Monday, December 8, 2008

AFA Publishes Article re Donor Conception New York

The American Fertility Association published an article I wrote regarding Donor Conception New York in their November 2008 eConnections on-line newsletter. They titled the article DI_Dad where I hoped it would be titled after Donor Conception New York. I can understand it as I wrote the top half of the piece about who I am, this blog, the DI Dads Yahoo Group and then how I came to the point of wanting to create the Donor Conception New York group.

Anyhow if you want to read the whole piece you can link to it above or HERE. I am hoping it will generate interest in the group. The Donor Conception New York related Yahoo group can be linked to within this sentence.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Welcome to Donor Conception New York

Donor Conception New York is looking for members. It is looking for members that want to help create a new community here in the New York area where families can come together for support and for social gatherings.

The definition of community states that it is a group of people with a common background or shared interests. As a parent I am looking to meet other parents and donor conceived adults so that I can learn from others so that I can be a better parent to my own donor conceived children. As an advocate I constantly want to learn more and to be able to provide services to New York area families and donor conceived individuals.

If you are looking to simply join us simply as member of the community we hope to form or would like to be part of building that community please say hello. Please link through to the Yahoo group to formally join our new community.

Look for an article by me in a future issue of the American Fertility Association e-Connections newsletter about why I believe Donor Conception New York is worth trying to build. I have not submitted it yet but the AFA has indicated they are willing to help by publishing my appeal.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blue Button Campaign to Attract NYC Area Donor Conceived / Families

Yesterday I decided to start advertising on a few "parent" centered blogs and a few LGBT blogs / site to start getting the word out about building a donor conception community here in the NYC area. The above button is quite simple and hopefully it with a link to this blog site will start attracting interest in the idea of a new organization. I will also be starting a Facebook group as suggested to me by a member on this blog's companion Yahoo group.

What are your thoughts? Can you spread the word and post the blue button on your blog or site?

Monday, September 15, 2008

What is Donor Conception New York ?

In my quest to find other donor conceived children and families here in the NYC area it was asked of me whether a gathering sponsored by Donor Conception New York would be open to donor conceived adults to which my response was of course that it would be.

While many of my posts have discussed finding families to develop a local network with the concept and focus being the future of my kids the truth is that without that network being comprised of kids and adults from every age (and their families) such a network would lose out on the experiences of its members.

In the short term Donor Conception New York (this blog and the yahoo group) are I hope vehicles to start and find new connections and work torwards a gathering or series of gatherings in late 2008 or most likely in 2009 in the NYC area. As to what the long term holds I cannot say as we first must see if the short term can be a reality.

The initial interest was encouraging but trying sustain that interest and find individuals is the greater trick. So if you are donor conceived or part of a donor conceived family here in the NYC area please say hello.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An Informal NYC Donor Conception Gathering

Sometime in the next year I would very much like to pull together a NYC area gathering of any and all NYC based donor conceived families that are willing to meet. Anyone from around the country is welcome to come but I figured since I am NYC based to first start with local to semi local families.

Something very informal much like what Michele J. organized and pulled off in California this past June.

If interested please send me an email privately or leave me a comment on my DI Dad blog with any suggestions. I had spoken about this idea a couple of years ago and I regret not pushing myself and it never came to be.

I have created a NEW Yahoo group where individuals interested in connecting with other NYC area families can converse and also planning can be begin for this event.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Another Year Gone By.....Still Trying to Locate Other NYC Parents

I posted another inquiry on the NY Metro Parents Discussion Board. Guessing the responses will be small if any as I never got any responses last year.