Sorry if this isn't the right thread to post in. I'm new around here.
I'm considering using anonymous donor sperm so I can have a baby. I'm 38 in a few days, single and never been in a relationship (yes, true). I don't see myself finding anyone in the coming months/year and as my biological clock is ticking, it's time I start thinking about my options.
I went to see a doctor at Monash IVF in Geelong last week and discussed donor sperm vs freezing vs IVF. Unfortunately IVF is way too expensive and freezing just as much.
So it looks like donor is the way to go.
I had the opportunity to ask questions at the end but when I left, I forgot to ask about the donor sperm. How does that work, like I mean picking a potential donor, ie hair colour, eye colour etc. Is that how it works?
Also, I've noticed some posts looking for donor sperm on here. How does that work? Sorry if I sound ignorant, I have no idea what the process is!
I've got request slips for bloods and an ultrasound to check for tubal patency (been quoted around the $600 mark).
My parents have been blessed with two grandchildren by my brother and his wife and I was hoping to give them another grandchild. Dad is 80 and mum just turned 75, so they too are both getting on in their years.
I'm possibly looking at starting the process next year as I'm currently on Roaccutane and have another three or so months left in the course and I've just had an Implanon inserted, just as a precaution.
I haven't discussed this with my family as yet as 1) they'd probably be against it and 2) I'm still gathering information etc. I've only sought advice from a few friends and I know they won't tell anyone.
I am happy to answer any questions you have.