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My son was conceived by donor sperm

When I was 21 years old, I decided to have my son through donor insemination. I had been through a terrible tragedy in my life and felt that My life was virtually over. I still wanted a child and had heard of a Doctor who did “Donor insemination”. I underwent 2 inseminations with no fertility problems and the Doctor involved decided to give me pergonal a powerful fertility drug. I did conceive my son. Almost immediately I began to feel extreme guilt about how I had conceived him. I KNEW that he would never know his father. The guilt never…

I miss him

Well, my father is a anonymous sperm donor. If you had asked me a year ago how I felt about him, I would have felt mild curiosity and excitement. I wasn’t really concerned about him at all. But now I miss him like crazy. It sounds weird I know, how can you miss someone you never knew? But I feel it all the same. I’m also furious (and I know this sounds bad) at my mother. How dare she willingly deny me the right to know him? And my half brothers and sisters. I’ve tried talking to her about it…

Response to other stories

I have read the other stories posted here and felt the need to respond to 3 of them. I am 43 years old and just discovered about 5 weeks ago that I am donor conceived. I did a DNA test, just curious about my background, and found a “close relative” that I did not know. I initially thought my father or grandfather must have had an affair, but after getting in touch with this person, he told me he was donor conceived. I had been in contact with a few other DNA matches and could not figure out the connection,…

A village created and loves my our baby

So apparently i fit into the “OTHER” category on this site. Thats OK because my “OTHER” is simply MOTHER!! Ours is a long story so heres the short version. I had grown children from my first marriage and my 2nd husband had none. A hysterectomy 8 years before we met meant I could not carry a baby. The man I loved was prepared to give up his dreams of being a parent to be with me. So after researching things I found out about surrogacy and this was the start of our journey. Along the way we found out we…

Surprising secret of direct donation

I began donating because the partner I was with at the time didn’t want children and also didn’t want me to adopt. Donating was the only middle ground that seemed viable. My family web could grow, but it wouldn’t encumber her life. Ultimately the relationship failed, but I had committed to help several women already. Now that I’m single I’m discovering that all women with baby fever really want to have sex. Even the lesbians. And as it turns out, it’s beautiful. Instead of finding a rebound relationship I care about very little, and ultimately hurting that person, I get…

Unscrupulous Firms, Young Girls, Ovum Donation

As a young woman, I did not plan on having children, but wanted to help other families have children. I was acquainted with a lawyer who was involved in ovum donation and surrogacy, and she was eager to sign me up as a donor. I had high test scores, had graduated from university as well as graduate school, and photographed well. She told me the photos were the first thing people were interested in, but the academic achievements would command a higher price for my “pain and suffering” compensation for donation. That really should trigger ethical alarm bells right there,…

Found out at 37 with two children and a family of my own

My mother was near death, but did not die. She is still alive. My father took it upon himself to confess that he had several affairs to me, I asked if there was more I should know. He said, yes… there was a sperm donor. I am an only child, my parents were around 40 when I was born. My eyes, brown. Both parents blue. I learned about Mendelian genetics in undergrad and I had questions, they could have told me then. My father had testicular cancer at 18 and my parents were married for more than a decade before…

Children of convenience

I have a relative who never had a relationship until she was past 40. She was too wrapped up in her ‘career’, to be bothered meeting anyone. I used to think it was quite a sad but selfish approach to life, but never thought much beyond that. Then she met a much younger guy, who categorically didn’t want kids. Then two months later, they have suddenly changed their minds and were off in search of donor eggs, in one of the few countries where they are guaranteed anonymity. I can’t bring myself to congratulate these people. They have no moral…

Making babies donor style

When I went to university if I’m honest I was wet behind the ears. With boundless optimism and with a care free attitude I decided to register as a sperm donor at a fertility clinic after seeing a recruitment add in some student marketing “want to give an infertile couple the gift of life, become a sperm donor- £15 per donation”. I registered an interest and was soon invited to attend an assessment where I learnt about the desperate need for donors and the whole process of donation, including how they would have to collect regular weekly samples for freezing…

Dealing with it

I’m 16 year old girl. I love to draw, write, and post lame pictures on snapchat. I also am a sperm donor baby. My single mother didn’t really know how to tell me about my biological father. I remember being a little confused about it, and a bit angry when she put aside my questions with a “when you’re older”. Kids my age asked me about it sometimes, and I would love to see the expressions on their faces when I told them that I didn’t have a dad, and never had. My little 6 year old self would revel…

Conned out of my eggs

I’ll keep my story short and not-sweet, mostly because it’s painful to tell and I want to leave out some specifics for now. I signed on with a new egg donor agency, and repeatedly told them verbally and in writing that I am highly opposed to anonymous donation. I felt it was immoral to hide the truth from children. I was clear from the beginning that I was only interested in open donation, and was matched with a couple whom I was told felt the same way. We were all of an ethnic minority, so they were eager to have…

Conceived by Donor, Became a Donor

I became an egg donor at age 23. At the time I didn’t have a good reason for why, but something compelled me to pursue it. I could write a whole story on the medical process and the arduous toll the whole thing took on my body, but that’s for another time. I never really thought about it much after that. I never told my parents, even though I probably should have. I did tell my younger brother because I needed him to procure some baby pictures for my profile. My boyfriend (who is now my husband) was very supportive,…