Resources

Just find out you are a sperm/egg/embryo ‘donor’ conceived person (DCP)?  Not sure what to do?  Need help finding your answers and/or biological/genetic family?  DonorChildren wants to offer you all the known resources as well as being a resource for you.  Please visit the Get Started page as well as educating yourself on all known available resources below!

Along with following other ‘donor’ conceived blogs online we want to encourage any ‘donor’ conceived person, parent, or ‘donor’/biological father/mother to register or subscribe at the following databases to make yourself as searchable as possible.  Also, every person no matter who you are should submit their DNA to three major DNA testing companies:  23andMe, FTDNA, and Ancestry.  You never know what extended relative that is an adoptee or ‘donor’ conceived person might need you in their search.  You could be their missing link!  Also, for ‘donor’ conceived people, it is essential for their known biological parent to DNA test so they can filter out their DNA relative matches which expedites.  We hope this reference helps educate you of the available resources online.  Please let us know if we can add anything.

ON ANY ONLINE DONOR RELATED SITE, PLEASE BEWARE OF EMAILS SCAMS FROM FAKE SPERM/EGG DONORS (See these examples so you’re familiar with a past scam letter):

For our complete list of donor related scam emails:  Click Here

DNA (Buy tests and subscriptions through these DNA links to support DonorChildren at no cost to you!):




WatershedDNA (Licensed Genetic Counselor – Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LGC)
SMGF.org/ (Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation – search every database here – powerful tool)
ISOGG.org/ (International Society of Genetic Genealogy)
ISFG.org/ (International Society for Forensic Genetics)
DNA-Fingerprint.com/
DNAAncestryProject.com/
GedMatch.com (Free database to upload your Autosomal data, you have to download the data first from 23andMe)
DNAgedcom (downloadable DNA comparison software mapping tool)
Ysearch.org (search tool & database within FTDNA for Y-Chromosome tests)
CabriMed.org
DNAAdoption.com
HomeDNA.com (Home DNA Testing)
GTLDNA.com (DNA Testing by Mail Listings)
DNATribes.com
GeneBase.comPaternityUSA.com/
Facebook DNA Detectives
DNA Matches Table (% & shared Centimorgans – CM)

Social Groups/Registries/Organizations:
Amfor.net/DonorOffspring/viewregistry.cgi (FREE public billboard, check out the donor offspring page, minimal functionality & lack of privacy but FREE)
DonorOffspring.eu (European Donor Offspring Lobby Group & Informational Resource)
www.AreYouDonorConceived.org (Australian Based Donor Conceived Awareness Organization)
Adoption-Free-Search.org (EMLA – Emergency Medical Locators for Adoptees)
BDM.vic.gov.au/ (Births, Deaths & Marriages – Victoria, Australia)
IDOAlliance.org (International Donor Offspring Alliance)
DonorConnections.com/ (Paid Registry similar to DSR with costly annual/expiring memberships that inhibit growth and connection)
Sibling-Registry.com/
DonorSiblingGroups.com
MyHeritage.com (Experimenting with Facial Recognition Software)
SearchingForMySpermDonorFather.org
DonorKinderen.com (Belgium/Netherlands ‘donor’ conceived organization – Follow on twitter @donorkinderen & Facebook.com/DonorkinderenBelgie)
Kidlotgenoten.com (Belgium/Netherlands Forum for Dutch speaking ‘donor’ conceived, ‘donors’, and parents)
SpenderKinder.de (German/Swiss/Austrian Donor Conceived Support Network)
DonorConception.com (Southwestern Ontario Donor Conception Support Network)
BabyCenter.com (Pregnancy, Babies, Getting Preganant forum – search for Donor ID groups, etc.)
CBC-Network.org/ (The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network)
AnonymousUs.org/stories/index.php?cid=2#.UljdYlLYG5k (safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction)
Coalition Against Reproductive Trafficking
FamilyTreeDNA.com/public/donor_conceived/
FloridaACTS.com/ (Florida Adoption Connections Truth and Support:  South Florida support group for fostered, adopted, and donor conceived adults)
InfertilityNetwork.org/links (Canadian Infertility non-profit resource)
Facebook.com/groups/1374765852762367 (Sperm / Egg / Embryo Donor Conceived & Donors Finding Biological Family)
Facebook.com/groups/117890424957475/?ref=ts&fref=ts (International Donor Offspring Alliance)
Facebook.com/groups/727551893935757/ (Harley Street / UK)
Facebook.com/groups/6686905255/ (DONOR CONCEIVED OFFSPRING, SIBLINGS, PARENTS – (Sperm or Egg))
Facebook.com/groups/584100634974296/ (Worldwide Donor Conceived People Network)
Facebook.com/groups/403299726388527/ (Tyler Medical Center group – GROUP IS INVISIBLE – CONTACT [email protected] IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE GROUP)
Facebook.com/californiacryobankspermdonor5497offspring (CA Cryo Bank – Donor 5497)
Facebook.com/groups/142748889256694/ (Xytex Donor 5212 Family Group Page)
Facebook.com/groups/462749110461340/ (Danish Donor Conceived)
Facebook.com/groups/32375015775/ (Danish donors)
Facebook.com/AbolitionistsAgainstIvf
Facebook.com/groups/283642724994261/ (Fairfax Donor 1864)
Cryos NY Sibling Registry Facebook Page
SeedSibling.org/ (Forums for donor conceived from a Nordic Clinic or Danish Sperm Bank)
VoluntaryRegister.health.wa.gov.au/home/ (Western Australia Registry)
DonorConceivedRegister.org.uk/
Groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PCVAI/info (People Conceived Via Artificial Insemination)
Groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AustralianDonorConceptionRegistry/info (Australian Donor Conception Registry)
Groups.yahoo.com/group/xytex9996 (Xytex International Sperm Bank – Donor 9996)
Health.groups.yahoo.com/group/DonorSiblingRegistry/?yguid=3457069 (DSR Yahoo Group)
Xytex.com/XYConnects (Place for Xytex patients, donors and offspring to communicate and share things online)
Fairfaxcryobank.com/forum/index.php (Fairfax Forum)
HFEA.gov.uk/5526.html (UK Government Records)
HFEA.gov.uk http://www.hfea.gov.uk/112.html (UK Government Records)
FIOM.nl/…/9/kidregister_en_dna_databank.aspx (Netherlands Identifiable Donors)
AUSDCF.org/ (Australian Donor Conception Forum)
IVF-LINGS.co.nz (New Zealand IVF Resource/Education Site)
ThemBeforeUs.com (Children’s Rights Before Adults Desires – Giving Children a Voice in the Debate Over Family Structure)

