Our sperm bank supports the dreams of single mothers
Want to learn more about how to find and pick a sperm donor as a single mother? Or interested in discovering tips for navigating our sperm bank’s selection of donor sperm as a single mom? This page features sperm bank resources for your single mothers by choice sperm donor journey.
We support your family building dreams
Choosing to have a child as a single woman is a big decision, and although exciting, can be a bit overwhelming. Many of our sperm bank clients have decided to be “single mothers by choice” and they have shown us what we can do to be as sensitive as possible to the special needs of a single mother.
We encourage you to read some of their testimonials below which demonstrate the quality of our service. Our Client Services staff is considerate and professional and will make every effort to understand your unique situation.
Single Mothers by Choice Blogs:
Deciding to Become a Single Mother with Donor Sperm from Fairfax Cryobank
Check out this guest blog post by Candice, a Fairfax Cryobank Client, on her experience becoming a single mother with donor sperm.
“My doctor advised me to browse the Fairfax Cryobank Donor Search because she knew I was looking for the best options for my second pregnancy.
I left my doctor’s office feeling empowered and excited. When I got home that evening, I immediately got to work.
I assumed it would be a complicated process but that narrative changed when I began navigating the Fairfax Cryobank Donor Search. I was able to search for donors that fit my specific desires. I knew I wanted a donor with brown hair and possibly freckles, since my daughter has beautifully freckled cheeks. It was something I imagined they could share.”
Fairfax Family Story: Choosing a Sperm Donor as a Single Mother By Choice
Guest blogger, Kelly, @solomama34, shares her experience of choosing a sperm donor as a single mother by choice
“I have always known that motherhood was in my future, though I usually imagined it being preceded by falling in love and getting married. Yet, as I entered my thirties still single (despite having dated throughout my twenties), I decided to take matters into my own hands and move forward with having a baby on my own.
There is a lot that goes into making a baby solo, but one of the biggest decisions I had to make was choosing a sperm donor.“
Fairfax Cryobank Single Mothers By Choice Testimonials
“Becoming a mom has been a lifelong dream for me. For most of my life I envisioned myself following the standard ‘love, marriage, baby carriage’ narrative, but as I entered my thirties and still hadn’t found love, I decided to flip the script and have the baby first. When I began my journey toward becoming a single mother by choice, I was overwhelmed by the number of cryobanks to choose from. In the end, I chose Fairfax due to their reputation and selection of donors. I especially loved that the donor profiles include audio interviews – being able to hear each donor’s voice and listen to him speak about himself and his dreams is what ultimately led me to choosing the donor I did. I am forever grateful to Fairfax for helping me build my perfect little family.”
-Kelly and Ethan (Instagram @solomama34)
“I was blessed beyond belief 6 years ago with the birth of my amazing little boy thanks to Fairfax Cryobank and one of their truly wonderful donors! When I began my journey of looking for a bank and donor I came across Fairfax and knew instantly that I definitely wanted to go with them. The ease of navigating through the website, the excellent variety of donors and options, the extensive donor testing and profiles, the reasonable pricing, and their customer service far exceeded my expectations!
I received heartfelt kindness from all of the staff members every time I called (which was quite a bit) and everyone took the time to answer and address all of my questions and concerns. My fertility doctor was extremely impressed with the quality and mobility of my donor’s sperm and I got pregnant on my first try! In this upcoming year I’ll be trying again for another little blessing and already have so much peace of mind knowing that I have such a wonderful and trustworthy company helping me through the process again!”
