My partner and I have been together since October 2000. We had our commitment ceremony in 2008 in the preparation of trying to start a family. In 2009 we decided to go down the path of seeking fertility. We looked into ways that we could have a baby. Lucky for us, we had friends who had a child and we could ask questions of them and how they did it. We decided to use an anonymous donor and this meant we had to go through a fertility clinic.
Using an anonymous donor meant that we would have autonomy on our child’s upbringing and we did not have factor in a known donor, their parents and family into anything. We also felt, that for us, this was the best pathway; our child would have 2 parents only. We do know that our child can get in contact with the sperm donor clinic to contact the donor if she wants to, once she is 18 years of age. Our donor was from overseas.
It took us awhile to fall pregnant, but in March 2011 our beautiful, clever, witty and amazing baby girl was born. We have been so happy and fulfilled since that moment! We hope to add more to our family one day.