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1  General Category / WA / Questionnaire for open identity on: June 04, 2009, 11:01:01 PM
Hello
I have recieved an email asking if I could possibly let people know that more are needed to complete this survey - address below
http://www.openidentity.com.au/survey.html
Its been around for a while so many of you have probably already seen it but obviously more people are needed so if you have the time and havent already - please have a look and take part if you think it is worthwhile.
Thanks
Sue
2  General Category / Media Articles / Re: Sunday Mail Article on: May 23, 2009, 11:19:56 AM
And still...........the issue of deliberately - NOT mistakenly or irresponsibly BUT deliberately separating a human child from his/her biological family for the first 16 years of his/her life is less important an issue than the aultristic actions of donors and the "wants" of recipients. Yes truly the gift of life to be "grateful" for and to grow up being thankful for being so wanted - of course - what a hard line to place on an innocent child.
3  General Category / Media Articles / Check this out............ on: January 31, 2009, 06:52:52 AM
This story is just unbelievable
http://www.thesun.co.uk:80/sol/homepage/news/article2191783.ece
How is this allowed to go on?
4  General Category / Media Articles / Re: NSW DAILY TELEGRAPH POLL on: January 20, 2009, 03:24:34 AM
Silly me
5  General Category / Media Articles / Re: Posthumous use of sperm in SA on: January 20, 2009, 12:45:56 AM
Yes I have just had a look at this now. Interesting to say the least. Trouble is what I can see is that so many people rightly feel a huge amount of sympathy for the loss these women are feeling with the death of their loved ones. I feel a great deal of sympathy and there are many who would cling to be able to have a part of their dead loved one with them forever ie. a child - perfect.(for them)
Realistically though, it kind of reeks for the child being firstly conceived by a corpse and to knowingly do this to a child, a person must be in a deep state of grief. We feel so terrible and sad for children who lose a parent to death when they are young - so of course it stands to reason we should feel sorry if we deliberately do this to a child is only causing unessessary grief.
6  General Category / News & Announcements / Re: Petition from the DCSG on: January 20, 2009, 12:25:11 AM
I did the same and emailed all my email friends and most have signed.
I wonder if the newspaper would consider advertising so as it reaches the whole state?
7  General Category / Media Articles / Re: NSW DAILY TELEGRAPH POLL on: January 19, 2009, 11:53:50 PM
Hey there - just voted and now its 238 to 204 - our favour.
8  General Category / Media Articles / Sunday Times W.A. on: January 19, 2009, 02:35:03 PM
Hello
Just wanted to let you know that I did a "little" article in the Sunday Times this week. The link is http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,24926688-5005374,00.html
Cheers
Sue
9  General Category / Australia & International / Re: Lesbian viewpoints on birth Cert. on: December 07, 2008, 01:44:32 AM
Yep Quinny - thats what I mean. "Deliberately" create a child without a biological history. I know that in many cases this is not what parents mean to do but it is how it ends up because the child grows into an adult in their own right and the time has just never "been right" for the parents to "fess up" and then all of a sudden we have an adult who finds out and then realises that he/she is not who they thought they have been for all these years. Thats alot to come to terms with.
The Australian govt recently acknowledged they needed to apologise to the stolen generation. They made adoption laws retrospective because of the anguish and emotional turmoil adoptees and state wards had because of missing family and bio info. Has nothing been learned? I feel so much compassion for the people out there approx 70% of in the dc community who will not be told of their truth. I do not feel this is fair and this is why I feel that some kind of mark and link should be put on birth certificates so that there is transparency in all actions in dc - otherwise its all just a lie. But this is just my personal opinion and i dont want to offend anyone by having this opinion - its just that i just dont get it "why" the same mistakes have to be made over and over again.
10  General Category / Australia & International / Re: Lesbian viewpoints on birth Cert. on: December 06, 2008, 07:46:54 AM
Perhaps then the only answer is to ban donor conception on the basis that donor conceived people will always be discriminated against by being the only people in the world not entitled to their truth.  Huh
11  General Category / Australia & International / Re: Lesbian viewpoints on birth Cert. on: December 05, 2008, 11:43:31 PM
Hi Quinny - that link has something to do with the IDOA - maybe google it and get somewhere?
Its a hard line I know but I think the only way that all children born through dc are going to be guaranteed access or even knowledge of their true biological heritage and family blood lines (like who doesnt cry when they watch "find my family") is truthful birth certification or indications that there was a third party involved in the conception and then a link to that person - at the very least - for human rights reasons apart from each and every individuals right to their own history.
12  General Category / Australia & International / Re: Lesbian viewpoints on birth Cert. on: December 05, 2008, 08:30:12 AM
It always seems to come down to the bottom line which is
that childrens rights are supposed to be first and foremost and personally I feel that neglecting to give them the truth of their very being is bordering on emotional abuse. I dont care if my beliefs arent popular anymore. Flame me!!!  Shocked
13  General Category / Media Articles / Re: Behaviour has a large inheritable component on: December 04, 2008, 10:27:46 PM
 I have to agree with this totally.
I see my egg donor many times a week in the eyes of my son and his behaviour - good, cute and stamp your feet naughty!!!
But I understand him and am in a better position to do so because I have met her and am getting to know the extended family as well.
As was once put by a person I know from the donor conceived community who was talking of his feelings when he meets his friends and their fathers (biological)
Quote : " Often their fathers have had a basic and simple understanding of them as human beings which arises from the fathers own understanding of himself. They have been taught to become men by the man best placed to understand them"
Makes complete sense.
14  General Category / News & Announcements / Re: Results from Adult Offspring Survey on: December 04, 2008, 10:19:47 PM
Hey there.
What I find interesting is that to adopt the mental health of the mother and the father are very thoroughly investigated and many are knocked back - Hello?Huh
Just walk in off the street and get egg/sperm "donation"!!!! Oh the woes of before and after conceptions!!!! The end result is the same - A HUMAN BEING IS CREATED.
 Angry
15  General Category / Searching for past donors / Re: Seeking siblings and biological father on: October 12, 2008, 10:19:26 PM
Wecome Maggie. Best of luck in your search.
Sue
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