A young woman who was the product of a sperm donation was interviewed about her experience researching her anonymous genetic father. When she was asked why she was pursing the search, she said something that struck me:
Parents grieve their genetic connection to their kids when they use sperm donors, and that’s a natural part of the process. I think it’s hypocritical for people to think that I won’t also grieve my genetic loss, and looking for my biological father is a part of the process for me.
My commitment to doing an open donation is officially fortified.