“I am a single mother who tried for 3 years to get pregnant with several miscarries and negative results I started to give up hope. I said to myself I am strong and it’s on God’s time that I will conceive a child. Then finally. I got the news I was pregnant with not just one child but two. My eyes filled with excitement, but at 9 weeks i lost one of the babies. I knew at this time I had to stay strong and not stress as I was still pregnant with one child. I later found out was a boy…my little A’yden..my little bundle of joy decided to enter this world 3 months early where we stayed in the hospital for 3.5 months with prayers and hope he survived now my little A’yden my bundle of joy will be 4 on Dec. 18 2020…I am a proud LGBTQ mother raising my son into a man”
“I made a pact with myself that if I was single or not married by the time I was 36, I would go the donor route. It has always been a dream of mine to become a mother, more than anything. I have a motherly, caregiving instinct and wanted to have a baby to take care of and love. In terms of conceiving, it was a long, difficult road for me. After 4 unsuccessful IUI’s, I decided to have an IVF. My first IVF ended up a “chemical pregnancy” which was very heartbreaking to me. It was as though someone snatched my happiness away from me. I did not give up my dream, though! I went on to have another IVF. I was elated and on cloud nine when I found out that I was pregnant! I now have a healthy, beautiful baby girl named Hannah Marie. I want to thank my donor for becoming a donor, she is just the perfect bundle of joy!”-AMH
“My dream in life was to have a child someday. With the assistance of Fairfax Cryobank, I was able to make this reality come true. After only two months of Artificial Insemination, I became pregnant. Nine months later, I had a happy, healthy little boy to love and cherish for the rest of my life.”-JW
“I want to thank Fairfax Cryobank, who has made an incredible difference in my life. I am now blessed with two children: boy/girl twins. I never thought I would be sitting here today as a mother of two toddlers. My life is wonderful. Thank you!”-ALP
“I became pregnant 10/25/05; I delivered my daughter on 06/01/06 at 34 weeks. I would like to thank all parties involved, especially my donor, for making this happen because my daughter is my miracle baby. I may try for baby number two when my donor’s sperm is available again.”-BC
“I’m a single mom living in Australia with my son, who is just about three years old. Having my son was made possible because of the generosity of the donor, the assistance of my doctors, and the professionalism of Fairfax. Four years ago when I decided that I wanted to be a mother on my own, my family, friends and I explored many options; finally, we decided that having my child with the help of a donor was my preferred path. In making this choice, it was very important for me to understand as much as possible about the donor, not only to assist me in choosing the “right one,” but also for my child and the future questions he might have about his biological father. The depth and breadth of information you have on your donors, from the childhood photo of our donor (which we have on our refrigerator), to his detailed family medical history, the decision to use Fairfax was easy. Thank you, to your staff, and to the donor who helped bring an amazing little boy into our lives. We cannot imagine our lives without him.”-TJU
Fairfax Cryobank Resources for Single Mothers by Choice
Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm bank resources single mothers by choice:
- Fairfax Family Forums: Connect with other single moms in the Fairfax Family Forums. Then once you’ve had your child, ask Client Services to add you to the private donor Forum group.
- Donor Selection Consultation: Helpful one-on-one consultation if you need extra assistance in finding the right donor. This service can be extremely helpful if there is not a partner to discuss possible choices.
- Photo Match Service: Match your donor’s appearance to a photo of someone, e.g. partner, family, friend, celebrity, etc.
- Single Mothers by Choice: Fairfax Cryobank is a proud sponsor of the Single Mothers By Choice group
- Creating A Family
- Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering
- A handbook for the growing number of women who have chosen single motherhood offers a helpful analysis of available options.
- Jane Mattes
- Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood
- This book provides concrete, informative answers to many questions.
- Rosanna Hertz
- Unsung Heros: Single Mothers and the American Dream
- This book is an important attempt to dispel the pervasive negative stereotypes of a single mother by presenting personal stories that defy these preconceived images.
- Ruth Sidel
- Going Solo: Single Mothers by Choice
- Jean Renvoize
- Do I Have a Daddy?: A Story about a Single-Parent Child
- Addressing single-parent families, this book helps kids (4-8yr old)with absent, deceased,
and unknown dads talk about and deal with this often difficult situation.
- Jeanne Warren Lindsay
- Addressing single-parent families, this book helps kids (4-8yr old)with absent, deceased,
Questions about the sperm bank process as a single mother?
Our friendly and knowledgeable Client Services team is here to help! We are available to walk you through the donor selection process and answer all of your questions along the way. Visit the Contact page to get in touch with our support team.