The majority of these will be lesbian couples or single women, whereby receiving donated sperm is the only option of becoming a parent. Also infertile couples, where there is a male fertility problem, may also require donated sperm and may wish to choose a connection service such as Pride Angel so that they can meet the prospective donor. If you are a single woman who would like to meet a sperm donor who has little or no contact with the child, please register as a recipient. It is important to realise that the donor may be seen as the 'father' in the eyes of the law. It is recommended that legal advice is sought before undergoing any insemination. If you would prefer for the father to have more involvement in the child's upbringing then please register as a co-parent.
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A Guide to Finding a Free Sperm Donor
Finding the right sperm donor can be a long process. This can mean sifting through hundreds of possible donors until you find the right one. Luckily, there has been a recent surge of sperm donors, at least in the US. Many of these sperm donors are willing to help you start your family at no cost other than any travel expenses. For more information on known vs anonymous donors, check out our article comparing the two. Up until recently, choosing an anonymous sperm donor was pretty much your only choice. Although many people are now choosing known donors, anonymous donors are still a popular option.
Using a Sperm Donor to Get Pregnant
Using a sperm bank can quickly break the bank. That's why a growing number of women have turned to the underground, online world of free sperm donation. There are websites such as knowndonorregistry. Friday at 10 p. ET for more on the new online world of free sperm donation.
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. This is the latest article in a Global News investigation into fertility in Canada, and the emotional and financial impact infertility has on Canadians struggling to conceive. Cherie Cohen was 40 years old when she first tried to get pregnant naturally. But after four miscarriages in three years — each being more devastating than the last — she knew she had to explore other options.