Favorite Blogs:
23andMe Blog
YourGeneticGenealogist.com (thorough discussion and information treasure-trove for DNA analysis from a great lady, CeCe Moore)
blog.2bhuman.net (Anonymous Father’s Day – Matthew Eppinette)
FindingYourBiologicalFamily.blogspot.com
DonatedGeneration.blogspot.com/
ChildofaStranger.blogspot.com
DonorChild.blogspot.com/
DaughterofaDonor.com
DonorConceived.blogspot.com/
TheDonorWhoDared.blogspot.com/
TheOtherSideofSurrogacy.blogspot.com
CryokidConfessions.blogspot.com/2010/09/best-donorsibling-searching-tools.html –> GREAT info/tools to get started
FindingXY.com
LacigogneDeMasquee.wordpress.com (Quebec blog…check her out!)
Blog.CanPan.info/dog/ (Japan DCP group)
Donor-ConceivedOrJustAChild.blogspot.com
Ester De Lau (Netherlands-Dutch ‘Donor’ Conceived Blog)

Published or Produced Media:

Kevin Staudt “Novum” (‘donor’ conceived song)
Chloe & Her New Brother Wrote A Beautiful Song
NCBcenter.org (Identity and the Donor Conceived)
Eprints.qut.edu.au/737/1/rose_fromabundle.PDF (Disenfranchised Greif for the Donor Conceived Adult – by Joanna Rose)
CBC-Network.org/2014/08/whats-wrong-with-third-party-assisted-reproduction/ (Center for Bio-ethics:  What’s Wrong With 3PR) – Download the PDF HERE
CBC-Network.org/2014/01/our-new-film/ (Breeders: a subclass of women?)
AnonymousFathersDay.com
NCBI.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed (source to search for donor conception related articles)
NCBI.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23780686 (Damian Adams – Australia)
NCBI.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22908615 (Damian Adams – Australia)
NCBI.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23163670 (Damian Adams – Australia)
NLA.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/aja/issue/view/248/showToc (Australian Journal of Adoption – Vol 7, No 2 (2013) – Donor Conception and Adoption)

Offline:
Candace Turner
Donor Offspring
PO Box 37
Sarcoxie, MO 64862

Donor Conception
PO BOX 53
NSW 2198
Australia

Care Leavers of Australia
PO BOX 164
Georges Hall
New South Wales 2198
[email protected]

Fertility Doctors/Technicians Who Secretly Used Own Sperm:

  • BARWIN, Bernard Norman (3 babies,total unknown,Toronto, CANADA), Huffington Post 1-31-13
  • JACOBSON, Cecil (70-75 babies conceived, Salt Lake City, UTAH), LA Times 2-23-94
  • FRONTIER, Quincy (4-6 babies, total unknown, NEVADA), Las Vegas Review Journal 8-26-07
  • LIPPERT, Thomas R. (2 babies, possibly 1,000s, Salt Lake City, UTAH), MailOnline 1-13-14 IVF Clinic employee 1988-1993
  • RAUMALEY, Ben (1 baby known, total unknown, CONNECTICUT), Huff Post 3-8-10
  • SANTOMAURO, Anthony claimed error– inseminated a Black woman with White donor sperm instead of Black fiance’s sperm, New Haven, CONNECTICUT), WTNH TV, 7-9-04
  • WIESNER, Bertold P. (600-1,000 babies conceived, London, UK), The Telegraph 4-8-12

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