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Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day

Single Mama Bear Takes on Father’s Day

Recently, I’ve been noticing that my 5-year-old son is going through a new phase in his processing that we are a mom-and-kid family—there is no dad in the picture since I used a sperm donor (often referred to as a single mom by choice). I know he’s processing because I’ve been getting reports from school…

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Planning Who and What To Tell About Your Child’s Donor Conception

Donor conception, talking about donor conception

One of the most common concerns people bring up to me is who and how to tell other people about their child’s donor conception. It most regularly comes up for me when I’m talking to women about the use of an egg donor, but it’s relevant for anyone who’s used a sperm donor, adopted or…

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How to Pick a Sperm Donor

If you’ve decided to move forward as a single mom by choice, a lesbian couple or otherwise in need of a sperm donor, there comes a time when you need to pick a sperm donor. For most people they’ve never done anything like it. You’re choosing the person to provide half the genetic material for…

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Choosing A Sperm Bank? Overview of Sperm Bank Policies

sperm bank policies, how to chose a sperm bank

When I was choosing my sperm donor, I naively assumed that the sperm bank policies would be roughly the same across all banks. I got a few recommendations about what sperm banks other people had used and chose the one that had the most useful information about the specific donors. I did not, however, spend…

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6 Archetypes for Choosing a Sperm Donor

How should I choose a sperm donor or egg donor?

Women ask me all the time, “How should I pick a sperm donor (or egg donor)?” For many it can be one of the most daunting parts of becoming a single mom by choice. After all, picking a donor to provide half of the genes of your child is very significant. Many women contemplate a…

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Should My Friend Be My Sperm Donor?

What are the legal and emotional implications of using a known sperm or egg donor? What are the risks of using my friend to be my sperm donor?

The Legal And Emotional Considerations Of  Selecting A Friend As Your Sperm Donor So you want to use your friend as your known sperm donor? Most women I speak to about becoming a Solo Mom contemplate the use of a known sperm (or egg) donor at some point. I did. The reasons vary but usually…

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Who’s My Daddy? : Talking To Our Children About Their Donor Father

talking to children about sperm donor

Many Solo Moms live in absolute fear of a certain question: “Who’s my daddy?” It brings strong, resolute women to tears in an instant. Maybe it’s because it seems to come out in such strange and unsettling ways. I read about a sperm-donor-conceived child who told his mom that he did not have a dad…

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