Teaser: Taking the Leap: How I Chose a Donor from a Sperm Bank

Episode 2 February 02, 2023 00:02:10
Teaser: Taking the Leap: How I Chose a Donor from a Sperm Bank
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Teaser: Taking the Leap: How I Chose a Donor from a Sperm Bank

Feb 02 2023 | 00:02:10

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Aisha Jenkins

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In this episode clip Aisha, a Single mother by choice discusses why she decided to use a donor from a commercial sperm bank and offers advice on how others can decide which sperm bank is best for them. To listen to the full episode when it premiers, sign up to the Start to Finish Motherhood mailing list. Sign up now if you want to be the first to find out about the launch date of the Start to Finish Motherhood podcast, join the mailing list: https://starttofinishmotherhood.ck.page

 

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I also wanted the severing of parental rights in place before I conceived a child. The commercial sperm banks will take care of all of the FDA testing that's required. STD testing. That's required the sperm quarantine that's required and will also have the donor sign, a binding contract that legally waives, all parental rights and responsibilities to children conceived using. Their sperm. So by signing this agreement, donors forfeit all responsibility as well as liability to a child conceived through their donations. For me, that was important as a Single Mother by Choice. I want it to make sure that I had iron clad indisputable rights to solely parent my child. To take my child out of the country. If I so choose to get my child's documentations all with a sole parents, name my name on the documentation for my conscience and to protect. Myself and my future offspring. These criteria and stipulations were important to me. That said, this is a deeply personal decision and some of you may choose to go with a known donor for your own reasons. A known donor is a person that you have laid eyes on. And you've met them, possibly. In-person. This is someone that you have not. had a previous relationship with, and you have agreed to accept sperm and they have agreed to deliver sperm to you. This agreement might come with a handshake. It might come with. A notarized document. It might come with a legal document. Whether or not these documents hold up in court is going to vary state by state. I would recommend taking a look at the legalities of accepting sperm from a stranger. Outside of the commercial sperm banking system. My recommendation would be to do your due diligence.

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