Sisterhood of sperm

Meet 11 women who have one sperm donor in common.

By Katharine Mieszkowski
March 2, 2006 4:31AM (UTC)
main article image

Eleven women plus one sperm donor equals a gaggle of biological half-siblings, and a new sort of sisterhood, according to a fascinating Washington Post story from Monday.

Carla Schouten of San Jose tells the Post that she and the other moms actually have less interest in meeting Donor 401, as they know him, than in getting to know one another: "It's an emotional connection. We have a common base," Schouten says. "Most of us are single. We all desired children, and we were all attracted to the same donor."

Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

MORE FROM Katharine Mieszkowski

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Broadsheet Love And Sex