For Alex and his wife, it was not easy to become the family they had always dreamed of. This came as a shock to both of them. Alex shares the male perspective of infertility and parents of a donor conceived child. He shares his experiences openly and honestly on Instagram.
negative emotions which at times have also manifested themselves in connection to being a donor conceived. The post is about how I have felt lonely at times.
I want to focus on makeing room for different attitudes and perspectives in all respects. I think it is important that you can express your views and say what you think. That people then disagree and argue for something else is of course perfectly acceptable!
On May 3, I attended The Cryos Symposium. It was the first time I was to speak to a larger congregation. That it was even in English and something very personal did not make it any less nerve-wracking ..
I’m interested in the concept of family. What is a family and who is a part of it? What does it take to call yourself a family and how much does biology mean in relation to emotions?
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.
Briefly about me As an introduction to this blog, I would like to tell you a little about myself. My name is Emma, I’m 25 years old. I was born and raised in Aarhus with my mom and dad, and two younger sisters who are twins. I’m currently studying to becoming a nurse, and I’m […]