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  • Generalizing is never easy, but that in most cases ‘father’ is thought to be a purely biological relationship does not seem to be correct. Several people talk about ‘biological father’ not just ‘father’, why would they add biological, when the think of father as a purely biological thing? Also not only Maureenky, but me too do absolutely not…[Read more]

  • 1. No contact. While we are connected (he helped my parents, we share DNA), I do not feel any need/longing to have contact.
    2. (sperm) donor. For me this nicely fits with his role in my life.
    3. My mother was married with a man, my father. During primary school, my parents divorced. To others I refer to him as my father. Sometimes in case of…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    That’s what I call crazy. Yes in some countries a donor may win the legal battle, in the USA they discriminate between clinic/non-clinic donations. If he wins the children will then have contact during a number of years. But one day they’ve grown up and will learn how the donor broke his promise to attack the parents. The article also mentions how…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    @wmdoran, you have a wild imagination. I did never suggest he should have no contact, please read more carefully. I think he should have contact, in a healthy way. But I do oppose your idea of preparing for a legal battle, because how do you think that would affect children?
    That’s something which we can not predict with 100% certainty, but we…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    Building a case to obtain parental rights?!? Preparing for legal battle, probably a nasty one. Doesn’t sound like that’s what children need.

    Well you don’t know me @wmdoran. I made more long-term decisions when I was young, even at the end of primary school. Maybe that’s in my genes 🙂 I also wasn’t hit by the news and due to chronological order…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    It’s not just odd, it’s insane. Your boyfriend is being used and lets it happen. But as girlfriend you’re also being affected, emotionally and now also financially. New kid is on the way, probably they expect a third of the costs covered for him too. You also have a right to say something about it. I think he needs to hear the truth: what’s…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    Yeah we come from different places. If the genetic father becomes a threat to the family, it’s logical he wants to protect it. However, this does not have to happen. Both are in a way the father, one social/legal and the other genetic. A donor conceived should not have to choose one of them, but should be raised by the social parents and free to…[Read more]

  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    I’m not in favor of anything extreme in this matter. Being too close causes damage to the donor in this case, but would probably cause problems for the new family too. I’m not suggesting to cut off communication at all, but to reduce it now to prevent it from being broken. Also not all donor conceived want contact with their donor (I’m not…[Read more]

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  • yfactor replied to the topic Emotional Support in the forum Sperm Donors 4 years, 2 months ago

    Sending daily pictures to a friend sounds extreme, giving the boy the name of the donor too. It also doesn’t help in keeping a healthy distance, since they are their children in a social/legal way. Realizing this and making this clear is crucial. Being open about who the donor is to the children is also crucial. So that makes it more complex with…[Read more]

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