Submitted on: April 27, 2012

First they said we would be ok because at least we’d know who are mothers are.

Then they said we’d be ok so long as our parents tell us we were donor conceived.

Now they say we’ll be ok so long as our parents tell us we are donor conceived and we can access the identities of our biological donor parents.

When are they going to work it out that we’ll only be ok if they admit that donor conception is not ok?

We’ll be ok when society recognises the hypocrisy of recognising the importance of biological familial relationships and then saying they aren’t important if you’re donor conceived.

We’ll be ok when we are permitted to grieve that loss. To say it out loud. And have open ears receive the words without retribution.