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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Research project on (de)anonymized gamete donation in Britain

My name is Amelie and I’m a Ph.D.-student at the University of Bremen, Germany. For my dissertation in cultural anthropology I’m working on an exciting project that looks at anonymized gamete donation and how regulations regarding anonymity in this field are being challenged and transformed. I’m interested in the activities, experiences and perspectives of different actors in the field. I’m especially interested in donor-conceived persons themselves, and would like to explore their roles in this process. I will conduct two empirical case studies for my research- one in Britain, one in Germany. The aim of my project is not to…

Reading Between the Lines

I’ve resorted to analyzing word choice and punctuation in order to get closer to my biological father. He doesn’t want a relationship–he’s made that clear–but he’s willing to provide annual medical history updates. He doesn’t send them voluntarily, I have to ask for them, but he responds, so that’s something, right? Normally, he gets right to the point, answering my questions as succinctly as possible without fanfare or embellishment. There’s never been a confirmation that we are related, but the fact that he continues to share family medical information is confirmation enough. Who would share the information with anyone other…

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