Broad late discovery Reference materials



Riley, Helen Joyce (2012) Identity and genetic origins : an ethical exploration of the late discovery of adoptive and donor-insemination offspring status. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.     

Riley, Helen J. (2012) The late discovery of adoptive and donor insemination offspring status : ethical implications for conceptual understandings of the ‘best interests of the child’ principle. In Papers of the 10th Australian Adoption Conference, Australian Journal of Adoption, Melbourne, VIC.   


Riley, Helen J. (2009) Listening to late discovery adoption and donor offspring stories :   adoption, ethics and implications for contemporary donor insemination practices. In Spark, Ceridwen & Cuthbert, Denise (Eds.) Other People's Children : Adoption in Australia. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 145-160.,_Helen.html


Riley, Helen J. (2008) The late discovery of adoptive status. Family Relationships Quarterly, pp. 17-21.,_Helen.html


Australian Government, Australian Institute of Family Services (2012),  Past Adoption Experiences: National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices, Canberra

[A recently published research report, with interesting data on the Australian experience and which offers, for the first time, quantitative data on the numbers of adoptees who are late discoverers]

Rose, Joanna
 (2009) A critical analysis of sperm donation practices : the personal and social effects of disrupting the unity of biological and social relatedness for the offspring. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Rose, Joanna S. (2001) From a 'bundle of joy' to a person with sorrow: Disenfranchised grief for the donor-conceived adult. QUT Applied Ethics Seminar Series. (Unpublished) 

Rose, Joanna S. (2004) Sperm donation: The mediation of kinship and identity. In 2nd National Conference on Mental Health of Persons Affected by Family Separation, 14-15 October 2004, Brisbane, Australia. 

[Joanna's very interesting research on sperm donation practices which has informed my own research]