*** Nominated at Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards***
Jacoba Ballard was an only child, conceived via donor sperm, who always dreamed of having a brother or sister. An at-home DNA test led her to the discovery of not one but seven half-siblings -- a number that defied best practices in fertility medicine.
As the group sets out to learn more about their curious family tree, they soon discovered the sickening truth: their parents' fertility doctor had been inseminating his patients with his own sperm without their knowledge or consent. Jacoba and her newfound siblings realize they'd barely begun to untangle his dark web of deceit. Their pursuit of justice lies at the heart of this profoundly unsettling story about an unimaginable breach of trust.
Feature-length. A Netflix Original Documentary.
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TAKEN AT BIRTH
In 1950's and 1960's Georgia, Dr. Thomas Hicks told women in his delivery room that their babies had died during childbirth. He would then sell those babies out of the back door of his clinic. Join one such Hicks Baby as she investigates how such a horrifying black market could have existed in small-town Appalachia.
All told, 241 babies were sold to other families -- meet some of them as they search for information about their birth families, their own identities, and accountability for those who enabled Hicks' behavior.
Six-hour mini-series. Originally aired on TLC.
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