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    Red face Hello - very nervous.

    I always get nervous with introductions, as I'm not quite sure what to say. Sort of like the the first day at a new school where everyone knows one another already and I'm still that person who needs to feel like there's a place for me to fit in. Oh, and I tend to ramble a lot, so apologies in advance, I usually don't know when to stop when nervous - as you can probably tell already.

    I'm Amy, I'm 28 and in Adelaide. I have no children as of yet, but I am hoping to find a donor as a solo mother by choice. My reason for this: I'm asexual, and finding a way that that works in a romantic relationship, is quite often difficult. So, I'm looking into quite a few things right now, as well as Anonymous sperm donors and hopefully by November, I'll be a little more on my way.

    My family has known that this is something I've been looking into for a long while now, and most are very supportive (sans the few old-fashioned crew members who believe it's too "new-agey" and ridiculous without a partner/husband). So that is a relief in my book.

    I'm a writer, though I haven't yet completed my first book to be published, but until then, I am also going back to TAFE next year to study for my Advanced Diploma in Acting - hopefully. I still have the audition process to get through. If that falls through, I am going to look at another course, possibly to do from home especially since if I want to be prepared if I do conceive before then. Journalism is another fallback plan for me.

    Currently, it is just me and my 5-year-old Golden Retriever. His name is Ori, and he has a Master's Degree in bed-hogging, pillow manipulative techniques, and emotional blackmail. He's also a champion mouse-hunter. Alas, he's a very poor conversationalist.

    Before I drawl on any longer, I'll end this swiftly as I'm now running into the realm of bad jokes. So, hiya!

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    Welcome and good luck on your journey to motherhood

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    Hi HopefulMama and welcome to bubhub

    wishing you all the very best on your journey to motherhood

    we have a great support system here for solo mums, and lots of information on the donation/fertility assistance process

    have a look around, and ask any questions that you might have


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    Welcome @HopefulMama !

    Well, I think your introduction was very nice I also think Ori and my dogs have a lot in common.

    Good luck on your journey to having a bub!

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    Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be here, and I certainly will buzz around the place for information. A lot of the research, I've done on my own so far, but haven't looked much into other's experiences yet. So it's nice to be here and know that I can do that and hopefully, share the journey here as well if I'm successful.

    Heh @HillDweller I've noticed dogs seems to share some certain traits. Darn, those puppy eyes of theirs!

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    Welcome and best of luck into motherhood xx

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    Welcome hopeful! Congratulations in your decision to start a family! DP and I are in a same-sex relationship. We used donor sperm to conceive our DD so if you have any questions about that I'd be happy to answer them.

    Good luck! Hope to see you around the forums.

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    welcome to bubhub hopefulmumma. I wish you all the best on your journey to motherhood. enjoy your time here. marie

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    Goodness, sorry all! I was a bit occupied the last couple of days and it seems I missed the notifications of replies. But thank you! I tend to be a little, shall we say, flighty in new settings (especially on forums).
    @Best Things Thank you, very much, I'm so glad to hear it worked out for you! I probably do have tons of questions, yes! Though I think I saw somewhere on the forum that there's a 20-post limit before Private Messages, but I definitely am sticking around, so if I do have any questions (which I undoubtedly will at this point) I'll be sure to ask!

    I am having a bit of trouble with uploading an avatar from my profile page though... (the option to browse is not showing up and would give me the option in edit mode) I'm sure I'll figure it out somehow yet.

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    you need 5 posts to private message - and to have an avatar/signature.

    so just post in here another couple of times and you will be all set

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