Great resources for single parents.
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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 Insemination: A Complete Resource Guide by Elizabeth Noble
|Getting Pregnant When You Thought You Couldn’t by Helane S. Rosenberg and Yakov Epstein
|Conceptions and Misconceptions: The Informed Consumer’s Guide Through the Maze of in Vitro Fertilization & Assisted Reproduction Techniques by Arthur L. Wiscot and David R. Meldrum
|Assisted Reproduction: The Complete Guide to Having a Baby with the Help of a Third Party by Thersa Erikson and Maryann Lathus
|Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional & Ethical Considerations by Susna Cooper and Ellen Sarasohnsohn Glazer
|Buying Dad: One Woman’s Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor by Harlyn Aizley
|Behind Closed Doors: Moving Beyond Secrecy and Shame by Kirk Maxey
|Cryo Kid: Drawing a New Map by Corine Copnick
|How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? by Jeanne Twenge
|Where Did I Come From?’ Donor Eggs, Sperm and a Surrogate by Anndee Hochman
|Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman’s Quest to Become a Motherby Peggy Orenstein
|Building Your Family Through Egg Donation: What You Will Want to Know About the Emotional Effects by Joyce S. Friedeman and Celeste H. Friedeman
|Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer
|Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families by Diane Ehrensaft
|Surrogacy and Embryo, Sperm, & Egg Donation: What Were You Thinking?: Considering IVF & Third-Party Reproduction by Theresa M. Erickson
Here are some great books to share with your children conceived with donor sperm.
Cryogenic Laboraties, Inc (CLI) was established in 1971 and is known as the first private sperm bank in the country.
With a long history of quality, CLI adheres to the strict guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) governing reproductive tissue banks. FDA requirements for the donation of human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/P’s) as specified in 21 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 1271, went into effect on May 25, 2005. Cryogenic Laboratories Inc. has been registered with the FDA since January 2004.
CLI is one of the few sperm banks fully accredited by the prestigious American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), which is a national organization dedicated to improving and promoting safety, quality and availability of donated human tissue.
CLI is also licensed and inspected by the states of MD, CA, and NY. This laboratory also obtains CLIA certification provided by the Department of Health and Human Services. All laboratory technicians must pass American Board of Bioanalysis (AAB) proficiency testing for clinical laboratory professionals.
CLI remains committed to providing a high quality product that exceeds regulatory standards.
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
Check out our website for a Free eBook ‘The Top 5 Tips for Picking Your Ideal Donor’ now.
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 Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc. This ensures that you will have vials for future pregnancies even if we sell out of your donor choice. If you store with us, there are buy back options for vials you do not use.
CLI will work with you and the clinic to arrange shipping to the clinic so that the donor sperm is there when you are ready for your insemination. Alternatively, we can also facilitate home delivery with a Physician authorization. If you prefer home delivery and home insemination, it is important to understand the relevant parentage laws in your home state.
Let us know if we can help you!
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 reproductive needs, and the timing of any attempts using Donor Insemination (DI).
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. Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc has an online donor list
you can search and sort with your preferences. There are also personalized services that make the selection process easier that you can access by phone, email or chat.
Donors have detailed family and personal medical histories for your review. They undergo extensive screening
including thorough medical examinations and testing for genetic diseases and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. The FDA regulates the donor screening process and all sperm banks must comply and pass regular inspections. Testing standards between sperm banks differ, as some do more than the FDA requires so you may want to investigate this before choosing a sperm bank. We accept less than 1% of those who apply to become donors as we have exceptionally high standards for semen quality, healthy family and medical history and infectious and genetic disease testing.
For the donors that make it through the screening process, extensive donor information is available online. Not only can you select a donor based on physical characteristics and ethnic background, you can to listen to audio interviews, look at childhood and adult photographs, read personality profiles and essays, and even learn what our staff thinks of the donors they work with every day. Personal profiles include education, talents and many other unique aspects of the donor. Medical histories review health issues for the donor and his extended family. Donors who have been available for at least six months often have a history of a proven pregnancy.