We are in west Ireland and we are looking to start a family. We have been talking about this for quite some time and we now feel it is the right time for us.
It is hard to find info and advice from people in a similar situation to us as I find that many women that have had children in a lesbian couple have had them from their previous hetro relationships.
I hope that in 2012 Ireland will do some amending and recognise the children in a gay relationship as equal to both parents. (This also extends to hetero couples who have used donor sperm/eggs who at the moment do not have these rights either)
I have found that a lot of lesbians tend to use a close gay male friends as their donor.
We would like to read about an honest-to-god lesbian couple in their late 20's/early 30's who want to start a family of their own, without a 'special uncle' but would rather an anonymous donor from an overseas bank and hope that in the next 12 months Ireland will recognise the children in a gay relationship (not that it will stop us either way!)
Any advice or info welcome on ...shopping for anonymous sperm online/through a clinic...Lesbian friendly fertility clinics in Ireland or do they care? Show them the money, right?!... Groups for young civil partnered soon to be parents... What should I feed a child with gay parents...