Alana Newman is a donor-conceived woman and former egg donor who now passionately advocates against all Third-Party Reproduction. She is the founder of The Anonymous Us Project—an online story collective for those affected by donor-conception. She authored The Anonymous Us Project: Volume 1 available through University of Chicago Press. She is a member of The International Children’s Rights Institute Council, Women Speak For Themselves and the current state leader for CanaVox.
Alana has been featured in publications such as Newsweek, NPR, BBC, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Women’s Health, Huffington Post, Human Life Review, Public Discourse, The Federalist, World Magazine and Verily Magazine and has been invited to speak at United Nations, Princeton, BYU, Catholic University of America, Arizona State University, NCBC Workshop for Bishops, Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, Love and Fidelity Network and various pro-life events and conferences.
Alana lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana with her husband and three children.
Katy Doran is a speaker and donor-conceived advocate. A week shy of age 22, Katy was informed for the first time about her conception story. Her brother’s discovery of their anonymous father has given her the courage to publicly advocate for natural family structure and donor-conceived people. Katy has presented her story and the harms of Third-Party Reproduction at the United Nations, the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee, Pro-Life Louisiana, Life Matters Journal, ISS-USA International, AAICPC, Opus Dei and for the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine (IIRRM).
In her spare time, Katy aids in the programming of the IIRRM, an organization of physicians, nurses and consultants that conducts research in natural family planning and holistic treatments for infertility. Full-time, Katy serves as Operations Manager for CanaVox, a reading group program founded by mothers in support of marriage, the family, and children’s rights.