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The obvious place to start is with our family tree.

 

Just to clarify a few things, especially for those of you less familiar with the genogram notation:

  • Mommy was adopted by Grandpa L and Abuela who already had a biological child, Uncle.
  • Abuela passed away when Mommy and Uncle were rather young, and later, Grandpa L married Grammy.
  • After years of trying to conceive, in the late 70s, Granny and Grandpa B sought the help of an infertility clinic at a major university’s medical center. Using anonymous donor sperm (all donor sperm through this program was anonymous), they conceived Momma.
  • Mommy and Momma are a same-sex couple (obviously) who chose to expand their family through the use of donor sperm from a sperm bank. The donor they chose was an anonymous donor. After years of trying, they got pregnant, and Mommy gave birth to Little Man in the spring of 2011.
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About Momma

Back in the late 70s, my parents used donor sperm to conceive. The product was me. I did not know until the month that my own son, carried by my wife, was born, that I had been conceived any way other than the "old-fashioned way". So, here I am, the non-bio mom to a little guy who was conceived with the help of donor sperm having been conceived through the use of donor sperm myself. This is surely an unusual family dynamic, but I am certain that it is not entirely unique. I reside in the Midwest with my wife "Mommy" and our son "Little Man".

2 responses »

  1. Just found your blog and am excited to read more! My partner and I too live in the midwest, just outside of Cincinnati.

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