So, I just had the news broken to me by my wife and mine's CGH (IVF) doctor that I am unable to be a biological father due to me having balanced translocation.
We as a couple (I am 35, she is 29) now have the difficult decision to make with regards to looking at other options which are:
*be a childless couple
As a man to be told you will never be a biological father has completely knocked me for 6 and although I would love a child, feel that I would struggle emotionally knowing that the baby is not physically mine. I would love and care for any baby that we may have as a couple from the other options available but there is a piece of me that is struggling to accept the news I have been given.
I am a bit of a cautious person by nature and think about so many things that may or may not happen in the future.
I would love to know if there are any Dad's out there that have adopted or had their missus use donor sperm and to share their thoughts regarding this subject.
As of right now, I am leaning towards going childless and my frame of mind is "if it's not meant to happen it's not meant to be", the fact that we can't conceive naturally or through IVF given our rare situation with the genetic issues makes it hard to swallow.