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After taking all aspects of choosing a “known donor” into consideration, Jessica and her partner chose not to go that route.
So, their next viable option was to go to a sperm bank to look for a donor. This way, they were able to find a donor that would perfectly suit all of their needs. Essentially, they would be able to handpick their child’s genes, which is pretty perfect when only one of you can be related biologically.
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As you can probably imagine, there are hundreds of thousands of sperm banks all over the United States, and each one has its good side, as well as its bad side.
Needless to say, they had a huge task on their hands. Finding a donor wasn’t going to be easy, but after a bit of searching and a lot of patience, they finally found the perfect bank.
Luckily, they were able to find a bank that would ship right to their home, but it also provided them with one other major benefit.
Every single donor was required to sign paperwork that legally bound them from attempting to get custody of any child born from their donation. The arrangement was exactly what Jessica and her partner had been looking for.
Finally, the couple had found the bank that they were going to work with, but now there was something even more difficult to figure out.
The big question was: which one of them was going to carry their first born child? After taking their everyday lives into account, they realized that the answer was obvious. Since Jessica was currently working on her doctoral thesis from home, and her partner was working full-time outside of the home, it only made sense for Jessica to carry the baby.
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Now, the hardest part of all: it was time to choose the donor that they would use to conceive their baby.
The bank that they were using had hundreds of donors to choose from, so they had to figure out how to narrow it down. They figured that since Jessica was going to be the biological mother, then they should choose a donor who had traits like her partner. Once they narrowed it down that way, their search quickly came to an end.
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