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Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors

CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.30pm- Interview with Monique (part 1) CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.40pm - Interview with Monique (part 2) Sperm donors are used by heterosexual couples with fertility challenges, by same-sex couples and by single women. What are the implications? In this interview, CKNW host Simi Sara and I discuss: Recent reports of [...]

By | October 23rd, 2011|Adoption, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors

Advocating a mechanism for sperm donors to relinquish legal parenthood

One of the main reasons that intended parents choose anonymous sperm donors instead of donors they know is that the current law does not provide a mechanism for a sperm donor to formally relinquish legal parenthood, unless the intended mother has a partner who can adopt the child and the donor consents at the time [...]

BC Court Declares an end to Anonymous Sperm Donation

As an adoptee who has reconnected with her birth family, the mother of a donor child, and a lawyer with a particular interest in assisted reproduction, I was very curious to read the B.C. Supreme Court’s new and landmark decision on the rights of donor offspring: Pratten v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2011 BCSC 656. [...]

By | May 24th, 2011|Adoption, Reproductive Technology, Uncategorized|1 Comment