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Everyone has family secrets, but what happens when those secrets are revealed? Two girls who grew up on opposite sides of the country, living completely different lives, take a DNA test to learn more about their heritage. Never could they have imagined what they would find. They discover they are sisters. Sounds like a movie plot right? Well for Hannah and Deanna this is real life. Both realize that their dads weren't biologically related to them and their parents used the aid of a sperm donor. From only children to 19 siblings and counting, life gets weird. These two sisters tell the stories of their newly discovered family, processing what it means to be donor-conceived and talk to others in the donor-conceived community.

Everyone has family secrets, but what happens when those secrets are revealed? Two girls who grew up on opposite sides of the country, living completely different lives, take a DNA test to learn more about their heritage. Never could they have imagined what they would find. They discover they are sisters. Sounds like a movie plot right? Well for Hannah and Deanna this is real life. Both realize that their dads weren't biologically related to them and their parents used the aid of a sperm donor. From only children to 19 siblings and counting, life gets weird. These two sisters tell the stories of their newly discovered family, processing what it means to be donor-conceived and talk to others in the donor-conceived community.
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United States

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Everyone has family secrets, but what happens when those secrets are revealed? Two girls who grew up on opposite sides of the country, living completely different lives, take a DNA test to learn more about their heritage. Never could they have imagined what they would find. They discover they are sisters. Sounds like a movie plot right? Well for Hannah and Deanna this is real life. Both realize that their dads weren't biologically related to them and their parents used the aid of a sperm donor. From only children to 19 siblings and counting, life gets weird. These two sisters tell the stories of their newly discovered family, processing what it means to be donor-conceived and talk to others in the donor-conceived community.

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English

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Episodes

Stage 4: Where do we come from?

5/7/2019
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This week we attempt to tell family stories we have just learned ourselves and talk about where our ancestors come from. This episode is a little all over the place, just like processing being donor conceived should be. Listen for a chance to win an Ancestry DNA Kit. If you want to support the podcast check out our patreon for additional content. https://www.patreon.com/thedonatedlife Hasta Chinchilla! Support the show

Duration:00:56:40

Stage 3: Welcome to the Family

4/30/2019
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Behind every individual is a family. When you gain a new parent you also gain a whole new family. Does that sound overwhelming? Well, it should because it is. Different relationships you never thought you wanted or needed become a huge part of your life. Join us as we process the many new relationships and how they intertwine with the old. Support the show

Duration:00:46:17

Stage 2: To search or not to search, that is the question

4/24/2019
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This is a really special episode for a few reasons. In this episode, we were lucky to receive letters from other members of the donor community, letters that donor-conceived people received from their donors. We talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly as we explore what it is like to reach out for the first time. Join us in the special episode not only filled with stories but edited and produced by our own fabulous brother Adam Clark! Check out his new website adammusicclark.com Support...

Duration:00:57:03

Stage 1: The Bomb Drop

4/9/2019
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In our six-part series we will be processing what it is like to find out you are donor conceived as an adult. This week we will be discussing what happens when the bomb drops and the truth comes out. We will go more in-depth into our own journeys and talk about what it’s like to discover a whole new family. Support the show

Duration:00:59:12

Donor Conception 101

4/8/2019
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Tune in while we give a little breakdown of the little bits and pieces we have learned about donor conception and being donor conceived. Not everything is as it seems in this crazy world. Join us to learn some lingo and facts about sperm donation you never knew you wanted to know! Support the show

Duration:00:47:50

Life is weird, a tale of two sisters.

4/1/2019
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If you got a random message saying "Hey looks like we are sisters. Text me!" what would you be thinking? In this episode Hannah and Deanna tell their own stories of finding out they are donor conceived and finding each other. As we tell our own stories we also tell the story of what lead us to find our donor. Take a listen and join us on this weird journey. Support the show

Duration:00:59:52

The Donated Life Trailer

3/26/2019
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Everyone has family secrets, but what happens when those secrets are revealed? Two girls who grew up on opposite sides of the country, living completely different lives, take a DNA test to learn more about their heritage. Never could they have imagined what they would find. They discover they are sisters. Sounds like a movie plot right? Well for Hannah and Deanna this is real life. Both realize that their dads weren't biologically related to them and their parents used the aid of a sperm...

Duration:00:00:46