The Anonymous Us Project
Anonymity in family formation hides the truth. Anonymity in story-telling reveals it.
June 15, 2015 08:52 PM PDT
Three poems are read, the first portraying a donor-conceived child's discontentment with the anonymity of her or his father.
The second illustrates the lack of acceptance within mainstream society of children lacking one parent.
And the third poem is written by a parent that joyously celebrates her son's arrival and rethinks the meaning of a poem she once wrote about him.Episode 23
June 08, 2015 05:29 PM PDT
"Did You Do It For The Money? Or The Concept?": A donor-conceived child questions not only the motives of her/his sperm donor, but also his morality.
"Giving the Gift of Life Abroad": A sperm donor narrates his experiences with donating to a couple in Thailand.
"Life is Incredible — However It Begins": An egg donor entreats donor-conceived children unhappy with their conception to be positive.Episode 22
June 01, 2015 09:17 PM PDT
Three stories, the first is of an intended parent that is not convinced of the virtues of telling a donor-conceived child of her or his conception.
The second is of an already-parent who has taken offense to the terms individuals use to describe their mothers and fathers.
And the third is of a donor-conceived child who laments discovering her or his father due to the conflictions that arise from a difficult situation.Episode 21
May 18, 2015 08:55 AM PDT
'My Story': On the difficulties of being donor-conceived and being told late.
'Who Am I?': An adopted child reveals the appalling reality of her birthparents.
'Pregnant With a Donor Baby and Feeling Scared': A pregnant mother of a donor-conceived child worries about the potential bias she will hold against the child.Episode 20
May 04, 2015 08:22 PM PDT
On relationships that were not as they should have been. In the first story, a child writes a donor explaining the meaning of 'father' and 'dad.'
The second features a father regretting the donation that lead to the deprivation of his child.
And the third is a story of parents who cannot overcome their abusive backgrounds, and negatively impact their children.Episode 19
November 05, 2014 03:05 PM PST
On Religion: A Donor-Conceived woman attending a religious institution describes her experiences.
Egg Donor Recipients: Two mothers-via-egg-donation speak to donor-conceived people about how to think of their parents.Episode 18
March 18, 2014 09:50 AM PDT
Three stories. First from a single-mom-by-choice. Second from a woman on the verge of selling her eggs. And lastly from a donor-conceived person.Episode 17
November 13, 2013 12:24 PM PST
"Across The Ocean & Back"
August 11, 2013 03:22 PM PDT
1. I finally found you 2. Still on the Search 3.PuzzlingEpisode 15
April 08, 2013 07:12 PM PDT
1. Mom of a Donor Egg Child
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.
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