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‘I Fell in Love with My Sperm Donor’

IN THE MOST MODERN OF ROMANTIC TWISTS, JESSICA SHARE MET HER BOYFRIEND 12 YEARS AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO HIS DAUGHTER
Sperm Donor Turned Dad “He was already family in so many ways,” says Jessica (at home with Aaron and Alice in Seattle).

It was a few weeks before Christmas in 2016 when Jessica Share began getting questions from her daughter Alice. The then 11-year-old knew that she’d been conceived with the help of an anonymous sperm donor, but now she wanted to know more. “Her grandma is always talking about genealogy and what countries her ancestors came from,” says Jessica, 43. “And Alice would get annoyed because she didn’t know any of that.” Finally, Alice asked her grandmother for a high-tech holiday present: A 23andMe DNA test. Weeks later the results came back showing that Alice was 48 percent German, 15 percent British and a mix

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