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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
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.
About egg/sperm donors thoughts and experiences of contact with other children resulting from the donation.
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.