Using a known sperm donor (like a friend or family member) is an option for couples or individuals looking to start a family through sperm donation. This approach can offer more control over the donor selection process, as you already have a personal relationship with the donor.
However, it’s important to remember that using a known sperm donor can raise legal, emotional, and practical considerations. For example, a legal contract between the donor and intended parents is required to clearly outline expectations and responsibilities. Additionally, using a known sperm donor may also impact the emotional dynamics of the donor relationship and can have long-term implications for everyone involved. A professional psychological evaluation of both the sperm donor and intended parents is required.
If you’re considering using a known sperm donor, it’s important to discuss the process and any potential challenges with your fertility specialist to determine if this option is right for you.