Test for dating my daughter
They broke up years ago but had been raising both girls together until recently, when the other mother moved away with the daughter she had given birth to. She knew a lot about buying sperm and self-impregnating, which was fascinating for me to learn, and, it turns out, more difficult than my role: masturbating into a cup.
She also no longer identified as lesbian and was dating a man who, incredibly, had my same first and middle names (Aaron David), with a similar, monosyllabic last name. Bryce’s showed me how little I know of young adult culture and reminded me that one’s 20s are a difficult decade.
One day I saw a newspaper ad seeking healthy men, 18 to 35, to participate in a semen donation program.“Donors” is the standard industry word, yet virtually all of us are paid. I applied to sell my sperm and sold twice weekly for a year.
At the time I was in a long-distance relationship, so this seemed like a good outlet.
I procrastinated for months before curiosity and an urge to know them made me order a kit.
I got my results back, and boom: I had a son, Bryce.
(I had looked way too early: My progeny began to use the site to find each other when they became teenagers in the 2010s.)A couple of years ago I began seeing ads for 23and Me, a service that analyzes your saliva — you spit in a test tube and mail it off for analysis — and provides you with information about ancestry, health and DNA relatives.
But it was Alice’s, entitled “A series of awkward events separated by snacks,” that floored me. Like my soul.” Favorite holiday: “Halloween (because candy and murder).” She liked Alfred Hitchcock films.
I hope my existence isn’t a shock and wonder whether you joined in hopes of connecting with me.” My letter continued awkwardly from there, giving him a brief sketch of my life.
Bryce replied almost instantly: “Dad, I cannot express how excited I am to be hearing from you.
When I told my mother, she presciently wondered aloud if this was the only way she was going to have grandchildren.
Today, sperm buyers view detailed profiles for potential vendors, whereas I wasn’t asked to provide much beyond college major, hobbies and family health history.