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.
We’ve heard stories from Mika and Catherine. Now Vanessa Gray shares her story about being a single mom with a donor baby.
Vanessa Gray had an artificial insemination and gave birth to her son Theo at age 42.
She had been single for a long time. She wanted a husband and children, but after turning 40, she realized that meeting someone in order to have a child wasn’t necessary: “I’d been single for five years. I had kind of given up on meeting anyone. I just decided, 'Sod it, I'm going to have a baby on my own.'”
In the last part of the Single Moms article, single mom Mika shared her story of having children on her own.
Today, single mom Catherine explains how she deals with having to wonderful donor children.
Catherine found out that she had limited eggs and because her relationships were not working out, she decided to go it alone.
After running some blood tests, Catherine Gaywood (37) found out that she only had a limited amount of eggs left. Time was short and after realizing that the expected “happy ever after” was not going to happen anytime soon, she decided to give IVF treatment a single try...
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.