I took Avery to campus with me this week to pick up some paperwork for my taxes, and I bumped into an old roommate. We hadn't seen each other since before I married, although he knows my wife from when we were dating. He's a really cool guy and I always wished we'd been able… Continue reading A Community of Families
When it comes to blogging about complex emotions, I try to only share my own. I don't have a claim to anyone else's. But we had an experience on the weekend that is extremely relevant to the whole purpose behind this blog, and I'm going to try to write about it in a way that… Continue reading Avery meets her donor’s parents
It wasn't until my wife and I actually created our donor agreement (only a few days before meeting with our donor to hash it out) that the fear struck me -- our donor might not be OK with our stipulations and might back out, leaving us nearly back at square one with our baby making… Continue reading Known Donor Agreement Approved!
This is a scary topic for me. From my perspective (can't speak for my wife), the legalities are my biggest barrier to using a known donor. I want to make antiquated, heterosexist parentage laws and policies work for me without breaking the law. I want to outline some of what I have learned, because lists… Continue reading Known Sperm Donor Law in Canada
We have had some good discussion lately around our potential known donor. Before we sit down and go over all of our discussion items with the donor couple, we wanted to be sure the two of us were on the same page with everything. However, I have been struggling to come up with all the… Continue reading Known Donor Discussion Items…