It was never a secret in my house that I was conceived with the help of an anonymous sperm donor. For a majority of my childhood, I never really thought about him. But when I was around 11, I went through a period of having questions. My parents — I have two mothers — gave me a photo copy of a questionnaire that was sent to them from the sperm bank they used, California Cryobank.
I’m 20. I Have 32 Half Siblings. This Is My Family Portrait.
The Overlooked Emotional Side of Sperm Donations - The Atlantic
In Seattle's Belltown is an unusual family: Aaron Long, a formerly anonymous sperm donor who estimates he might have fathered 67 children; his girlfriend, formerly in a same-sex marriage, who gave birth to a nowyear-old daughter using Long's sperm; and a year-old who also is one of his children. The couple living in a Belltown co-op are taking such headlines in stride. For sure, Aaron Long and Jessica Share have an unique relationship, and unique living arrangements. For the benefit of his fellow co-op members, Long even put together a slide show outlining how his life had led up to all this. By his back-of-the-envelope estimation, Long has fathered as many as 67 children. Two of those children share his Belltown home.
12 years after woman gave birth to daughter by donor, DNA test led to love in Seattle
The number of single women who are turning to assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF to become mothers is on the rise, even as Indian society finds ways to adapt to non-traditional families. Nunes, 35, is a design professional now living in Bengaluru; she grew up in Mumbai and stayed there through her pregnancy and delivery. To her surprise, the official matter-of-factly filled in the rest of the form, signed and stamped it, and handed it to her—and that was that. Nunes is a single mother who opted for an IVF procedure and gave birth to a baby girl in January, and she has the Supreme Court to thank for her experience at the municipal office in Mumbai. Sapre had observed in their judgement.
I am a single mother by choice. I do not post about her on social media and believe in protecting her privacy. But I believe strongly that she needs to know her origin story and understand, from an early age, that she has some 15 to 20 donor half siblings.