The fun of selecting a donor

June 09, 2011

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree

You have made the big decision to use donor sperm. Now you have the even more difficult task of picking the perfect donor to start your family. This process can be overwhelming with so many wonderful young donors to choose from. The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums have great discussions about how people are deciding which donor to use.

Several women on the forums have shared that they held a “donor selection party” that included their family members and friends. This option allows for a fresh perspective on each donor that is in the running. Whether or not they actually took the advice of their loved ones, it sounds like the parties were very fun and helped break the ice about the topic.

Another way to pick the perfect donor is to decide which traits are most important to you. One woman shared on the forum that she found a donor who answered his essay questions exactly the way her partner would. She was immediately drawn to this donor and knew he was the perfect choice for them.

It is very common for people to use the Family Forums for advice about their final 2-3 donor choices. Some of the replies seem helpful and insightful. Sometimes several people are interested in the same donor and get very excited about their common bond.

Check out the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums for more creative ways to find that perfect donor. And if you have a fun story about your decision journey, please share with others who are just starting to narrow down a donor.

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