Heterosexual Couples and Sperm donation

"I have always felt like the most wanted child on the planet" - Emma's Story

This story was written by Emma in 2019.

My name is Emma Groenbaek and I am 23 years old. I come from Denmark, where I’m now studying to be a nurse. I am donor conceived from an anonymous sperm donor. I have a mom and a dad, and two younger sisters. My parents struggled for 6 years to have me, but not long after I was born became pregnant again with the (at that time) new ISCI method and had twins.

A Father's Day message by Eric

Written by Eric in 2019.

For those men considering using donor sperm who are worried about whether they will bond with their donor conceived children. For those men with fears that their kids will consider them a fraud. 

First off I don’t look or think of my kids as my donor conceived children. They are simply my kids. Soon enough they will be young adults. But right now they are both teenagers. You think the terrible twos were an issue? Just wait. I am sort of kidding. 

Donor Conception: Giving Up the Family Heritage? - Vince's Story

 
I grew-up in a family that treasured our Italian heritage. All the more so because I don't look the slightest bit Italian in spite of being able to trace both parents' families to Northern Italy. Then there's the part about how our last-name was changed as the result of a clerical error when Grandfather immigrated at age 12 and enrolled in Grade School to learn English.

 

Kate - Donor Conceived Adult

This is an interview from January 2018 with Kate, one of our members.

Can you give us a bit of background on your family situation?

I was conceived through anonymous sperm donation and IVF, and born in the nineties to Mum (Andrea) and Dad (Richard). I am an only child in my family, but have eighteen (anonymous) half-siblings from the same donor.