Sunday, September 03, 2006

Genealogy: Sperm & Egg Donor Family Trees

It was only a matter of time that the Genealogy pages would begin to link into the donor coception community and specifically the DSR regarding searching for one's biological connections. The linked article ties both world's together prety neatly.

Currently the Family Tree Maker software version I have been using for years provides for natural or adopted children only. I am not even sure thinking about it they have a category for children by marriage much less children conceived donor conception.

The problem with such programs is they make the user choose a relationship and if the relationship is not always seen as "primary" as "natural" would be the secondary relationship has to have an override to ensure that it is shown. In other words a DI Dad may be greyed out by a preset programming command in favor of a donor. I thinks it's time to write a letter or tow to see how theat can be adjusted to include both as primary.

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