Symposium on Reproductive Tourisme in Europe

On Friday the 17th of March our chairman Stephanie Raeymaekers was asked to present a statement at the international Symposium on Reproductive ‘tourism’ in Europe “My name is Stephanie,  I am a donor conceived from Belgium. I am what the industry might call an old-school product. I am the result of one of the first options in line of […]

It does (not) matter

In the debate on reproductive discrimination all stops are being pulled so that the fulfillment of personal desires can be enforced. Yet it remains a  (c)heated debate, where double standards and false arguments determine the rules of the game. Because those who desire to become a parent, originally hope to get a ‘Plan A’-child. The […]

Men Having Babies Behaving Badly

Dear Ron, I got your email and reply-reaction on my previous blog about the Surrogacy Conference that was organized by Men Having Babies, the organization you represent. In those replies you question the content of my blog but upmost you try to tackle my intellect, honesty, agenda and perspective. Well, I decided that my response […]

That’s not my name

I don’t want my last name. It doesn’t fit me, nor does the family in which I was born into. I got the name from my social father. He rather did not want to have me, yet agreed in an attempt to create a child that would most likely match the real deal: a biological […]

Songs from/to donor conceived

A couple of weeks ago I reached out to donor conceived from all over the world asking if there is a song or songs that reflect their own feelings about being donor conceived (positive or negative). We got a lot of response. We want to share these songs and the reasons why they mean so […]

The lowering of the Belgian standards 3.0 : advertisers jerking off to fabricate creative DC offspring

Introduction In Belgium donor conceived children have no right to know who they descent from, nor are there any means to track down half siblings or our medical information. We don’t even have a national register that keeps track of the amount of children per sperm/egg donor. For over 65 years the Belgian fertility industry has […]

Interview: “Intentionally inflicting suffering on people before they are even born. Where is the sense, justice or love in that?”

A couple of weeks ago the president of our organization went to Italy to give a presentation. Her being there generated some interviews in the Italian press. One of the interviews she gave was for Avvenire, a newspaper of Catholic Bishop Conference of Italy (CEI). 1) What’s your story? My name is Stephanie, I am 36 years old […]