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I have both suffered from infertility and been an egg donor at the same time through a "split donor IVF" program. Without the opportunity to donate half of my eggs during my own IVF cycle, I don't know that we would have been able to afford the high costs of IVF to have a child of our own. Being able to have both couples share some of the costs made it more affordable for us as well as our donor couple. The only part of the process that I was disappointed about was that at my particular clinic there was never an option to indicate that I would be happy and willing to have any child that was a result of my donation contact me if they ever chose to do so. I respect the anonymous process and that some couples are most comfortable with that (and may never choose to tell their child), but just being able to voice my willingness to be available at some point in the future to a child who wishes to meet his or her biological mother would have been a nice option.
posted 3 years ago
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