Sadie – I have moments of forgiving my parents…and then moments of absolutely hating them and feeling such disgust for their selfish and irresponsible behavior…

It resonated with me so deeply when you shared on Louise Perry’s podcast that a child feels loved when they see their biological parents sharing affection and love with one another. I felt the opposite when I witnessed my biological parent sharing intimacy with a...

Selena – I could not help thinking that this sounds like a business

While working as a doctor, [I've seen] that egg/sperm donation or surrogacy isn't questioned in terms of the impact that it may have on the child. I would say in fact, that it is celebrated. Celebrated in the sense that people are not allowing themselves to be...

Angelina – I slammed the phone down, ran to my bed crying in disbelief, and decided my friends would have to be my family

I had a different childhood as my father was 41 and my mom 18. After they were married for 10 years my mother started seeing a woman behind my dad's back.   One weekend, me, this woman, an old family friend a few years older than me who was visiting from the UK, and...
To be loved by the two who created you and not from the strangers who bought you, is natural and beautiful. But I was denied this primal family structure to support a business and an unfamiliar infertile couple

To be loved by the two who created you and not from the strangers who bought you, is natural and beautiful. But I was denied this primal family structure to support a business and an unfamiliar infertile couple

(Originally published at Anonymous Us) From the eyes of a donored baby: I’m told to be thankful for my donors because they gave me life, but this life is not merely a kidney transplant, this life is 50% of who I am genetically and biologically: my heredity, the...

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