Photo by Flickr user Hans Splinter. If you had to pick a celebrity for your baby to look like, who would you choose? A brunette Aaron Carter with brown eyes? A young Josh Brolin? Ben Affleck? What if I said your Brolin baby probably wouldn't be that tall, because the donor was only 5'
The United States itself today, where there are no more segregationist practices written in laws and codes, where interracial marriage has exploded and a black man was the president for eight years, is perhaps the best proof of this. After all, even with the three aforementioned details, who would dare claim that the US is no longer a racist country? How much do you need? The week after week of white faces plastered all over the magazines at any newspaper stand? The whiteness of the television , advertising , or film industries? How about the percentage of non-white politicians?
Plaintiff Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, gave birth to her mixed-race daughter Payton three years ago. Cramblett sued the sperm bank last year in Illinois state court. The judge threw out her lawsuit but invited Cramblett to re-file on grounds of negligence. Not all her friends and family members are racially sensitive.
And I know, this can seem completely overwhelming- hang in there! Maybe it's because they are a non-profit, they do seem to try a bit harder to keep accurate records and to act in a more responsible and ethical manner. They are not perfect, but do seem to try harder to contact donors when a child turns 18, not just send a generic letter in the mail, as some banks, like California Cryobank have done.