Communicating with donor sibling families can be an exciting experience! Our Sibling Registry is set up in a way where you can set the pace of this journey. Some parents join our registry as soon as they become pregnant; Others may wait until their child is older and begins to show interest in learning about their donor siblings. It’s a good idea to start slowly as you begin to form these new relationships and think about any boundaries you’d like to set. It’s important to keep in mind that other families may have diﬀerent views or expectations when it comes to donor sibling families.
To encourage contact yet preserve privacy, when you sign up for our Sibling Registry, none of your information is visible to members of your Donor Sibling Group (DSG). When you post a Sibling Listing, you can decide if you would like the following information to display:
- First Name
- E-mail Address
- State and Country
It is up to Sibling Registry participants to decide if they’d like to share additional information. Our Bulletin Board is available for general conversations, but should not be used to exchange personal information. To maintain privacy, if you do want to share your contact information to communicate outside of the Sibling Registry, you may want to create an anonymous email through Gmail instead of using your personal email address. Participants are responsible for updating their contact information and other information, as needed. Some participants also share information about Facebook groups they’ve created for their donor. Please keep in mind that California Cryobank® is not responsible for these types of social media groups.
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