I don't think it should be on birth certificates, but I think that once the child becomes and adult,there should be means by which they can confirm their parentage.
I think putting this on a birth certificate is going too far. Lots of people, schools, banks etc get to see your birth certificate and a person might want to keep things like this private.
It should be on their birth certificate as it is their right to know. It should also have the identity of the donor parent. I'm actually against donating eggs and sperm because it is giving away children but arranging it in advance. There are plenty of already born children who desperately need parents.
No I think the parents should definitely have the choice whether to reveal that to the child. Some children have no desire to contact their biological parents. And as far as I see it, the 'real' parents have brought the child up, fed them, clothed them, loved them - so whom the egg is from really isn't relevant.
Perhaps I'd feel differently if I were said child, but this is from an 'outside' view.
can jsut imagine teh convo now.
"hey mom hey dad how are you this morning."
"son sit down."
"what is it?"
"your real parents are a petri dish and a test tube."
What possible usage does putting it on the birth cert have. The parents should tell the children in thier own time
Birth certificates have to be used everywhere, why dont they just tattoo 'I was concieved with a turkey baster' on their forehead? (Aside from their not being enough space).
I think putting it on the birth certificate is a step too far. It would be better to wait until the child is old enough to understand properly, and then maybe make it compulsory for the parents to tell them.
I do not believe the identities of the donors should be given out except in emergency circumstances such as medical histories being required in strange medical situations. Giving it out as standard procedure would reduce the number of donors.
Personally I don't see the difference if you're born using donated sperm or eggs or not. The people who raise you are your parents, it doesn't matter what your DNA says. I plan to adopt anyway, there are plenty of kids out there with no parents, no point in just making another kid and leaving another in care or whatever.