Dear CCB Families,
We have recently received multiple reports of donors attempting to contact families directly. In at least one instance, an individual has contacted two families who used different donors claiming to be both donors. We also have a report of an individual claiming he had spoken to CCB employees and been given the go ahead to contact the family directly.
PLEASE NOTE: No threats or anything bad has come of these contacts. Some may be legitimate or simply stupid pranks. We are investigating all reports we have received.
The choice to turn to reproductive services for help in your quest to conceive is an important decision whether as the sperm donor or the one undertaking artificial insemination; and one that is certainly not made without careful consideration of all the factors involved. As a top sperm bank, California Cryobank's mission is to help our clients realize their dream in the safest, most prepared manner possible. Every step of the way, every part of the process is presented to our clients with experience behind it—with clarity and expert guidance.
It never escapes our notice that the end result of our many services is to help our clients conceive. There is no question that the children born of donor insemination and further conception are in their parents' dreams many years prior to their arrival and are welcomed into their family with much gratitude and love. And we also understand that there will come a day when questions will be raised by these children or information about their conception will be shared by their parents at a time they deem to be appropriate. After receiving that information, children may have questions about their biological parentage or their potential siblings who may have been fathered by the same sperm donation. Or, our clients may choose to connect their children immediately with their siblings through a sibling registry so that they can be raised with the knowledge of their family.
In anticipating a child's need for information, as well as the desire of families to stay connected, we created the CCB Sibling Registry—allowing siblings and extended families to find each other. Participation in our program is completely optional and therefore does not offer a comprehensive list of potential siblings. But those who do choose to participate will have the resources available to them to find their half-siblings who are also in the program so that they may connect if they choose to do so.
Those who choose to enroll in the CCB Sibling Registry will have access to information that includes the posting of births of potential siblings (whose family also chooses to enroll in the sibling registry), profiles and email contact information for potential siblings, and an online portal where siblings and families can communicate regarding sperm donors and the insemination that took place. Because this information is organized by donor number, families can find each other easily.
At California Cryobank we are committed to the well-being and success of our clients. Our Sibling Registry is one more way for us to demonstrate that commitment from conception and beyond.
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