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Aussie Lesbian Couple Gives Birth to Quintuplets Without IVF

Five babies equal one big belly. Credit: jupiterimages The odds of having quintuplets are a staggering one in 60 million, but a lesbian couple from Down Under conceived five babies without IVF. Melissa Keevers, 27, delivered boys...The preemies ranged in weight from just more than 1.8 pounds to just under 2 pounds,

Meeting the Sperm Donor: The Kids Will Be All Right

In "The Kids Are All Right," a sperm donor causes a stir when he shows up to meet his biological children. But that's Hollywood. Credit: AP Photo/Focus Features, Suzanne Tenner Any parent who used a sperm donor and has seen "The Kids...Meeting your sperm donor may cause chaos in Hollywood, but in real life, the kids are all right.

Looking for Mr. Dad? Find the Right Sperm Donor With a Dossier

Want your baby to look like Brad Pitt? Pick your sperm donor wisely. Credit: Corbis Parents who are making babies -- in vitro style -- don't want to hook up with just any old sperm donor. Not when there are celebrity lookalikes...Want your baby to have brown eyes, dark hair and look like Taylor Lautner? Enter the personalized sperm bank.

Sperm Banks Offer Last-Minute Holiday Sales

Talk about giving a personal gift. Credit: Getty Here's a not-so-subtle gift that brings families together -- or at least tries to create them -- this holiday season: Now, for the couple aspiring to get pregnant, friends and families...Not sure what gift to give this season? Try sperm!

Opinion: 'The Kids are All Right?' Not Really; Just So-So

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple with teenage children. Credit: Focus Features
"Casablanca" was a good movie, but you know what would have made it great? Lesbians! Imagine if Warner Bros. had simply cast Katharine...

Surrogate: An Answer to Infertility Problems

Surrogacy is a common solution to infertility Credit: Getty Images
A surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant and deliver a child for another individual or couple. There are two different types of surrogacy: Traditional Surrogacy:...

Donor Conceived Children, Parents Redefining Family

Strides in modern fertility science are changing and extending the definition of family. Just ask the parents of children conceived by sperm or egg donation, who are connected and forming bonds through their kids' genetic siblings. What would you do...

Blogger looks for sperm donor online

These days, you can get just about anything on-line. Apparently, "just about anything" includes a sperm donor. I don't know how legitimate this is, but given the purchases made by the Golden Palace Casino, and the recent auctions for young women's...

Sperm donor or father - Is it always black and white?

When Janna Mintz wanted to become a mother, she turned to her friend Kevin Zoernig for help. Zoernig agreed to donate his sperm, and through artificial insemination, a boy was born shortly after. Zoernig found himself caught up in fatherhood and the...

Regret and the absentee father

A friend of mine recently confided that she's in an emotional quandary about how to deal with the man she refers to as her "sperm donor." This man is her biological father but she has not seen him since the age of five. Her mother divorced him after...

Denise Richards wants another piece of Charlie Sheen

When Denise Richards filed for divorce from Charlie Sheen a few years ago, I felt kind of sorry for her. I don't know if it was ever determined exactly what Sheen did to her, but it must have been pretty bad considering Richards was six months...

Buying ready-made offspring

A Texas company has started an "embryo bank," allowing couples to chose their potential offspring based on information about the donor's race, appearance, and personality. While prospective parents have been able to single out egg or sperm donors...

"They put my sperm in a stranger's vagina"

We all make mistakes. I once used salt instead of sugar in a cookie recipe. Boy, was that a mix-up! Sheesh. The fertility clinic housed by the Oregon Health and Science University accidentally used Matthew Hayes' sperm to inseminate a stranger...

Medical condition suspected in sperm donor father

A group of mothers who were impregnated with the sperm of a man known only as donor 3066 are concerned that the father of their children may have undisclosed medical problems. Mom Michelle Jorgenson was conducting some Internet research into possible...

Women, united by ... a single sperm donor

Some women connect through book clubs.  Others, through knitting circles.  But the Washington Post has an article about one group of women who share something other than a hobby -- all of their children were fathered by the same sperm...

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