I have been drowning for two years with two weights tied to my legs, pulling me beneath the surface, dragging me down. The first weight was my biological father ending our relationship, and subsequently being ignored by every member of his family.
We Are Donor Conceived was launched in 2016 as a resource center for donor conceived people around the globe. It's also a place where donor conceived people can share their stories with each other and the general public in order to inspire greater understanding about the unique challenges we face.
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Deciding to use a sperm donor is not always an easy choice, but for Heather it was further complicated by the fact she was also conceived using sperm from a stranger. Read the full story on ABC News Australia.