If the answer is yes, it is critical that you understand the potential implications of using a known donor. The risk of using a known donor, without a clearly defined donor (vs FATHER) relationship, have been recently and catastrophically demonstrated in this situation, where a woman (who does have a partner) has discovered she has… Continue reading Are you considering using a sperm donor?
After yesterday's post about recent research that has shown the children of solo mums do no worse than those raised in heterosexual couples, it seemed timely to let you know about this new book: Dream Come True, The story of a single woman conceiving via donor conception.
I have been meeting more and more women deciding to have children on their own, using either IUI or IVF and accessing altruistically donated semen (generally through a clinic or sperm bank). This is a reasonably straightforward process (at least in Queensland, where I live and work) from a medical perspective, but solo parenting undoubtably… Continue reading Solo mums and donor conception
This is a really interesting perspective on single motherhood, from a woman who had her first child in a relationship that later failed, but was left feeling she wasn't "done" having kids. She blogs about the decision making process required to have another child, outside of a relationship, and using a sperm donor. http://www.ellamentalmama.com/thinking-about-becoming-a-single-mum-by-choice/ When I… Continue reading Single mums and donor conception