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.