She wants to bring Donor White into her family and to bring Joy into his. "I don't know exactly what kind of relationship we would have, but there would be something—whatever he would be comfortable with."
Beth also hopes Joy can meet her half-sisters and half-brothers. "She loves family, and it would be an answer to prayer for her to have contact with siblings," Beth says.
To Donor White: If you would like to reconnect with your genetic daughter, please contact David Plotz by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202) 862-4889. I will treat your correspondence as confidential.
To other parents who conceived children using Donor White's sperm: If you would like to be in touch with your child's half-sister Joy and Joy's mom, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call me at (202) 862-4889. All contacts will be considered confidential.
In weeks to come, I will write more about other repository mothers searching for their kids' genetic fathers and siblings. If you are a parent, child, or donor who wants to find lost repository relatives, Slate wants to hear from you and to help you find them. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (202) 862-4889. All contacts will be considered confidential.
The Seed Series
Part 3: The first responses
Part 5: An update and a preview
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