EDUCATING, CONNECTING & SUPPORTING DONOR FAMILIES
Who We Are
The Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) was created in September 2000 by Wendy Kramer and her son, Ryan. Certain that other donor offspring would have the same curiosity as Ryan about his genetic origins — yet also knowing that sadly, no public outlet existed for mutual consent contact between people born from anonymous sperm or egg donation — this site was started as the logical next step to making those connections.
In addition to the registered members, several thousand people check the site regularly. The DSR averages more than 17,000 unique visitors to the site each month and is a worldwide organization, matching people in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, and the UK.
A large community of people, just like you
The Donor Sibling Registry was created to connect people, and we love it when members share their stories with us.
Our journey started when I was 8 years old; I am now 19, and the number of siblings continues to grow! We live all over the country and see each other roughly twice a year. The DSR has truly given me best friends & family for life. Thank you thank you thank you!
I'm 43 and I just found out that I am donor conceived this past year. My sister is 42. This picture is from when we got to meet this past September.
Very grateful to the DSR for allowing us to make these connections and to have relationships with these families who are so special to us.
—Carmen, DSR Mom
"I am an only child with five siblings," is what I said to my mom when in March 2006, I was informed that I have five biological brothers and sisters. I was eleven years old and hearing that fact blew my mind.
At 27 years old, finding a brother has been both exciting and a little scary at first.... I'm already a "grown up," with opinions and likes/dislikes fully formed, who now has someone else out there with similar traits, that has my same DNA coursing through his body! —Stacy
Over the past several years we have connected with my son's half siblings and their families. If it weren't for you this would not be possible. From the bottom of our hearts ... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I just found my half-sibling this year. I am 29 years old and wish I could have known him my whole life. It is really special. I'm so thankful to have found him. We met a couple months ago; it was like we have known each other all along.
Awesome family reunion with about 20 siblings and their donor dad! Best family ever!
We met a sibling today! If I hadn’t taken this picture myself, I don’t think I’d be able to tell which hand is my son’s and which is his sister’s. Sister let us know she didn’t care for “half.” So they are “brother” and “sister.” Thank you so much, Wendy! These were the first people we matched with on the DSR about five years ago. Such an incredible gift for all of us.
How to Use the Donor Sibling Registry
First, join the DSR and add your posting. (It's free!) Then, upgrade to a paid membership ($99 for one year or $199 for a permanent membership) so that you can connect with your matches and/or make yourself available to be found by them. Once you've added your posting, you'll then get automatic DSR emails when you have a new match, when a DSR member has sent you a message, and when anyone who has posted for your donor adds information to the medical page that's only shared among your matches.
Just because you don't see someone already posted with your donor number doesn't mean you don't have a match. Many people are out there watching the site and waiting to post until they see another posting for their donor — so be the first!
Make sure to always have up-to-date contact information on the DSR. If you forget your username or password, the site can help you recover them. (Please, never sign up with a second username.)