The clincher was your number: Dawn was then 30 years old and born in It made sense. Dawn found the process of artificial insemination tedious, between the test-induced cramping, the fertility drugs, and the daily visits to the doctor's office for blood work and hormone monitoring. But in the end, there was Allyson. Dawn and Allyson moved from Pennsylvania to Taneytown, Maryland, in She signed up, and within 24 hours had heard from two other moms who had picked you out of a line-up, so to speak.
Speaking of the Donor Sibling Registry, someone wrote the website saying that you donated sperm for eight years, from to Could you have more than 13 kids out there? These sperm banks say that they limit how many offspring you'll have, but some sibling groups on the registry have more than 50 members, and that's just the people who signed up.
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How much did they pay you, anyway? We periodically offer incentives such as movie tickets or gift certificates for extra time and effort expended by participating sperm donors," says the company website. Gotta love those incentives. By the way, the IRS classifies you as an "independent contractor. The kids look a lot alike, apparently.
But as the group grew, their enthusiasm waned. Now Dawn and Allyson are settling into Winchester.
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Dawn, a counselor, has been telling Allyson what happened since she was old enough to understand. But many people don't tell their offspring, according to a study released a few years ago from the Institute for American Values, called "My Daddy's Name is Donor.
In general, donor offspring aged 18—45 are a bit more likely to feel confused and isolated than those who were adopted or who come from biological families, and they are somewhat more likely to experience depression, delinquency, and substance abuse. Nearly half are disturbed at the thought that money was involved in their conception. More than half say that when they see someone who resembles them, they wonder if they are related.
Some worry about unknowingly getting intimate with a half-sibling. Other studies have found that donor-conceived people who are told about it later in life often don't take the news well.
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