- Sperm donations generate between 30,000 and 60,000 conceptions every year, and roughly 6,000 children are conceived through egg donation annually as well. About a million American adults, if not more, are the biological children of sperm donors.
- Americans conceived through sperm donation are;
- much more likely than their peers to say that “every person has a right to a child” and to support policies that encourage sperm and egg donations.
- more likely to oppose payments for sperm and eggs than most Americans and to say that “it is wrong to deliberately conceive a fatherless/motherless child.”
- more likely to feel alienated from their immediate family than either biological or adopted children.
- twice as likely as adoptees to report envying peers who knew their biological parents, twice as likely to worry that their parents “might have lied to me about important matters” and three times as likely to report feeling “confused about who is a member of my family and who is not.”