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BC Court determines frozen sperm is “common property” and must be divided between partners

A BC court ruled that a separated lesbian couple should divide between the two partners, the remaining 16 straws of donated sperm they had stored at a local fertility clinic. The couple had purchased the sperm during their relationship and used it for each of the women to have a baby, one in 2000, and […]

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My lesbian partner and I both want to become mothers using the same donor. How do we decide which donor characteristics are important – given our different ethnic backgrounds?

Written by our mental health expert Karen Kranz, Ph.D. Choosing the right donor can be a challenging process, especially if you and your partner have different ideas about what donor characteristics are important to you. See our section on third party information for more general information about using donor sperm. First, I’d suggest that you […]

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Two Moms with Lots of Love To Share

Lisa and I have been together for almost 11 years. We both knew that we wanted kids eventually, but we didn’t know how the logistics were going to work out. Initially we asked a gay friend if he’d consider donating his sperm to help us have a child, but when he broke up with his […]

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Becoming a Sole Support Mom By Choice

My name is Shelley and I am a single mom by choice. I spent the majority of my 20s travelling, dating, finishing my degree and deciding on a career. In my early and mid 30s I developed my business, which took a number of years. I didn’t start thinking about kids until my mid 30s […]

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