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Children of sperm and egg donors 24 March 2010
A human egg
Do they have a right to know how they were conceived?

Children conceived with donated sperm or eggs after 2005 will be able to trace their biological parents once they reach the age of 18. But what if they have never even been told that one parent was a donor? Jenni asks Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of CAFCASS, and Dr Evan Harris, Liberal Democrat MP, whether parents should be obligated to disclose their child’s origins.

Donor Conception Network
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
British Association for Adoption & Fostering

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