Friends as donors?
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|Wed, 11-22-2006 - 8:37pm|
Have any of you had a friend as a donor?
A little bit of history...
I had a 'friend with benefits' which ended up with a pregnancy. This wasn't exactly 'planned' but everyone was really happy about it, and I was able to work out logistics, and was getting everything planned and ready for the baby. At 12 weeks I had a miscarriage which was devistating for me. At first I was nervous about the whole thing, but once we got rolling and everything started to fall into place, I became really excited and couldn't wait for this baby.
Since the miscarriage, I have talked to this friend about trying again, and he said he didn't want to right now, and probably won't in the future (he has 2 other kids).
Fast forward to now... I still have everything I started to get for the first baby, and still have plans set for work, childcare, etc. My best friend of 10 years, who is gay, offered to be a donor so I could try for another child. We started to talk about at home insemination and I have just started doing research on it.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of situation and any advice? I never looked into or even thought about insemination until the miscarriage.
Any information, good or bad would be greatly appreciated.