IAMA sperm donor-conceived adult with 24 (currently known) half-siblings, ask me anything!
My name is Lindsay, I am a 24 year old woman from the Northeastern United States whose parents used an anonymous sperm donor to have me. Of those siblings, 23 are paternal half-siblings (from the same donor) with whom I was not raised, and the 24th (more accurately, the 1st) is a maternal half-brother who I grew up with but for whom our parents used a different donor.
Ask me anything! :)
u/rockbeforeplastic is Daley, our biological father
u/debbiediabetes is Sarah (the sister with whom I share the highest % match!)
u/thesingingrower is McKenzie (the oldest sibling!)
u/birdlawscholar is Kristen, her and Brittany were the first donor sibs to get in touch
u/crocodilelile is Brittany, her and Kristen were the first donor sibs to get in touch
EDIT 1:41 PM EST: I'm gonna go ahead and wrap this up now that the comment flow has slowed down. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO COMMENTED! You all (minus just a handful) were incredibly respectful, and asked wonderful, thoughtful questions. From the bottom of my heart, this has been a joy & who knows, maybe we'll do it again once we find even more! Thank you all. <3
For all of the donor conceived folks who commented looking for resources, check out We Are Donor Conceived and good luck with your searches, my whole heart is with you. 💕
EDIT 9:10 AM EST: Aaaaaand we're back! I'm gonna start working my way through all of your wonderful questions from last night, and a few of my siblings (and maybe the donor) may hop on to help! As I spot them, I'll throw their usernames in the OP so you all know they're legit! :)
EDIT: I'm gonna resume answering questions in the morning, it's late and I've been at this for a few hours! So happy with all of the positivity, can't wait to see what fun stuff people ask while I'm sleeping! :)
To tide folks over:
Also, newly up and running, we’ve got a joint Instagram where we intend to post little snippets of our lives! If you want to follow along once content starts flowin, we’re @paperplanesociety on insta!