Alexandra Sanchez & Courtney McKinney

Recorded June 19, 2018 Archived June 19, 2018 00:00 minutes
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When Courtney McKinney was 16 years old, she learned that she’d been conceived through anonymous sperm donation.

As an adult, Courtney discovered she had a half-sister—Alexandra Sanchez.

Theirs is one of the many families that have expanded as a result of online DNA testing.

At StoryCorps, Courtney told Alex how she’d set out looking for her father, and about the moment she found a sister instead.

Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired June 15, 2018 on NPR’s Morning Edition.


  • Courtney McKinney
  • Alexandra Sanchez