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January 10th 2022: Artificial Insemination: Unknown Origins & the Secretive History

What if, halfway through life, you found out that your father wasn’t your biological father? It happened to Peter J. Boni at the age of forty-nine, when his mother suffered a stroke that led her to divulge a family secret: Like an estimated one million people worldwide, Boni was donor-conceived. And, like so many of them, he was also “misattributed”—a phrase that means one or both of the parents on your birth certificate are not your flesh and blood. What followed were more than two decades of searching for the identity of his biological father. A combination of research via Ancestry.com a

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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3997/resiliency-within 17/08/2022 08:00 17/08/2022 09:00 Resiliency Within https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3997/resiliency-within What if, halfway through life, you found out that your father wasn’t your biological father? It happened to Peter J. Boni at the age of forty-nine, when his mother suffered a stroke that led her to divulge a family secret: Like an estimated one million people worldwide, Boni was donor-conceived. And, like so many of them, he was also “misattributed”—a phrase that means one or both of the parents on your birth certificate are not your flesh and blood. What followed were more than two decades of searching for the identity of his biological father. A combination of research via Ancestry.com and 23andMe led him not only to the name of the anonymous donor whose sperm had been used to create him, but to two half-siblings whom he has since been able to meet. He is aware of five other potential siblings, and lives with the knowledge that he may have many more. Boni uses his acquired expertise to shed light on, and advocate for the regulation of, a multibillion-dollar assisted reproductive technology industry in which hundreds of children are routinely conceived from a single donor (if retail theory is applied, at most sperm banks 20% of the inventory is purchased by 80% of the people). These children grow into adults who are unaware of the existence of their half-siblings. Boni explains the potential consequences, offers suggestions for how to improve oversight. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio ecards@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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