Read all of my blog posts about; fertility, the struggle it can be to create a family and different aspects of donor conception. I am now a nurse and during my studies it dawned on me that my and my family’s experiences might benefit others and that there is a lack of knowledge on the subject.
From time to time I have been asked about my thoughts on having a family my own. Asked if I’ve thought about it, in the context of being donor conceived. And of course, this is something I’ve been thinking about from time to time. In this post I will share some of my thoughts.
The general perception in the population is that anonymity equals something bad. We want to know as much as possible about everything and everyone, and to opt out of this is for many unthinkable.
I have chosen to write this blog post around the blanks. With this I mean things that I cannot answer or know anything about because I do not know anything about my donor. These are small things that have played a part in my life.
For me, he has done us a huge favor, and one I will be eternally grateful for. I will never be able to reciprocate this generosity he has shown, for I do not wish to meet him. I hope in my quiet mind that he can feel my gratitude and that the world smiles at him on his way.
First of all, I want to say to all the troubled parents that this is never something I have been teased about. In fact, it has filled incredibly little for the other kids around me, despite the fact that it fills a lot for me in just these years. It filled a lot for me, as it is precisely during the school years that a lot happens with children’s awareness and understanding.