When a co-worker of mine got pregnant with her husband, I had a bit of jealousy run through me. Having a baby and starting our family was something my love and I wanted for over a year before she actually got pregnant. This post gives some insight to the challenge of pregnancy for lesbian couples, and I wish this blogger and her significant other much luck in their journey.
As a lesbian couple, it takes a bit more work to have children than your average straight couple. The BIGGEST challenge being determining what route to go when selecting a donor (known vs. sperm bank) and narrowing that field down. When talking to straight friends about the process, many of them thought that selecting a donor sounded “fun”. My response was always that it WAS fun… for about 5 minutes. Selecting the other biological half of your future children is an all-consuming (and many times frustrating) process.
Many couples (we are no exception) spend months looking over profiles and pictures, hoping to find a donor who is a “perfect match”. They pour over the information hoping to be able to gather enough bits and pieces to form a picture of what these individuals may be like as people, and how compatible that is with their current family structure…
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