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The new MTV show Generation Cryo follows Breeanna Speicker of Spanish Springs on her journey to find her 'sperm donor,' as she calls him. 

"For me it is a big mystery that I wanted to know more about because I wanted to know more about myself."

Nineteen years ago Breeanna's two moms wanted a child. Sherry Shreve says, "we wanted to  bring a child in the world to love."

Sherry says a sperm donor was their best option, "the sperm was FedExed to our door and that was it." They even chose their child's characteristics, "we picked tall and I was an athlete my whole life and we wanted an athlete and we wanted smart."

Sherry's partner got pregnant with Breeanna using that FedExed sperm but the other half of Breeanna's DNA was unknown - a question Generation Cryo hopes to uncover.

Breeanna points to a wall poster of the popular show. "These are all my half-siblings. It's cool to see all our faces lined up." The show put her in touch with 15 other kids with her same donor, of those about a dozen joined Breeanna in this search. 

In one episode Breeanna tells her new half-siblings, "We're your family. You are my family; it's not how it feels. With the donor he's just the donor. You guys I knew I was going to be close to you guys. But I never thought it was genuine like you're getting sisters out of this."

Breeanna had more than a dozen cameras follow her, the crew even stayed in her basement and traveled cross-country with her to meet her half-siblings.

Sherry and Breeanna watch each episode together, and so far three have aired.

"I think it would kind of surprise everybody because sometimes I was there visiting people for three weeks and now it's (edited to) 42 minutes."

Breeanna is now grateful for her much larger family. "I feel like all of us were raised in a much more open-minded household."

Sherry says, "the more people we have in our children's lives that love them what parent wouldn't want that."

To find out what happens with Breeanna's donor, you will have to watch the three remaining episodes of Generation Cryo on MTV, Monday at 10pm.

Written by Neda Iranpour

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