At European Sperm Bank, we recommend being open and honest with your child, and to tell them about how they were created, so that it becomes a natural part of who they are.
But the final decision is yours.
How do you explain to the school and the other parents that your child was conceived with the help of a sperm donor? And how does your child deal with questions from classmates?
In collaboration with the Danish fertility clinic Stork Klinik, European Sperm Bank has published a pair of booklets with information on how the school, the class and the other parents may better understand and support donor children: One booklet for parents and one for teachers and others who work with children.
Many women decide to have children on their own. When Mika Bishop’s relationship ended, she decided to have a baby with the help from a sperm donor.
Mika Bishop (41) contacted a fertility clinic and participated in seminars about donor conception. “Throughout the process, I was realistic and prepared for it not working, but I knew I had to at least try, otherwise I would regret it”, she says.
Many women have babies on their own. Rikke Mønster from Copenhagen is one of them, and she shares her journey from getting the idea to giving birth with us right here.
"My name is Rikke. I am 42 and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It all started at a friend’s birthday party 6 years ago, when one of the other guests, whom I had known since the 5th grade suddenly said that she’d chosen to be a single mother and have a baby with the help of a sperm donor.
Without thinking, I heard myself say: “Me too!” This was in August of 2010 and by September 2011, I gave birth to my wonderful boy.