Sperm Donation

What a Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Can Teach Us About Race

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

A lesbian couple was informed that their egg had been inseminated not with the desired sperm of the white, blonde-haired, blue-eyed donor, but with that of the black male, the result of a clerical error. Where the outrage has ensued is with the couple's $50,000 wrongful birth lawsuit.

Do Donor Babies Have a Right to Know Their Biological Parents?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Today, with modern medicine and new lifestyles, there is no guarantee that a child will be born into a genetically related family. But, how did we get to a place where it is OK to legally deny the child access to his genetic material?

Court Setback For Sperm Donors' Kids

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A woman who wanted to know the identity of her sperm-donor father is taking her case to Canada's top court after the B.C. Court of Appeal ...

When Sperm Donors Suddenly Want to Be Dads

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living
Andrew Feldstein

Rene deBlois agreed that he would just be a sperm donor for his friend and her same-sex partner, and that he would not play any kind of role in the child's life. Now deBlois says he was coerced into the latter part of this arrangement and that he believes he should be recognized as the child's father. On the surface, this may seem logical, but in reality, this is a case about the rights of the child.

Shady Semen? Don't Trust It Says Health Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Health Canada is warning that donor semen for conception should be obtained through reliable sources. Otherwise, there could be safety issues...

Anonymous Sperm Donation Harms Children

Georgialee Lang | Posted 08.31.2011 | Canada
Georgialee Lang

While anonymity may suit parents and donor, the evidence showed that these children suffer significant psychological and psychosocial difficulties brought on by health concerns, the lack of personal identity, and a sense of loss and incompleteness.