The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction (sperm & egg donation, and surrogacy). We aim to share the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by third party reproduction while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.

All stories are contributed anonymously because "anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, but anonymity in story-telling helps reveal the truth."

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Featured Stories

New York Magazine—I am a Donor Baby Project

My name is Alexa. I’m a senior writer at New York magazine where I specialize in interviewing people who are either ignored and distorted or sensationally covered by the media. I’m known for my sensitive in-depth approach…I always let the voice of my interviewee guide my interviews and I am interested in open ended- talking accounts that are raw, real and honest. Here’s some links to work I have done in the past: I’m working on a series of “talking accounts” from people who were conceived via a sperm donor.  The aim of this piece, which will be…

what is a parent?

I worry our world is simply getting too analytical and it’s not going to stop with the internet and social media. I truly question what people are calling a parent. To me a parent is the person who cares for you and is there for you unconditionally for the rest of your life. I have a biological family. Are they there for me? No, they were abusive and they are all gone. Every single person is gone. I am alone with no biological connection to anyone in my life. I was not adopted. I am alone. I have struggled with…

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