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On Fertile Ground in Hunt for Sperm Donor Dad
IT IS a uniquely 21st century story.
An international fertility expert from Sheffield has used his knowledge and experience to help produce an intriguing documentary about a sperm donor-conceived child's search for her biological father.
The Star's health reporter Sarah Dunn found out more about the film - being screened here this weekend as part of the city's acclaimed Doc/Fest.
The tale of one determined young woman - conceived using a sperm donor and raised by two mums in Pennsylvania - as she trawls the United States in search of her father, known to her only as Donor 150.
Along the way, 20-year-old JoEllen discovers no fewer than 12 half-siblings who are scattered across the States — the first one tracked down in the Big Apple, where the New York Times picks up her story.