TangledWebs is an action group, challenging Donor Conception (DC) practices in Australia & internationally.
Members have personal &/or professional experience that relates to DC or adoption. TW provides an alternative voice to ART through greater recognition of the complex, lifelong issues that affect the person created through DC. It’s our view that there are significant moral, social & legal issues that arise from DC practices that have intergenerational consequences for the wider community.
TW advocates equal rights & protection for all DC people, as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We believe that DC practices throughout the world contravene the rights of the child/adult who is created in these circumstances.
TW is committed to ensuring that future legislation be enacted to provide all DC adults with retrospective access to information concerning their biological/genealogical parentage.
TW seeks to raise public awareness concerning issues of identity/kinship loss for DC people. We’re committed to ensuring that
all DC people have access to adequate emotional, practical support to assist them with their life experience of kinship loss & possible reconciliation with disconnected kin.
TW seeks to promote the establishment of the Infertility Treatment Authority’s (Vic, AU) Voluntary Register (& similar registers
in other states & o/s) encouraging DC offspring, past donors & recipient parents to register.
TW’s focus is on DC issues.
TW believes it’s essential to shift the focus of DC from meeting needs of adults, including donors, to defending the rights of people
born as a result & protecting them from the intrinsic injustices of the practice.