I did, though, want to share a few links. Can’t help but marvel at the coincidence of the timing here on few provocative pieces — all associated with family creation. Ah, to be free to conceive and start a family without nary a thought as to the complicated circumstances these women found themselves in…
- Forbes: Searching for My Donor Dad – Sperm, Identity and Me … a poignant story that I’m sure is far from isolated.
- New York Times: Her Body, My Baby … I know I’m late to the party here but this one set off some serious alarm bells when I first opened up the Sunday paper. What bummed me out most was that it gave those predisposed to think infertile couples are wacko more reason to cement that idea into place. I know the media industry is hard up to sell newspapers these days and drive traffic to their websites, but was inciting rancor among those who already have a hard time seeing eye to eye on this topic really necessary? As Kymberli and her readers pointed out, this is hardly the prototypical surrogacy story. And those photos? Yeah, they set the infertility world back a few centuries. For another take on the surrogacy path you can read thoughts from Jaymee.
- More Magazine … Christina wrote to tell me that the January issue contains a story about an infertile woman who after having two egg donor babies started a multi-million dollar egg bank. Haven’t had a chance to read the issue and there doesn’t seem to be an online link to the piece.
These should keep you busy pondering until I have more time to write and catch up on your blogs. Anyone want to offer up their two cents?