Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I know families who have used them quite happily. It seems like the way to go if you can't find a known donor otherwise. In retrospect, I wish we had used them, but at the time when we were first ttc, dw especially was freaked about by the known donor thing. I just wanted to be pregnant and didn't press the issue. For pregnancy #2 and #3 we were able to use the same donor we used the first time, which for us took priority over being able to use a known donor (after the kids were born and attached to us, the idea of using a known donor seemed much less threatening and we wished that we could give our kids more than just a number and a list of favorite foods/etc.).
If you don't mind the rules (which I wouldn't) and the limited number of profiles, then I say go for it!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.