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A woman says she is 'scared to date' after discovering that she has 50 siblings she knew nothing about. Listen to her story below:
Izzy decided to look into her background a few years ago and took a DNA test to get a better idea of her ancestry.
In a video posted to her TikTok account, the 23-year-old explained that she is one of a set of triplets and that she and her two brothers' biological father was a sperm donor.
The three of them were raised by their biological mother and her partner, who met in 1986 and eventually decided to have a child together and so contacted a cryo-bank in Virginia.
Izzy wrote: "In 2018, I did an ancestry DNA test to see where I'm actually from. I get my results back and find out I'm not as Italian as I thought.
"[Then] I get a message from a random woman asking if I'm related to a specific person or family [because] I matched with her daughter, and I said no.
Izzy said she was then contacted by a woman on Facebook who told her that there was a group set up by people who share the same sperm donor.
She explained: "The donor's half-sister then matched with me and dms me saying other mothers who used the same donor, and their children, are part of a private FB group and that I should join too.
"I join the page and [it] turns out there are over 50 of us who are siblings and children of the same sperm donor... and we're all different ages.
"And now there's paranoia about overpopulation because some of them are afraid there are so many of us and we may end up dating someone who happens to be a sibling."
Izzy also revealed that she wasn't aware of how many half-brothers or sisters she had out there.
In another video, she answered some questions from fellow users.
She said: "Someone asked if I have a relationship with the siblings, and I don't.
"I feel a little uncomfortable, like, it's a really abnormal thing.
"And I feel really awkward, like, maybe I'm shy. It's still a little weird to me. Like, I'm not good at putting myself out there, and having all these siblings is kind of overwhelming, so I try not to think about it, like, I kind of forget sometimes that this is my life."
Expanding on her point in the comments, though, Izzy said she wouldn't be averse to perhaps meeting them at some point.
She wrote: "I wanted to add that it's not that I never want to get to know my siblings, I may try build a relationship with the later on in life, just not now."
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