Being donor-conceived: 4 donor-conceived people share their story
In our latest webinar, we focus on the people that were conceived with the help of a donor and their upbringing. Read along and get to know the 4 donor-conceived people or watch the webinar if you want to learn more about the experience of growing up as a donor-conceived child.
Who are the donor-conceived people in the interview?
In the webinar, you will meet 4 different people, all conceived with the help of a sperm donor or an egg donor. During the webinar, they talk about different things like how they were raised, whether they were told they were donor-conceived, and how it has affected their lives. All the people we talked to were conceived with the help of a Non-ID Release Donor, since it was the only possibility at that time.
Katie from the United Kingdom
One of the people you can meet in our webinar is Katie who was conceived with the help of an egg donor. Katie learned that she was donor-conceived when she researched the possibilities of IVF treatment.
The news was very upsetting to her, but it also answered a lot of questions Katie had during her upbringing about her physical appearance. At first, Katie was mad at her parents for not sharing the information with her but have since forgiven them and the experience actually made their bond stronger. See the webinar to hear Katie talk about her experience of learning that she was donor-conceived in her twenties and how it affected her life.
If you want to read more about Katie, we recommend that you follow the link to our blog post Being egg donor-conceived – and finding out as an adult.
The twins – Anna and Daniel from Denmark
Unlike Katie, the twins Anna and Daniel always knew that they were conceived with the help of a sperm donor because their parents are two mothers. Anna and Daniel never hid the fact that they were donor-conceived, and always shared this with others who were interested in their family. In the webinar, Anna and Daniel share their thoughts on growing up as donor-conceived children and talk about their upbringing in general and how it was to live with two mothers. If you read the story about Anna and her brother, and you would like to increase your chances of having twins, then follow the link to our blog post.
If you want to read more about Anna and her brother, we recommend that you follow the link to our blog post Anna – my life as a donor-conceived child.
Emma from Denmark
Emma is the host of the webinar and is also donor-conceived. For many years her mom and dad struggled with infertility and after a period they learned that they needed help from a sperm donor to fulfil their dream of a child.
Almost straight from birth, Emma´s parents chose to share the story of how Emma was helped into the world by a nice man that donated his sperm. Therefore, Emma has since shared her story of being donor-conceived through books, talks, and social media. In the webinar, you can learn more about Emma, and how she experienced growing up as a donor-conceived child.
If you want to learn more about Emma, we recommend following the link to our blog post Donor-conceived child Emma: I always felt like the most wanted child on the planet or visit her Instagram here.