What to tell your child when they ask who their father is?

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A friend of mine donated sperm to me for an artificial insemination. He wanted to raise the child with me unbeknownst to his family. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. The insemination (made when he was alive) was successful and now I am pregnant, but I don’t want to tell his family because they would not accept me or the baby. They have always treated me very poorly even as his friend. My question is what do I tell my child when they are older and want to know about their dad? Do I tell them who is he is or just say it was an anonymous donor? I don’t want my child to search for his family when they’re older and deal with the mistreatment that I have received. I know they would not accept my child and would be just as cruel as they are to me or even worse. I kind of feel stuck and don’t know what to do. Not only am I grieving but I am wondering what the future looks like. Any advice would be appreciated.
What to tell your child when they ask who their father is?
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