I saw from one of your posts on the over 40s board that you mentioned you liked your donor's personality (perhaps even more than your own ) I am wanting (if I pursue DE) to be able to know a donor....or get to know them before the process. Could you let me know which donor agency you used that gave you that opportunity ?
much appreciate any info!
We used an anonymous clinic donor so I have never met her in person. But I love what she wrote about herself in her donor application at the clinic. It was all written in her own handwriting. Her answers were all very sweet and sincere. She wrote about her personality as both a child and as an adult. Along with her pictures as a little girl she just seemed perfect to me. Like I just wanted to take her home as a little girl. I also talked with the donor liason at my clinic and she confirmed her personality as she met her in person for the initial donor screening.
There are agencies though where you can meet the donors personally if that is what you want. Agency donors also state whether they are interested in establishing a relationship with either you or the child. Agencies are just more expensive though and we trusted our clinic for screening good donors so we went that route instead. You can ask your clinic if they recommend any particular agencies. Mine recommended several to me just in case I couldn't find a donor within the clinic's choices.
I wish you luck!