This post highlights “Donor Sperm: The Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask” by Meet the Wildes
This post is a few years old, but it’s a great one that really resonated with me and it’s timeless, so I’m delighted to finally have a venue to share it.
In this post Amber answers — in her straightforward, funny, personable way — some common questions people have (but rarely ask) about her children’s donor. In addition to laughing, I found myself nodding along as I read this. I feel very similar to Amber about the donor for our son.
Here’s a sample, though I heartily recommend going straight to her blog and reading the whole thing.
Yes, we did order donor sperm from an actual catalogue. Yes, an actual catalogue. On the internet. During a lunch break at work.
It was quite surreal, yes.
You’re interested in the cost? We paid £100 to access the catalogue, £370 for the sperm itself and £300 for it to be couriered to London from Denmark. Then £1,000 for the pregnancy slot with the HFEA. That would be quite inexpensive, yes, except that we had to factor private IVF on top of that…
I highly recommend reading the entire original post.