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How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing? Are these new family forms harmful to children?
Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews world renowned expert on new family structures, Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England.
For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/.
Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org.
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More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their parents tell them of their donor conception. Does their donor conception affect how they feel about their family? Join our panel of four adult who were conceived with the help of a donor.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.
Join us on June 26 2014 as we tap into intuitive techonology to attract, engage and retain donors - even on a large scale. Greg Warner of MarketSmart will share with us how you can actually quantify donor interest and guide them through a series of messages tailored specifically to their interests. This type of intimate fundraising can happen even if you never meet with them face to face. Philanthropy for everybody, on their own terms. We invite you to come listen and learn about the new wave in donor cultivation for nonprofit organizations- stewarding before they give you a gift.
As lesbians, the way we conceive, typically, is through donor conception, and donor conception is whole new paradigm for most of us. There are many intricacies, details and lots of new information to learn. How do sperm banks work? How selective are they with the guys that may be the future biological father of your child? What kind of background study do they do on these guys? How extensively do they test for disease or genetic conditions? How many biological siblings might your child have out in the world? How do they handle future contact with the donor? How do you talk to your child about donor conception? What are the chances your child is going to want to contact their donor? Alice Ruby, executive director The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC) is on the show to answer these questions and more. TSBC was the first sperm bank in the country to serve lesbians and other unmarried women. As the only non-profit sperm bank in the country, TSBC does immense amounts of research the outcomes and implications of donor conception for parents, donor-conceived individuals, and donors. TSBC offers tons of resources on their site for lesbian parents looking to conceive. Find out why TSBC may be a great option for your choice in sperm banks.
Find out more about The Sperm Bank of California at https://www.thespermbankofca.org/.
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"You have the power to donate life. “ – Author Suzanne Ruff
Listen in as Suzanne Ruff joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Program to discuss the transforming power of love.
Suzanne Ruff is a living kidney donor and the author of the inspiring, award-winning book, “The Reluctant Donor,” Suzanne is also a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books – “Grieving and Recovery” and the Chicken Soup for the Soul Harvard Medical School series: “Say Hello to a Better Body.”
Suzanne is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients, serves on the Executive Committee of the Living Donor Council of the National Kidney Foundation and volunteers with the PKD Foundation. She works tirelessly to tell others how organ donation has saved her family because of a genetic disease. Today, as one of the nation’s greatest advocates for organ transplant, Suzanne is a sought-after speaker across the country.
Suzanne and her sister were featured in a Chicago newspaper in a multi-part story and she has appeared on Fox News Minneapolis, Good Morning San Antonio and NBC in Chicago. Visit her website atwww.suzanneruff.com
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Josh Morrison is a co-founder and Executive Director of Waitlist Zero a non-profit founded by kidney donors, whose mission is to expand support for living kidney donations.
Josh donated a kidney to a stranger in December 2011. He will explain his reason for his donation along with the process and recovery after the gift of his kidney. He and his group are bringing awareness to the lack of funds available to assist in the living donor transplant process.
He was a life sciences attorney at Ropes & Gray, a law firm in Boston, He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
An interview with: Suzanne Ruff Suzanne Ruff's family was afflicted with PKD ( Polycystic KidneyDisease). Suzanne was the only one not affected by it. Her mother and two sisters, as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins have all needed kidney transplants to save their lives. When the bell rang with the call for her to donate her kidney to her sister, she became "The Reluctant Donor" . This happens to be the name of her book which chronicles her thoughts, feelings, emotions during this life-altering chapter of her life. PKD is the most common genetic disease - 12.5 million people worldwide have PKD; over half a million Americans suffer from it. As of the latest count, over 90,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant. Listen and be inspired by Suzanne's story. Perhaps, in the not too distant future, this could alter your life and someone else's.
Most people do not realize the importance of organ donation until it's too late or if they need one. Tune in as Mr. Yancey and Tracie P. talk with Zanon Miller is dialysis patient and could benefit from a organ donation. Then tune in as Ms. Freddie, the newest addition to the Who Has the Powe Radio Network, talks about the importance of voting. You can call in with your questions and comments at (914)338-0665. You can also watch Mr. Yancey and Ms. Freddie live in the studio on UStream at http://ustre.am/1egXd .
Overcoming Reluctance to Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo in Your Extended Family. This was a topic suggested by our audience. There are few, if any, resources available to help infertility patients navigate who to tell about using third party reproduction. Our guest is Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in infertiliy who has worked at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey for 8 years and has a private practice in Montclair, NJ. donor egg, egg donation, donor sperm, sperm donation, donor embryo, embryo donation, embryo adoption, infertility treatment, fertility treatment, third party reproduction,
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on donor egg, sperm, and embryos can be found here.
Kirk Stange talks about the recent Kansas case where a sperm donor is ordered to pay child support. This is based on article on www.stangelawfirm.com titled: Kansas Court Ruling: Sperm donor ordered to pay child support.
With offices in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson County, Franklin County in Missouri and St. Clair County and Madison County in Illinois, you can contact Stange Law Firm and their St. Louis Family Law Attorneys online or at 314-963-4700.
WAKE UP WEDNESDAY!!!! Are you a man suffering through the legal system just to spend time with your children? Do you ever feel that your rights as a father are being violated? Or are you a man who does the bare minimum and almost never engages with your child/children? Whatever the case we're talking about Fatherhood; the right to be a father who does for his children and who understands his role and responsibilities as being more than just a sperm donor or an ATM. We will hear from fathers about the struggle to have a relationship with the mother of the child, let alone the child. Join us today on Life, Love, No Chaser! Call in at: 347-637-3718. Press 1 to vent or weigh-in. blogtalkradio.com/lifelovenochaser
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