Donor Family Matters: My Story of Raising a Profoundly Gifted Donor-Conceived Child, Redefining Family, and Building the Donor Sibling Regis


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Donor Sibling Registry
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6.0 X 0.24 X 9.0 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Wendy Kramer is author of Encomienda Politics in Early Colonial Guatemala, 1524-1544: Dividing the Spoils.


"An intimate, inspiring, powerful, and well-written memoir. Wendy Kramer's bravery and strength in raising a gifted child on her own, and in starting the Donor Sibling Registry, make her a force to be reckoned with. Essential reading for anyone connected to the world of sperm donation." --Jacqueline Mroz, author of Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation

"Wendy Kramer's memoir--like Wendy Kramer herself--is invaluable, lucid, engaging, and full of wisdom. This book is a gift." --Dani Shapiro, donor-conceived offspring and author of Inheritance

"A powerful personal story, with relevance to anybody interested in or affected by donor conception, by someone whose work has been absolutely crucial to the ending of anonymity and secrecy and the shame, sorrow, and isolation that goes with them." --Barry Stevens, donor-conceived offspring and filmmaker of Offspring

"Wendy Kramer works tirelessly to give voice to the needs and longings of donor-conceived people and their families. Kramer's work has taken donor conception out of the dark realm of secrecy and shined a light on the emotional and social costs of anonymity." --Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW, co-author of Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation

"Donor Family Matters is much more than a memoir. It's a historical book documenting how one mother created the universe of donor-linked families. Beautifully written!" --Meredyth Capasso, mother to a donor child and blogger at

"The fascinating journey of Wendy Kramer and her gifted son Ryan, who set out to find his sperm donor--which led to the creation of what is now the world's largest website for connecting half-siblings and their biological families. This is a thoughtful, honest, and heartwarming book." --Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., grandmother of donor-conceived children

"Wendy Kramer allows the reader into her personal life of marriage, infertility, divorce, and her quest to be the best single mom to her inquisitive donor-conceived son Ryan. She has provided all of us a chance to re-examine the rights of those searching and longing to know their biological family." --Jennifer Lahl, founder and president, The Center for Bioethics and Culture

"Donor Family Matters is a vulnerable and authentic traverse through the challenges and triumphs Wendy and her son Ryan experienced as she cultivated the Donor Sibling Registry. Wendy's story offers a glimpse into the battle between sperm bank profits and the ethical dilemmas faced when profit is placed over people." --Lauren Wolff, LMFT and mother to donor-conceived children

"With honesty and vulnerability, Wendy Kramer shares her story and her journey in becoming one of the most passionate and outspoken voices for the donor-conceived. This true account will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next." --Ellen Trachman, columnist and co-host of the podcast I Want To Put A Baby In You

"Wendy and Ryan's autobiography seamlessly integrates the uniqueness of their story, including the gifts and struggles associated with Ryan's profound intellect and his experience in building a relationship with his donor. Wendy and Ryan have spearheaded the movement to reform existing standards for a new generation of donor-conceived families." --Hilary Bertisch, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, DSR board member, and donor-conceived adult