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    We made a list of the things that were important to us.

    We started by filtering out hair and eye colours. Once we had that shortlist we looked at their pictures to see if we felt they suited what we wanted on that front (we wanted a donor that didn't have any stand out features). Then once we had narrowed it down to there, we checked his medical history and if that was okay with us then we would look at his family's medical history. We then created another shortlist and then went by their essays and reason for wanting to donate. We wanted to chose someone that had similar values and beliefs as us and also someone of a similar nature and the essay was able to give us a glimpse of his personality.

    Ultimately it was a combination of all of those things that led us to our donor.

    DD looks exactly like DW and her brothers kids so we made a good choice

    We have only shown my mum and sister a picture of the donor but nobody else has seen him so nobody got the chance to comment but even if they did it wouldn't have swayed us. You are making this baby so don't worry about what others think. At the end of the day the donor will be forgotten by others anyway.

    Good luck choosing! It's a fun and exciting time!

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    Thanks! Something to think about.
    We were thinking along the same lines. DP is half Italian so we were going to try and find someone with a similar background and no real stand out features.

    Thanks, it's very exciting
    And congrats on your little one!

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    Our list was narrowed down by hair/eye colour (we wanted a donor similar colouring to us so either of us could take the babies out without getting that "look"). Then we looked at photos. Then we looked at their medical history, followed by donor essay/personality quiz.

    Our donor was our second preference (only due to having some allergies) but the perfect choice. Our babies look like they could be genetically either of ours! In fact, our neighbours thought that DP carried DS. IMG_1486761077.011970.jpg

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    Wow! That really is a perfect match!

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    We were similar to the other couples.

    DP is also Italian and we were using her egg so we were looking for a Caucasian with similar features to me (light hair and light eyes).

    Their profile and reason for donating was also a huge factor.

    DD turned out to be a real mix of DP and the donor (which means she also looks like me as the donor and I looked similar as kids).

    There are some faces she does that is exactly the same as one of our donor pics, but I love that about her and don't mind at all.

    Once you create a criteria to help guide you, the process can be quite fun. Good luck.

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    What clinic did everyone's use and did you get a doctors referral like they suggest? We are looking at iui

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    We used a clinic in NSW and needed a referral from our GP

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    We used Melbourne IVF and just got a referral from the GP

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    We are the same Melb IVF. Well we have only completed 2 unsuccessful IUI but will start IVF as soon as my AF arrives!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manfred View Post
    Definitely do your research before you choose a FS. We've found FF to be efficient, caring and just wonderful in comparison to the larger clinics. We would definitely recommend people to see the Dr at FF over a clinic like IVFA. Good luck!
    And we found exactly the opposite. FF treated us like numbers and didn't appear to actually care about anything but money. IVFA were absolutely fantastic, took their time to explain everything and never, ever rushed us or made us feel stupid if we had questions.

    It is personal preference but we know a lot of people who are very unhappy with FF now


 

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