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Monique Shebbeare discusses sperm donor anonymity on CKNW

I had the opportunity to speak with CKNW’s Marcella Bernardo this weekend about anonymity of sperm donors in light of the recent landmark case Pratten v B.C. (A.G.) – Listen to or download the interview here My view is that the underlying idea of the decision – that donor conceived children need to have access [...]

By | July 18th, 2011|Family Law, Reproductive Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monique Shebbeare discusses sperm donor anonymity on CKNW

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