Inaugural Made to Wonder 5K is a Success

The inaugural Made to Wonder 5k, planned by Donor Conceived Community and U.S. Donor Conceived Council brought together DCP, families, and allies in twenty different cities across the United States and Canada.

USDCC Presents at Historic Donor Conception Stakeholder Meeting

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U.S. Donor Conceived Council (USDCC) was honored to present about the needs and interests of donor conceived people (DCP) alongside our fellow advocates from Donor Conceived Community (DCC) and Donor Conceived Australia (DCA) at a meeting of diverse stakeholders in Los Angeles on October 20-21.

USDCC Supports California’s Passage of New Gamete Bank Regulation

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U.S. Donor Conceived Council (USDCC) is proud to support the California State Legislature’s passage of AB 1896, which will require gamete banks licensed in the state to provide written educational materials to prospective donors and intended recipients beginning in 2024.

U.S. Donor Conceived Council Makes History and Protects Donor Conceived People Through Passage of Bipartisan Colorado Bill

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U.S. Donor Conceived Council is thrilled to celebrate Colorado’s landmark passage of the “Donor-Conceived Persons and Families of Donor-Conceived Persons Protection Act,” the first act in the United States focused on protecting the rights of people conceived using sperm, eggs, or embryos provided by unknown third parties.

The act will give adult donor conceived people the ability to obtain the identity of the donor used to conceive them and sets an enforceable limit of 25 families (in or outside of Colorado) for any one gamete donor, with no limit on the number of children born per family. The act will be prospective from 2025 with no impact on prior donations.

Other notable provisions of the act will require gamete agencies, banks, and fertility clinics to obtain a Colorado license and periodically request updates from donors on their medical history and contact information. Additionally, records on sperm and egg donors will be subject to permanent retention. This will help ensure that donor conceived persons will have ongoing access to their updated family medical history.

Our Vision

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Our vision for a better future for DCP begins by prioritizing the best interests of DCP in all matters involving donor conception.