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Wish I hadn’t

I donated sperm for a year or so in the early years of college. Basically was young and stupid about life things, didn’t yet possess the emotional capacity to envision how things might be down the road for any children conceived this way, and of course-needed money. In subsequent years I became aware of DSR when I saw something about it on the news. Went to the site, found some offspring listed under my donor ID and made contact just to let them know I was healthy as was my family and if they wanted to know anything about me…

A Letter to My Anonymous Sperm Donor Dad

Dear Dad, I know you haven’t met me before and you might not know I exist, but I am your daughter Grace. I have read a lot of these stories online and I want you to know that I am not mad at you. I am forever grateful that you donated your sperm and helped create me and my younger sisters. I just often feel lost and confused about where I come from. Half of my family is out living their lives and I have no idea who they are and what they are doing. The only information I have…

I hope donating makes the world better, not worse

I am a known donor who takes the legal, social, and moral implications of donating very seriously. For the children’s sake I could never donate anonymously, because I could never deny somebody fundamental knowledge of their identity and heritage. I started donating 3 months ago, and already it looks like there will be six children. So I quit donating. One summer, 6 kids. It’s crazy. I truly hope this makes the world a better place for those families. I hope the kids feel wanted and loved. I hope they can understand why I helped their mothers. I hope they perceive…

I am also an atheist, and raised by a gay couple

“homosexual parents are just as capable of raising children as straight parents are” Now I don’t believe that’s true, not even for a second. You can disagree with me.I use to believe that my childhood had nothing to do with my mental illness as a teen, now I know that it was the direct cause of how it began for me. I had experience childhood trauma and repressed it from not really having a mother and being putting odd family structure of having two dad which I think is worse than having two moms tbh I felt abandoned. I was…

It was just sperm

After masturbation he sold his ejaculation to a clinic They kept it cold till it sold and along came me Now I don’t like sperm donation, I think selling children is wrong. But people argue it is not a child, it was just SPERM from his dong. Now I would agree it was just SPERM if the clinic didn’t plan to make a baby By selling it and inserting in the vagina of some random lady It’s odd that someone would have a child with a person they’ve never met. One ends up with a child the other has a…

Why?

Why did you think it would be okay to conceive me with no father? I was so wanted. But I cannot know my family. I should be grateful to be alive. But I will always have a big, missing hole. I was loved by my parents. But why did they lie to me? Why are they so ashamed of how I came to be? I should be thankful I’m alive. But I’m so hurt. You have lost me.

Scared

Anonymous egg donor. I have been found by one family and our bond is incredible. My fear is what if other donor conceived children via my eggs are hurt or upset. What if they are mad at the fact. My heart will break. I donated to parents, never fully understanding…what about the children.

My Redhead

In 1980, at age 15, I was diagnosed with ovarian failure due to a genetic disorder. I watched the infertility world emerge with great interest. I met my amazing husband and in 2005 had a daughter via anonymous egg donation. She happened to be born with red hair. I am often asked where it came from. I just smile. I was heartbroken to think I’d never have a baby. I hope this story brings hope to others. But remember that you have many choices these days. I also know beautiful adoptive families. It is also ok to opt out. Follow…

Our KNOWN DONOR & ME

Our family is unusual in a number of different ways. I am 18.5 years older than my partner, who is the birth parent. We are a gender non-binary queer and trilingual family and I am intersex. Our two kids, aged 2 and 5, call me MaPa, because I am not male (though I am perceived as male), nor do I want to be. I am intersex and quite pleased to be a person with a body that does not conform to conventional standards of male or female. About 8 years ago we started to think about having children. By circumstance…

UNK

When you join the US military, Uncle Sam first sends you to a place called “MEPS” to take a host of physical exams and answer hastily delivered questions about your health (excellent!), drug use (no way, never, uh huh, no sir), and foreign investments (if I had any would I be here?). There’s a laundry list of physical conditions that keep you from joining up, and a host of others that the military asks about with regard to your family history. “Has anyone in your family had a history of X, Y, or Z?”, that type of thing on and…

Turned inside out

I have always wanted to be a mother since I was a little girl. I started baby-sitting at age 12, and the best days of my life (aside from my wedding) were my nieces’ births. Those girls are everything to me. I am deeply maternal. Now, at 36, and married to the love of my life, a woman, we are considering adding some beautiful angels into our loving, cozy family via donor. So in my long-running search for information, I came across this website. Reading the stories on here has upended my world. More often than not, I am reassured…

To Donor Egg Babys

What you need to know … Your mother had you because she wanted a family, she loves you , she wanted to share a maternal bond with you , to care and feel you grow inside her. Pregnancy can have complications and even death , which people do not talk about but she was willing to bring you into the world knowing this. New research has found your DNA is part of your mothers not just the egg donor . Please read…in 2015 A new study from researchers at the Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad and Stanford University suggests infertile…