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.
This blog will be a place where I explore my family’s not-so-typical expansion as well as what it means to be a non-bio mom, a gay parent, the product of donor conception, the parent of donor offspring, and any other layers of my experience as Momma. For now, I’ve chosen to proceed with anonymity. Not everyone in my life knows about my being conceived using donor sperm. This is not something I need to hide, but it’s also not something that I need for my family members to find out on the internet before I have the chance to talk to them. I also feel the need to write anonymously to give my son the chance to tell his own story some day and to give my wife anonymity as well. Some of you will recognize who I am. I ask that you please be careful what you reveal in this space and thank you in advance for you support!
Mommy and Momma reside in the Midwest with their son Little Man and their furry four-legged children.