My “Biological” Mom Was an Anonymous Egg Donor

Submitted on: April 23, 2019

At the age of 20, my mom told me out of the blue on a car ride that I am not genetically related to her at all. I was shocked, and although it’s been a week, I still don’t know what to think. I’ve always been fascinated by genetics and knowing my roots, and I feel hurt my mom didn’t tell me sooner. Part of the reason I studied German in college is because of my “maternal grandfather’s” roots, and now I’m at a total loss.

Who am I? I’m thankful to know I’m at least related to my dad, but when I look in the mirror, I wonder where my face comes from. I never suspected this at all. I’ve seen pictures of my mom pregnant, which are real, and I never questioned it. Growing up I remember asking if I was adopted and becoming obsessed with the idea, but my grandma would always say I looked like my dad which is true I guess. I would have never guessed this would happen to me.