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Published: July 2015
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Riley and Roger meet for the first time

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

Published: July 2017
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School aged donor-conceived children as healthy as other children

Donor sperm has been used for many decades to help couples where the male partner is infertile to have children. In more recent times, same-sex couples and single women increasingly have also used donor sperm to have children.

Until now little has been known about the health and development of children conceived with donor sperm as they get older, but a recent study conducted in Australia show’s that they are as healthy as other children.

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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

 

Related content

Search for C11 - Part 1

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Donor conception

Single mother's perspective using sperm donation to become a family

Anna discussing using a sperm donor to conceive her son Alexander and discusses the challenges as a single parent. In part two, Anna talks about how she and Alexander talk about his donor conception.

 

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Solo Mothers by Choice

SMC Australia is the national support and advocacy group for women who are thinking about or have become sole parents and their children.

Sometimes it takes three to make a baby - book cover
Author: Kate Bourne
Published: October 2002
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Donor conception

Sometimes it takes three to make a baby

Explaining egg donor conception to young children.

Melbourne IVF kindly provided permission to publish this book on the VARTA website.

Author: The Sensible Films
Published: August 2015
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

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.  



Donor conception

Sperm donor linking

Listen to interview: Sperm donor linking - Richard Aedy, Radio National

VARTA CEO Louise Johnson and Riley Knight, a donor-conceived person, spoke to Richard Aedy from Radio National's 'Life Matters' about the issue of donor-conceived people having access to informtion abut their donor.  Riley also talked abou what it was like to meet his donor, Roger Clarke.  You can download the podcast of Riley and Roger talking about meeting and subsequent friendship.

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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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