27 episodes

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.

Half of Me Ally & Donor Half Siblings

    • Personal Journals

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.

    Lessons & Resolutions from 2019

    Lessons & Resolutions from 2019

    2019 is coming to a close - what did I learn? What are my plans for the new year?

    • 45 min
    Q&A 2: Telling Extended Family

    Q&A 2: Telling Extended Family

    Telling extended family that you just found out you're donor conceived - should you tell?

    • 36 min
    Ally's Back! and Q&A Part 1

    Ally's Back! and Q&A Part 1

    I'm back! Lots to update you on, and a beginning to the Q&A series

    • 48 min
    Update!

    Update!

    Ally has an update on what has been going on in her life.

    • 54 min
    Alex

    Alex

    Alex talks about male-factor infertility and his journey towards fatherhood.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Leah

    Leah

    Leah, a donor conceived adult, learned of her origins after twenty years of questioning why she didn't see herself in her social family.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

listeningfromsatx ,

What a great perspective!

As a woman struggling with infertility and considering using a donor, I am very much appreciating hearing about Ally’s journey. It’s definitely making me reconsider keeping this a secret for the entirety of my child’s life. Thank you so much, Ally for being strong and sharing your story so that others can learn and grow from it.

alexf0716 ,

A new favorite

Ally’s story is so fascinating, as are those of her interviewees. Learning about her story basically in real time makes everyone feel instantly connected to her. I’ve really enjoyed hearing about donor conception from all angles!

JoiaRox ,

Instantly Captivating

Thank you for your willingness to be so open and sharing everything related to your journey. I started with episode 11 and instantly downloaded the entire first season!

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