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The Parents Via Egg Donation Organization: Families through Gamete Donation Language Survey

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Families through Gamete Donation Language Survey

*** When you take the survey please remember to click NEXT at the bottom of the screen and continue on to the second page.  There is another page with another set of questions.  I think there are 30 some questions in all.

One of the challenges and frustrations many parents have with Third Party Reproduction is the language and definitions associated with egg donation.

The Language Committee of Parents Via Egg Donation a nonprofit organization, is creating a document to reflect the language of families created through gamete donation. Just as Positive Adoption Language (PAL) finally legitimized and clarified the role of birth and adoptive families, so too, do we intend to educate as to how and what to call the various participants of families created through assisted reproductive options.

The intent is to distribute this document to the media and to others so that journalists will have appropriate language to use in describing our families. To do this, we would like to know what language you as parents, siblings, and professionals in the field of family building prefer to use.

Answers to these questions are completely anonymous. Please help us know what language is appropriate to use when describing families of gamete donation. The entire survey should take approximately 15 minutes.

The survey can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gametedonationlanguage

Thank You.

Carole Lieber Wilkins, MFT and Britta Dinsmore, Ph.D., Co-Chairs
Parents Via Egg Donation

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