To the sperm donor I found online, thank you for the most amazing gift: My son (

‘Not even in the footnotes of the script of my life had I considered having to buy sperm in order to get pregnant. Fast-forward to 2016, and here I was, aged 37, fairy tale smashed to smithereens, scouring the internet for ways to become pregnant alone.’

A well written and entertaining look at the reality of choosing a (Danish) donor from a sperm bank and the challenges of navigating the decision-making process. This article is an extract from new book ‘Liv’s Alone - Amateur adventures in solo motherhood’ and includes the author’s moving letter to the donor she finally selected. There are links to other articles of interest throughout, and to the book for those who want to read more.

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