I am a Choice Mom of twin girls who are now 6. I did artificial insemination in the U.S. with sperm that could not cross the border into Canada. This is my story of making contact with half siblings.
A San Francisco Choice Mom wrote to me recently, asking how to address the half-sibling topic with her son. She’s been in contact with two lesbian couples on the East Coast who have sons from the same donor.
A frequent topic of discussion on the Choice Mom boards is whether to have two children, and how to manage if you do. As one woman asked: "I’d love to hear the strategies you’ve used in order to provide each of your kids with enough time and attention."
A woman with two young children wrote to say that a half-sibling of her kids was traveling to the U.S. from another country and wanted to meet, since the children shared the same sperm donor. The mother didn’t feel prepared to talk to her kids about how they were connected, yet didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet.
Have you wondered what offspring conceived from donor sperm think about as they get older?