My partner (26) and I (32) have been together for 3 years and would love to start a family. I am hoping you may be kind enough to share your expertise with us novices, we very new to all this. I feel a bit cheeky, as Im sure I can get this information by ringing around, but would really appreciate any advice/info/reality check you can share. Apologies if this has already been asked and answered a million times, I promise I have gone through past comments (albeit still struggling with all the acronyms).
We live in Perth too, and my initial research on local fertility clinics is that they don't seem very 'same sex friendly' but I could be wrong? I feel much more hopefully looking at sites in QLD and NSW. Im wondering if anyone else have travelled for treatment, and if this is even possible? I don't even know how often I would need to visit the clinic, and whether this is totally unrealistic? Maybe some things can be done here in WA and some interstate?
We are very keen to use donor sperm, and are very open to an international donor, we def don't want a WA donor as the state is way too small :-). We also need to guarantee that we can both use the same donor. And if I am not being too unrealistic already…I don't want to sit on a wait list for the 2 years! But wait it gets even better, we are a mixed race couple and would love to try and find similar with our donor (dreaming perhaps!).
I would be so grateful for anything you can tell me. Your posts are just wonderful, and it is so inspiring to read about so many beautiful new families out there.