Are you planning for a baby alone? Can you afford a baby right now? How will you manage childcare?
Are you ready emotionally and mentally for the toll of trying with a donor? How will you feel if your not successful after first few attempts? Do you have family or friends to support you?
What will you tell the child about their conception? Will they be happy you did this? Will they begrudge you?
Will you want a donor to be in the child’s life? Will you request them to be on the birth certificate? Have you checked your country’s law regarding sperm donation??? Will your donor be able to be tracked down? Or be liable for child support? Are they from a different country?
If you are a lesbian married couple or a infertile heterosexual married couple, the donor will have no parental or financial responsibility. This is on agreement that you use a HFEA fertility clinic or there being a legal donor agreement in place.
If you are not married or single, the law say’s the donor is the father unless you get a legal agreement in place.
Can you guarantee your donor is 100% healthy? Have you done all health checks? If there is a family member with a health concern, do you know?? Will their family and friends want to see the baby??
Are they in it for wrong reasons? It is just for sex or a scam??
Have you talked about their other donations?
Do you need a donor with your features or your partner’s?? Who will carry the baby? Who is more fit and healthy??
Can you meet in a safe and clean environment for the exchange? Can you really trust this person? How well do you know them? Will it be a one way exchange or many visits before hand?
Will the donor still be in touch after? Do they want to know if your successful or not?
SAFE STAY 🙂