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In this episode, I’m chatting with Lindsay Blount. Lindsay learned that she was donor conceived as an adult.  Through this information, Lindsay has been learning what it means for her, her children and her family.   Through her experience, Lindsay has become an advocate for the rights of donor conceived people and has worked hard to help educate recipient parents about the donor conceived experience (through her lens). 

Lindsay is one of those people who offers her viewpoints and life stories in a way that makes it easier for you to comprehend her perspective and story. She is approachable, straight forward and is a donor conceived person who I’ve learned a lot from. 

While Lindsay shares her own, personal perspective and does not speak for all DCP, she shares a lot about her own story, sharing with your child that they are DCP, discusses terminology that she uses and uses with her own children, talks about the rights of DCP and how when we are centered and focused on the DCP experience we all win. 

Covered in this episode:

  • The importance of sharing with your children that they are donor conceived
  • How Lindsay learned she was donor conceived and how that has impacted her life and the life of her family. 
  • Her relationship with her siblings
  • Terms to describe the donor / biological parent 
  • Rights of donor conceived people and why they are important
  • Focusing on what is best for your child is how we are all on the same team 

Lindsay shares a mix of personal and donor conceived content on her Instagram page.  In addition, she has two really great posts on her page to check out:

Lindsay Blount has a lot of labels: she’s a military spouse, a mom, a doctoral candidate, a writer, and a photographer.

In May of 2020, she had her identity completely uprooted when she took a 23andMe DNA test during the pandemic and confirmed she is donor conceived, has 23 siblings and counting, and learned who her biological father is.

In the last three years, Lindsay has taken a deep dive into biological identity and its meaning down to the root. She has become an advocate for the rights of donor conceived people (or DCP) and she hopes she can help this next generation of DCP and their parents avoid some of the struggles that she and so many of this first generation of DCP have faced. 

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