52 episodes

The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest opinions about reproductive technologies and family fragmentation. We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.

The Anonymous Us Project Alana S.

    • Performing Arts

The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest opinions about reproductive technologies and family fragmentation. We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.

    Episode 52

    Episode 52

    "My 4 Children of Egg Donation I'll Never See": Speaking to her offspring, an egg donor laments her lack of contact with them, and insists that they are hers.

    "My Reasons for Donating": A sperm donor expresses his wish to meet his biological children, but is raising a son as a single parent and is strained physically and financially.

    • 4 min
    Episode 51

    Episode 51

    "Reading Between the Lines": A donor-conceived child analyzes correspondence from her or his terse donor to gain hope for further and more intimate contact in the future.

    "I Found Him": After discovering her or his donor through online research, a donor child worries about rejection, and is immersed in guilt and anxiety.

    • 11 min
    Episode 50

    Episode 50

    "Tell Your 'Kid(s)'. Don’t Wait.": A donor-conceived child advises parents to inform their children of the reality of their conception, illustrating her or his own unpleasant experience as a warning against waiting until the child is twenty-one or older.

    "Wanting to be a Parent": After years of awaiting the romantic and sexual urges that never came, a prospective parent considers raising children without a partner, though retains the knowledge of its potential effects on the child.

    • 18 min
    Episode 49

    Episode 49

    "Change of Heart": A formerly prospective parent mourns her potential child as she chose to cancel the embryo transfer that would have granted her motherhood.

    "My Husband Wants to be a Sperm Donor": After uncovering her husband's hidden communication with future sperm recipients, a woman is deeply wounded by his lack of concern for his biological children, as well as his already-established family.

    • 9 min
    Episode 48

    Episode 48

    "3 Dads": A donor-conceived individual relates a frustration that she/he is being denied a legitimacy to the emotional attachment they have developed to their long-deceased social father.

    "Lost and Longing": Experiencing severely conflicting emotions, an egg donor under the impression of anonymity, is contacted by her biological daughter.

    "To Lost and Longing": In response to a fellow author, a donor expresses a shared anxiety at potential contact with offspring ruining already established marital and familial relationships.

    • 17 min
    Episode 47

    Episode 47

    "That's Not My Name": A donor-conceived child elaborates on the difficulties of bearing a name belonging to a social family that proved unwelcoming.

    "Broken Record": Experiencing a duality of emotions, a donor child expostulates the lack of connection afforded biological offspring and parents, and the passivity with which many people approach this lack of connection.

    "What is a Parent?": A prospective parent sympathizes with donor-conceived plights, but also stresses the importance of raising children with a *true* family rather than valuing biological paradigms as the pinnacle of family dynamics.

    • 14 min

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