Mum and dad tried to have a baby for more than a decade before eventually conceiving with donor sperm. They never told anyone what they had been through to have this child. In those days, you didn’t talk about that kind of thing. As it turns out, the clinic didn’t believe in talking about this kind of thing either, and they made sure they wouldn’t ever have to: all of the records containing information about my donor and my dozen or more unknown half-siblings were destroyed shortly after I was born, and along with them, precious answers to questions I will never get to ask.
- Kim Buck, Curator