor Graham, and donor-conceived Kelly, met eight years ago with the help of VARTA. They share their advice to others who wish to link with their donor or offspring.

Published: June 2016
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Lived experiences of donor linking

A panel of donors, recipient parents and donor-conceived people share their stories of donor linking at the VARTA's 'Donor conception: from anonymity to openness' event on 19 May 2016.

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Meeting your donor / donor-conceived person

Riley and his donor, Roger, talk about what it was like to meet each other.

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Meeting your donor parent

Listen to interview: Meeting your donor parent - Richard Stubbs, 774 radio

If you always knew that you had been conceived with the help of a donor, would you want to meet that donor? That was the question for Riley who decided when he was 18 that he did indeed want to meet his donor Roger.

 

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Searching for C11 - Part 1

"Searching for C11", a two part ABC Australian Story special, is about the ardous search to discover the identity of Lauren Burns' donor father - a man she know only as 'C11'.

Searching for C11 - Part 1

 

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Searching for C11 - Part 2

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Searching for C11 - Part 2

"Searching for C11", a two part ABC Australian Story special, is about the ardous search to discover the identity of Lauren Burns' donor father - a man she know only as 'C11'.

Searching for C11 - Part 2

 

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Search for C11 - Part 1

Author: The Sensible Films
Published: August 2015
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Sperm Donors Anonymous

Following are extracts from 'Sperm Donor Anonymous' an ABC documentary about the effects of anonymous sperm donation on donor-conceived children, their families and on the sperm donors themselves.  



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Sperm donor meets the family created from his donation

Listen to this interview with Adrian, a sperm donor for single mother, Dianne.

“When we were approached by the registry to make potential contact by the donor family it was a difficult decision. It was just that we had to consider how we would link and the possibility surrounding meeting the donor family into our lives at that given time.” Adrian decided he would give consent to release information about himself and he is glad he did.

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When a sperm donor applies to find his offspring

Headline: When a sperm donor applies to find his offspring

 

In 1979, when Aaron* answered a call for volunteer research participants at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, he was surprised to find himself signing up to a sperm donation program. Now, more than 35 years later, Aaron has connected with two of his donor offspring and is seeking contact with others.

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