Post Tagged with: "Sperm Donor"

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm
Family / Family-building

Giving It Away: Saying Goodbye to the Last Vial of Sperm

Back to that one last vial of sperm…we made the decision to keep our last vial of sperm in January. Then, the other day, we decided to give it away. After a long day of barely breathing because the exhaustion was so heavy on our chests, we looked at each […]

The Night Before
Family / Family-building

Telling Your Child About Their Anonymous Sperm Donor

I rehearsed many different ways to tell him he was created using a sperm donor we don’t know.

Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Conceiving Biracial Child
News & Politics

Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Conceiving Biracial Child

Forms of oppression, while not interchangeable, are all connected. Queer people do not inherently understand race issues just as people of color aren’t immune to homophobia.

PHOTO CREDIT: BETSY ARCHER
Family / Family-building

Finding Mr. Right: Part 2

Picking up where we left off after Finding Mr. Right: Part 1. “Ooooo…How about this one?” S pointed to someone who sounded like a Greek god. I pictured him sitting on a beach somewhere lathered in olive oil, his massive pecs alternating rhythmic contractions. “Not a chance.” At this point, […]

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors
Family / Kids

What we talk about when we talk about sperm donors

When my wife Tracie and I chose to conceive our children using an anonymous sperm donor, we entered our family into sparsely documented psychological territory. At the time, the first children to participate in our sperm bank’s donor identity release program were turning eighteen years old, and as the program […]