My wife and I are new to the Mothering Message Board. We are impressed and excited about reading all the news on here and TTC again. We are big fans of Joanne and Midwest Sperm Bank. Joanne is very sweet. We TTC in September of 2010 with Donor 330, unfortunately we did not conceive. We are preparing to try again and time everything to the tea this time. In September we TTC using at-home insemination and will use that method again this time around. I should ovulate later this month. Wish us luck :)
We did have a few questions that you all may have opinions, answers, and information about.
Question 1. Is there anyone using MSB now, currently pregnant using the at-home insemination method? If so what pointers would you give us in order to higher the chances of conceiving? Also what Donor has the highest sperm count so far from MSB?
Question 2. Is there any lesbian parents that has conceived and already have or will be signing the birth certificate at the hospital without a Second Parent Adoption process??? (This is a big question for us)
We did CONFIRM that a hospital in the State of New Jersey will let us sign the birth certificate together once the baby is born as long as we show proof of the Donor receipt. We are legally married (June 2010 in Connecticut) and currently reside in Missouri. We do not mind taking the trip to have the baby be born in New Jersey (since that is where my spouse is from) in order to be able to the sign birth certificate of our child TOGETHER, however we would like to see if there are any other places where this can happen that are closer to Missouri. We did a ton of research and found this information out about New Jersey so we understand it is something we have to ask around about in order to find new information. We would love to sign the birth certificate without any adoption process, afterall we paid enough to conceive and technically the baby would be ours.
I've typed enough. :) Please if anyone has any information on these questions please feel free to post the information and do not hesitiate to ask us any questions.
Thanks again Blowing Baby Dust to all....
Mia & Val