The right to information for donor conceived people:
In conversation with Damon Martin
[Transcript of this podcast is found in the Reference tab below]
Do donor conceived people have to the right to information? Damon Martin talks about the rights of donor conceived people and the similarities, differences, and the lessons we can learn from adoption. Historically, both practices have been shrouded in secrecy and while adoption practices have significantly changed over the years embracing a new sense of openness, donor conception remains far from transparent.
Damon Martin is a social worker with 15 years experience working in child protection and adoption services in New Zealand, England and Australia. For the past five years Damon has managed the New South Wales Office of International Social Service (ISS) Australia. ISS Australia provides a range of international social work services, including international child welfare/protection, international parental child abduction and international post adoption tracing and family reunification. Over the years, Damon has acquired a wide range of experience within both pre and post adoption services and has more recently become interested in the similarities between adoption and donor conception. Damon has presented on ‘The Right to Information for Donor Conceived People; Lessons Learnt from Adoption’ at the ISS conference in Canada in May 2012 and at the National Post Adoption Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, in October 2012. Damon is also the Chairperson of the New South Wales Committee on Adoption and Permanent Care Inc.
Recommended citation – APA6th
Fronek, P. (Host). (2012, December 16). The right to information for donor conceived people: In conversation with Damon Martin [Episode 37]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/the-right-to-information-for-donor-conceived-people/.