Thinking about the possibility of a sperm, egg or embryo donor?
Hi, I'm Gail Pascoe and my daughter has over 100 siblings after I used an American sperm donor. As a result, I've been researching all things 'donor conception' for a number of years now and have discovered some great things, and also, sadly, many distressing and disturbing stories.
There are several ways of finding a donor, some safer - and more conscious - than others, but all come with an inherent degree of risk. Before you reach any decision, consider the options available to you and the risks and benefits for you, your donor and most importantly, your child.
Regardless of your situation, I'm here to help you learn all there is to know about choosing a donor(s) who's right for you, as well as the unique and ongoing needs of donor-conceived children and adults.
Click here to go to my blog and find out more about choosing a donor in Australia.
Want to know more?
I'm writing a book...
'Donor Conception and Beyond: A step-by-step guide for Australians'
...will be out in 2019.
The book will tell you everything you need to know about donors, and the needs of donor-conceived children and adults.
Click here for more information about the book.
There are many details to consider when choosing a donor.
Q. Do you know what criteria to use to select your donor?
Q. Are you aware of the relevant legislation in your state (if any)?
Q. Are you familiar with the donor family limits (including worldwide)?
Q. Do you know when and what to tell your donor-conceived child?
I can help you understand all of the questions you need to ask, so you can make a fully informed decision.
"Everyone has a right to know their genetic origins."
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