Odd question for the group...

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Odd question for the group...
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:00am

Hi all!

My friend and coworker asked me a question yesterday and I didn't know the answer...maybe you can help?

My friend and her partner are lesbians and have been trying to adopt for over a year with no luck.

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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:23am
That is really interesting Cheryl, and I hope it's successful for them. I did some searching on the site and found some previous conversations about this. The method they are using is completely safe as long as the donor doesn't have any STDs, etc. If they are inserting the semen right away, than I think there is a good chance of it working.

http://www.ivillage.com/artificial-insemination-home/6-n-145506

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/TTC-Questions-Issues/artificial-insemination-AT-HOME/td-p/62159516

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/The-Coffee-Shop-Chat/at-home-artificial-insemination/td-p/27307167

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/DI-DE-General-Questions/Where-to-begin/td-p/116000115

I also found one success story:
http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/TTC-Questions-Issues/at-home-artificial-insemination/td-p/62246612

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Registered: 09-21-2009
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:23am

Cheryl,

I have not used this method myself, but in theory

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:33am

Melissa,

Thank you so much for the links!

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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 11:37am

Melissa,

You brought up some really good points!

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