Nicholas Isel

Nicholas Isel

My “anti-social” father passed away last year.  I only ever knew him as “Dad” throughout my childhood and wasn’t told by my mom that we weren’t biologically related until I reached the age of 15.  The first emotion I remember experiencing was a deep sense of relief.  ...
Stephanie Blessing

Stephanie Blessing

Photo Credit: Anonymous Father’s Day, Center for Bioethics and Culture Just a couple of weeks after my 32nd birthday, I found out that my parents used a sperm donor to conceive me. That was 8 years ago. As soon as my mother said the words, “your dad may not be...
Kathleen LaBounty

Kathleen LaBounty

As an adult offspring of an anonymous sperm donor, I am telling pieces of my life story to provide the perspective of an offspring, to advocate for the needs of future offspring, and to expose relatively ignored complexities resulting from donor conception. My journey...
Jessica Kern

Jessica Kern

My name is Jessica Kern. I am a product of a traditional surrogacy. This is where a surrogate is hired to both donate her egg and carry the child to term… As a product of surrogacy I can tell you firsthand what we children of donor conception go through....