What do I do next?

by Rebekah5 » 17 Sep 2010

I'm confused as to what to do if and when I find a match on here for a sperm donor/co-parent. What are the legalities and where do I go? Im new to this idea and would really appreciate advice.

Thanks. Rx

by Tori2 » 26 Sep 2010

Hi Rebekah,

I am only speaking from personal experience here, so bare that in mind and I am in Australia, so things may be somewhat different in the UK.

First suggestion - be very sure what you are looking for. Email contacts and don't be afraid to ask the tough questions. To me ensuring that a sperm donor was in good medical health and was willing to sign a legal sperm donor agreement were most important.

Meet in person next and again, discuss EVERYTHING!

In Australia, unless there is a legal agreement, the donor father can have an ongoing contact with the child and the mother may insist on child support payments.

I feel lucky that I have found a sperm donor who is on exactly the same page as I am. We discussed everything prior to moving forward, we swapped medical information and we have a legal agreement in place.

If you want to chat further - email via my profile Tori2

hope this helps

T




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