do children make sense of their donor fathers & themselves?
am looking for single mothers who:
have used anonymous donor sperm
have children aged 5 - 10
live in the north-east USA (NY, NJ, CT, MA, DC, PA)
am conducting a dissertation research study looking at the mental
that children between the ages of 5 - 10 have of their
donors and the relationship (if any) to the child's
study consists of a taped interview with the child participant which
open ended (e.g. "Describe your donor" or "Tell me about your
do you imagine he might be like?" etc.) followed by an adjective
checklist. As part of the interview, children are
also asked questions
"Is there any part of you that is like the donor or not?"
a self-concept scale to the child. The mothers also complete
and a social support inventory.
entire process takes approximately an hour and a half, and a $35
from Barnes and Noble is provided for participating.
you are interested, please contact me.
candidate in clinical psychology)