Still no barrier to anonymous sperm donors as new law on ice since 2015

It is estimated that there are hundreds of donor-conceived children being born every year. But those conceived through anonymous sperm donations are at risk of unknowingly meeting their siblings in the future

3rd June, 2018
Minister of State Jim Daly

The government has failed to ban anonymous sperm donations – despite the necessary legislation being passed three years ago.

It comes after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar criticised Catholic adoption agencies for falsifying birth certificates to make it appear that adoptive parents were the birth ones. He said that it had robbed children of their identity.

But the government still has not implemented the 2015 legislation to ban anonymous sperm donations.

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