I think it is important that the children of DI are finally being given consideration. While I understand the concerns of protecting donors and parents...the affect on the children wasn't much thought of. I read the history you posted, and related to how it felt to discover my history in my thirties, in the middle of a family crisis. There seemed to be so much shame attached to the necessity of using DI.
As with adoption, it is a matter of how it is dealt with in the family that affects the emotional security of the child. The sense that something is shameful is unfortunate.
Wanting to know where you come from is natural. It affects one's sense of place in the world. I have always felt just a little lost not knowing, there is a great mystery to my life, which will never be solved. Born in the 50s, there were no records, no information, no choices.
Yes, I consider my father who raised me to be my father, but it was a shock to discover I had biological roots elsewhere.
I hope to see this film. There is not much out there regarding this matter, and it helps to hear about other experiences. I am quite happy to know that DI laws are different now, that children have the choice to know their biological roots. I also think that it is important for donors to understand that it is not just a shot of sperm they are donating, but a life, who will someday grow up and wonder just who their father is.
Yes, in the trailer the kids are talking about toes and eyebrows...and that may seem trivial to some...but really it's about a sense of belonging, a sense of connection.
That donors could/can donate so frequently, and without records is cause for question.