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According to research most people who join matching registers do so out of curiosity – and contact between half-siblings as well as donors and children is usually a positive experience for all parties.
About the search for other children sharing the same donor or the search of the donor.
D. Beeson, P. K. Jennings & W. Kramer (2010). Anonymity, disclosure, and contact with donors: how experiences of donor-conceived offspring vary by family type. Donor Sibling Registry i samarbete med California State University, East Bay, USA.
D. R. Beeson, P. K. Jennings & W. Kramer (2011). Offspring searching for their sperm donors: how family type shapes the process. I: Human Reproduction Sep: 26 (9). Donor Sibing Registry i samarbete med California State University, East Bay, USA. S. 2415-2424.
E. Blyth & J. Speirs (2004). Meeting the rights and needs of donor-conceived people: the contribution of a voluntary contact register. I: Nordisk Socialt Arbeid 2004, 24 ( 4 ). S. 318-330.
N. Cahn (2012). The new kinship. I: Georgetown Law Journal. vol 100, nr 2.
A. L. Cushing (2010). ”I just want more information about who I am”: The search experience of sperm donor offspring, searching for information about their donors and genetic heritage. I: Information Research, vol. 15, nr 2, juni 2010 paper 428. School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
T. Freeman, S. Golombok, V. Jadva & W. Kramer (2007). Searching for donor relationships. The experiences of donor conception offspring, parents and donors. Donor Sibling Registry i samarbete med University of Cambridge, England.
T. Freeman, S. Golombok, V. Jadva & W. Kramer (2009). Gamete donation: parents’ experiences of searching for their child’s donor siblings and donor. I: Human Reproduction, vol. 24, nr 3. Donor Sibing Registry i samarbete med University of Cambridge, England. S. 505-516.
T. Freeman, S. Golombok, V. Jadva & W. Kramer (2010). Experiences of offspring searching for and contacting their donor siblings and donor. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 20 (4). Mars 2010. I samarbete med University of Cambridge, England. S. 523-532.
R. Hertz (2009). Turning strangers into kin. I: M. Nelson & A. Garey (Red.),Who’s watching? Daily practices of surveillance among contemporary families. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. S. 156-174.
R. Hertz & J. Mattes (2011). Donor-Shared Siblings or Genetic Strangers: New Families, Clans, and the Internet. I: Journal of Family Issues XX(X). Department of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA. S. 1-27.
Janssens, P M W (2009). Colouring the different phases in gamete and embryo donation. I: Human Reproduction, vol. 24, nr. 3. S. 502-504. doi:10.1093/humrep/den431
J. Scheib & A. Ruby (2008). Contact among families who share the same sperm donor. I: Fertility and Sterility 90. S. 33-43.
A. M. Turnbull (2007). Are we family? The perceptions and experiences of planned lesbian families who have conceived children via anonymous donor sperm as they seek out their children’s donor half-siblings and their families. Diss. Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass. USA.
A. Wheatley (2010). Donor Insemination: The Role of the Internet in the Experiences of Donor Offspring, DI Parents and Donors. I: Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research, Vol. 3, nr 2.
About egg/sperm donors thoughts and experiences of contact with other children resulting from the donation.
K. Daniels, W. Kramer & M. Perez y Perez (2011). Semen donors who are open to contact with their offspring. Donor Sibling Registry i samarbete med University of Canterbury, Nya Zeeland.
T. Freeman, S. Golombok, V. Jadva & W. Kramer (2011). Sperm and oocyte donors´ experiences of anonymous donation and subsequent contact with their donor offspring. I: Human Reproduction. Vol. 26, nr 3 Jan/Feb 2011. Donor Sibing Registry i samarbete med University of Cambridge, England. S. 638-645.
W. Kramer, J. Schneider & N. Schultz (2009). US oocyte donors: a retrospective study of medical and psychosocial issues. I: Human Reproduction. Vol.24, nr 12. S. 3144–3149.