Could You Help Infertile Women Just Like Me Become A Mother?

Long before I ever knew that I was infertile, there were two things I was pretty sure I wanted to do during my life, both of them stemmed from being inspired by my Aunt and Uncle and my two cousins. You see, my Aunt is infertile but sadly for her, she struggled with infertility during the 1970’s at a time when there was no medical treatment for the infertile. Their only option was to adopt and I was always so inspired by the creation of their family.

As a teenager and a young woman, the two things I always felt sure I wanted to do was to adopt a child (I naively assumed was unwanted) and donate my eggs to a couple struggling with infertility.

Oh, the irony is so not lost on me!

Fast forward about 20 years and here I am, approaching the big 40 (yikes), a mother through adoption, hoping to add to my family via another adoption and with such vrot eggs that even if I were 10 years younger, I couldn’t, on good conscience, ever put myself forward as an egg donor.

Granted, one part of my two part desire did come to fruition, I have adopted a child, I am a mother via adoption but the other part of that desire, the part where I get to do something altruistic for someone else, the part where I get to help someone else see their dream of parenthood realized via donor eggs, well, that part is not going to happen.

But then I realized I could still do something, no matter how small, towards that desire to be an egg donor and that is, I can encourage other women, who don’t have vrot eggs, to pursue donating their own, healthy eggs.

So if you have EVER thought about being an egg donor, or would like to find out more, please download this document: Help others by becoming an egg Donor For all the details on what’s involved and the basic requirements and remember, if you contact Nurture, to let them know that I referred you.

April 16, 2012
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6 Comments

  • Reply Gail

    I am actually busy with a donation through Nurture at the moment. So nice to be able to “pay it forward”.

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    April 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Melinda

    As a proud egg donor X 3, I totally support the idea. My only wish was that I knew the outcome. My FS did/would not tell me the outcome. Something in me needed to know whether the couple/couples I donated to were successful. It would have closed that chapter for me

    April 17, 2012 at 8:37 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    I wish that I could donate eggs, but sadly can’t.
    I do support the idea – such a good cause.

    April 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply To Love Bella

    I am the recipient of 2x donor egg cycles and believe you me, these ladies are right up there on the ‘angel’ scale with birth mommies. i love how you and Anita have promoted this! me – and many other IF couples – are extremely thankful to and for egg donors! (sperm donors too, I might add!) 🙂

    April 18, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Reply NickiD

    I’m excited, proud and honoured to say that I am in the process of becoming a donor! Applications completed and now in the interview phase 🙂

    April 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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