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Single Parent Resources

February 25, 2015

Great resources for single parents. When Baby Makes Two: Single Mothers by Chance or by Choice by Jene Stoneisfer Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood by Jane Mattes 1994 – 272 pages  A handbook for the growing number of women who have chosen single motherhood offers a more…

Same Sex Couples Resources

February 17, 2015

Here are some great resources for same sex couples. The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Stephine Brill A Donor Insemination Guide: Written By and For Lesbian Women by Marie Mohler and Lacy Frazer King and King by Linda de Haan Asha’s Mums by Rosamund Elwin more…

Donor Insemination/ Assisted Reproduction

February 11, 2015

Here are some great resources that help navigate through donor insemination process and assisted reproduction.   How to Get Pregnant with the New Techonology by Sherman Shilber Building a Family with the Assistance of Donor Insemination by Ken Daniels Helping the Stork: The Choices and Challenges of Donor Insemination by Carol Frost Vercollone Having Your Baby by Donor more…

For Parents with Donor Conceived Children

February 3, 2015

Here are some great books to share with your children conceived with donor sperm. Nan’s Donut Dilemma by Mary E. Ryan Hope and Will Have a Baby Series by Irene Celcer The Pea That Was Me: a Single Mom’s Sperm Donation Story by Kimberly Kluger-Bell Before You Were Born: Our Wish for a Baby by Janice Grimes Why Don’t more…

Only you know what makes a donor special

January 28, 2015

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Staff SS For those looking for the ideal donor, it is about finding that special emotional connection. Once you filter the entire list on ‘must have’ criteria, the short list still offers many options that require further consideration. The process can take weeks. Perhaps the childhood photo provides that connection. Or more…

The Top 5 Tips for Picking Your Ideal Donor

January 23, 2015

If you are thinking ‘Where do I start?’, this eBook will help answer your questions about the donor selection process. Determine which donor category is right for you Recognize the importance of knowing your CMV status Create a list of required characteristics/traits Get to know your donor Utilize all resources to finalize your donor selection more…

Ready to use Donor Sperm? (Step 3)

December 22, 2014

3 Steps to Follow: #3 Purchase Donor Sperm If you would like to have more than one child, you can purchase more than you will need for your first attempts and store with Fairfax Cryobank. This ensures that you will have vials for future pregnancies even if we sell out of your donor choice. If you more…

Ready to use Donor Sperm? (Step 2)

December 15, 2014

3 Steps to Follow: #2 Select a physician who can manage your medical care Typically these are obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) or infertility specialists like Reproductive Endocrinologists (REs). Once you have selected a physician, you will meet with him/her to access your overall health issues involving a future pregnancy, the procedures that are best suited for your more…

Ready to use Donor Sperm? (Step 1)

December 8, 2014

3 Steps to Follow: #1 Choose your Donor Choosing the ideal sperm donor typically takes several weeks as you review all your options. Your physician may have some recommended sperm banks for you to consider. Sperm Banks are often called ‘Cryobanks’ because they store frozen (cryopreserved) specimens. Fairfax Cryobank has an online donor list you can more…

What is Fairfax FaceMatch™?

December 1, 2014

Fairfax FaceMatch™ uses the shape of facial features to find a resemblance between the photo you upload and the adult photos of our donors. Fairfax FaceMatch™ is based on technology that uses sophisticated mathematical formulas to compare two facial images. Once you select a photo from your hard drive and upload it into the system, Fairfax FaceMatch (TM) will compare more…