Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2010: A Baby in the Works
Ashley and I are both writing this post as a part of the “Blogging for LGBT Families Day 2010” which you can read more about at Mombian.
So, a baby in the works… Ashley and I have started considering our options for acquiring a child. I say acquiring because we have talked some about this in the past and never come to a definite solution about how we would go about having a family. More recently we have both expressed interest in having at least one child and having it in the not so distant future.
We have narrowed the options down to some sort of adoption or one of us (ahem, Mandi) having the baby. We by far prefer option two for financial, legal, and personal reasons. I, Mandi, do have an inclination towards going through the pregnancy and birth. (Don’t give me that look.) If we choose this option, we would most likely purchase from a sperm bank. We have looked at a few options and were very surprised at the ease of the selection process.
There are several things that we would want to get in order before we jump into motherhood, but want to get some advice on the subject now and do lots of research. We are open to any suggestions that you have for us!