On January 4th, 2019, I discovered through a DNA testing website that I was conceived with a sperm donor. Since then, I've found that I have at least fourteen half-siblings and one donor who is, genetically, half of me. This is my journey into discovering what role DNA relationships play in my life and what family really means.
Hi, everyone! Wow - it's been a minute... actually, it's been a year and 3ish months, but who's counting?I'm here to update you on my life since my last episode. 2020 was a crazy year, wasn't it?Questions? Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram.-Ally
Lessons & Resolutions from 2019
2019 is coming to a close - what did I learn? What are my plans for the new year?
Q&A 2: Telling Extended Family
Telling extended family that you just found out you're donor conceived - should you tell?
Ally's Back! and Q&A Part 1
I'm back! Lots to update you on, and a beginning to the Q&A series
Ally has an update on what has been going on in her life.
Alex talks about male-factor infertility and his journey towards fatherhood.
Starting at beginning
So happy to have found this podcast.
I conceived my twin girls w donor eggs.
I look back at my journals, I was so determined.
I love the whole process.
I would say I used acupuncture & visualization.
My girls are the greatest blessing.
It’s been a blink
They’re now 17
I still have to tell them of their genetics.
I pray it goes well
So I continue to listen & learn
Love listening to Ally
I’m trying to dive in deep with anything I can find on donor conceived people. This is a truly dynamic story and the whole podcast is just filled with perspective and information. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and life. It has been truly helpful in my world as a previous anonymous egg donor trying to learn.
So interesting and helpful!
As someone going through infertility I thought it would be interesting to listen to this podcast in case we ever decided to use donor eggs or donor embryos. It’s been great to hear so many perspectives from the “kids” who knew and those who just found out and how they’re dealing with it. It really strengthens my view that it’s so important to let a kid know as early as possible where they came from and that it’s ok. But also it was good to how even if the kid knows as they grow up, there could be a bunch of half siblings out there they may want to connect to. Will they want to meet their donor? How will that work? I know if it was me, I would want to meet everyone possible like you did, Ally! I’m only on episode 6 but I look forward to learning more about the rest of your journey! Thank you so much for sharing! This is amazing! Maybe your or or diblings’ parents would feel comfortable coming on your podcast? Or maybe you’re keeping it to just the donor conceived kids’ perspective, or maybe you already did this? Anyway, whatever you decide I’ll be listening :) Thank you.