THE REPORT said these children suffer more than those who were adopted: hurting more, feeling more confused, and feeling more isolated from their families. The donor offspring are more likely than the adopted to have struggled with addiction and delinquency and, similar to the adopted, a significant number have confronted depression or other mental illness. Nearly half of donor offspring, and more than half of adoptees, agree, “It is better to adopt than to use donated sperm or eggs to have a child.
Nowadays you don’t have to put the fathers name onto the birth certificate and in 2010, ‘father’ was replaced with ‘2nd partner’ for lesbians. Natalie Woods, 38, and Elizabeth Knowles, 47, from Brighton became mother and partner(out goes father!) on the birth certificate.