Seventeen-year-old Bree wanted to meet her father. The first catch? He was her sperm donor. The second catch? Along the way, she’ll discover that she is just one of 15 children.
MTV’s “Generation Cryo” debuts Monday, Nov. 25 at 10/9c with six one-hour episodes following Bree and her siblings on their journey.
Using the Donor Sibling Registry, Bree is able to track down some of her half-brothers and sisters. From what the new trailer reveals, the siblings seem to get along really well. And although there’s some disagreement as to whether they should even track down their genetic father, they all seem willing to support Bree in her adventure.
Will they actually find their genetic father? That’s the big question.
Off the Fence’s Michael Lang and Ellen Windemuth executive-produced “Generation Cryo.” Marshall Eisen, Nomi Ernst Leidner, Betsy Forhan and Dave Sirulnick served as executive producers for MTV. Wendy Kramer, the Founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry, is the Associate Producer.
Find out about the siblings below:
For most of her childhood, Breeanna hid the fact that she was sperm donor-conceived. After her two moms, Sherry and Debra, split up when Bree was three-years-old, her biological mom, Debra, started dating men again. Bree then bounced between both homes and is currently living with her non-biological mom, Sherry.
Like most teenagers her age, Bree is attempting to find out who she is. But unlike most kids, Bree’s just discovered that she has 15 half-siblings all over the country. Now Bree wants to meet as many of her half-brothers and sisters as she can and hopefully gain their help to solve the biggest mystery of their lives – who is their sperm donor.
Jonah, 17 and Hilit, 17
Raised in a Jewish household with their parents, Terri and Eric, in a suburb of Atlanta, Hilit and Jonah have already met many of their half-siblings and are excited to add Bree into their family. However, as far as the sperm donor goes, they’ve never considered looking for him. To Jonah and Hilit, their “real dad” is the man who raised them and it’s going to take plenty of convincing if Bree hopes to gain their support in her journey.
Jayme, 18 and Jesse, 18
Jayme and Jesse were raised by their single mom, Janis. Not having had a father figure in their lives growing up, both have always been curious about their “donor dad.” Janis is also interested in knowing who the donor is and even attempted to go through the Cryobank in hopes of reaching out to the donor, but was told that only offspring who are 18 years of age can submit a request for contact. Now that Jayme and Jesse are 18, they’re ready to submit a request of their own, but are warned that they should temper their expectations of ever hearing from the donor.
Paige, 20 Molly, 20 and Will, 18
Paige, Molly and Will grew up with their mom, Laura and dad, Perry, who are now divorced. Despite their parents’ split, they’re still close to their father and are deeply conflicted about knowing much about the donor.
Twins Paige and Molly are the oldest of all the half-siblings and feel they have a responsibility to protect the younger ones. Even though they don’t want to find the donor themselves, they are willing to help mentor Bree as she searches for him.
Jesse grew up with his mom, Laurie and dad, Jim. The couple believed Jim was infertile and used donor sperm to conceive Jesse. It turns out, however, that Jim wasn’t infertile and three years later, he and Laurie had a daughter Emily through natural conception.
Jesse isn’t fully comfortable with being a sperm donor child and doesn’t like being labeled as one. He was hesitant to meet his half-siblings earlier in his life and his desire to ignore the subject of where he came from puts a strain on his relationship with his family. After meeting up with Jesse, it becomes Bree’s mission to help him come to terms with being donor-conceived.