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My Daddy’s Name Is Donor reveals stunning findings about the lives of adult offspring of sperm donation, one of the most common reproductive technologies and one that has been practiced widely in the United States and around the world for decades. Based on first-ever representative, comparative study of adults conceived via sperm donation, it discusses how they struggle with the implications of their conception and how they fare worse than their peers raised by biological parents on important outcomes such as depression, delinquency, and substance abuse. My Daddy’s Name Is Donor aims to launch an international debate on ethics, meaning, and practice of donor conception.
Elizabeth Marquardt is editor of FamilyScholars.org, where she also blogs. She is vice president for family studies and director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values. Norval D. Glenn is Ashbel Smith Professor in Sociology and Stiles Professor in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Karen Clark found out at age eighteen, after her dad had passed away, that she had been conceived through anonymous sperm donation in 1966. She has been active in donor advocacy issues for the past four years.