My parents have never kept it a secret that I am donor conceived. As a child, I used to read a book that was a nighttime story and a children’s book that told the story of how I came to be. My parents read the book to me as far back as I can remember and it was one of my favorites.
In the book, my parents described how a man had helped my parents by donating sperm.
As the book, was read aloud over and over again, it was a gradual process of understanding what being donor conceived meant. The older I got, the more I understood, and the more advanced my questions became.
But the important thing is that, there has never been a time were my parents had to break the news to me. It has been a natural part of our family and me as an individual for as long as I can remember.
I have am incredibly happy about the choices my parents made, which means that my perception of being a donor child is very positive.
Due to legislation in Denmark in 1996, I was conceived through an anonymous sperm donor. While I know nothing about him, I have never felt the need to find out more. As a child, I wondered if I looked like him, but that was the extent of my curiosity.
I have not done DNA tests or tried to find any donor-related half-siblings. I have simply not felt a need to do so. However, I am aware that my feelings may change as I go through life, especially during big life changes such as having children.
My family and I talk openly about my donor conception, and they fully support me if I ever decide to learn more. For now, their reassurance is all I need.
Despite not knowing my donor, I am grateful for his contribution to my family. I want him to know that I appreciate his decision to become a donor, and that he has a place in my life. I think of him with happiness and gratitude.
Making the decision to have a child is never easy, and it becomes even more difficult when a donor is needed. That’s why I started my blog and Instagram community, @Donorchild. I write and share about my experiences as a donor-conceived individual, providing insight and thoughts with the goal of providing knowledge and support to others who may be facing similar challenges.
Through my platform, I hope to contribute to the broader discussion on donor conception and provide insight into what it’s like to grow up as a donor-conceived individual. I believe that by sharing my experiences, I can help others understand the complexities of donor conception and navigate the challenges that may come with it.
For those struggling with fertility issues or who are in need of a donor, my platform can be a valuable resource. I aim to provide a safe space for discussion and offer support to those who may be feeling alone or uncertain about their path forward.