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Library Journal★ 03/01/2014
With over one million children conceived through donor eggs or sperm, this book is a timely addition to what is sure to be a growing body of literature on donor-conceived families and their unique circumstances. Herself the mother of a donor-conceived child, author Kramer founded the Donor Sibling Registry (donorsiblingregistry.com) in 2000 to help connect genetically related individuals who are seeking mutual contact. In this supportive and insightful work, Kramer and coauthor Cahn (Harold H. Greene Professor at George Washington Univ. Law Sch.; fellow, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Inst.) offer guidance and understanding in navigating the journey to self-discovery. In chapters ranging from how to tell your child to challenges within the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry, the authors are knowledgeable, passionate advocates. VERDICT Full of sidebars, stories, and concrete guidance on beginning and executing a search, the book has both a pleasing layout and a welcoming style that is sure to become the standard for all those touched by donor conception. An essential, required purchase.