Kianni Arroyo had to work harder to meet her genetic family. The first person she found was her biological father.
Donor No. 2757 stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 185 pounds. He has hazel-green eyes, wavy brown hair and is descended from German, Irish and Native American stock. In his profile, he’s described as a photographer with a bachelor’s degree who likes biking, surfing and writing. He donated his sperm to pay off college student loans.
The women who chose Donor No. 2757 did so for various reasons. Arroyo’s mom liked his looks and his artistic background. Another woman, who would later give birth to Zac LaRocca-Stravalle, now 19, liked that he could trace his lineage to a brave military officer whose exploits were documented by historians. Rebecca, the mother of Sophia and twin Ava, thought “he seemed like someone I’d date.” (Rebecca asked that she and the twins be identified only by their first names to protect their privacy.)
Arroyo went searching for her donor’s identity in her teens and met a person active in the donor-offspring community who had somehow gotten that confidential information.