Saturday, February 12, 2011

Resources for Donor Dads

I was talking with our donor dad on the phone last weekend about stuff that's out there on the web by and for donor dads. Very little it seemed. There are hundreds of websites for mums, several for 'choice' mums, but little for dads, and even less for donor dads.


My search to find such a thing led me to email Emma from Free Sperm Donors Worldwide. This is a website that I had looked at before life brought donor dad and myself together (I know I promised to post that story - I will soon!). FSDW was set up by Emma because she believes that there are enormous benefits to private sperm donation and co-parenting arrangements as opposed to sperm donation through a clinic or ordering sperm from a sperm bank. 


As it happened, Emma had also noticed this lack of resourcing for donor dads and so was working on a web forum to connect and support donor children and donor dads around the world. Mydonordad.com is still being developed,  but the forum is already live. My Donor Dad came about through the children deserve to know where they come from campaign, which was also started by Emma.


Thank you so much Em - you are doing great things for so many mums and dads and children - we really appreciate your work.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness Im so touched that you would mention me on your blog. Thanks Emma! I really hope the 'My Donor Dads' site and forum will help people. Its early days- still building the actual site- but its so important that we have this resource. And its free of course- will always be funded by FSDW. And open to anyone- doesnt matter if the donors and recipients met through FSDW or not. There are so many men who want to be involved with the child post donor conception- and need to ask questions and chat about how to work through issues. Sperm donors in the current system dont get to even choose who gets their sperm- let along the opportunity to share information about himself to the parent/s - or meet the child before 18. And yet so many want this- and some even want to co-parent. These arrangements arent the 'norm' and yet children - and the extended families- can really benefit from them. Im committed to helping children get the information they need- about their origins- and supporting ALL parents-or would-be parents- who are actually putting the child first.
    Cant wait to hear how you get on - such an exciting journey.
    Hugs,
    Em :-)
    Aka The Child Listener™

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