Still working over here on the veeeerrrry sloooooow process of getting my sister screened as a potential egg donor for us. She's getting some blood work done locally in the next few days and Will and I are slated to meet with a psychologist Monday to talk about what we (and my sister) should consider before moving forward.
We saw my sister this weekend and she is still cool as a cucumber about donating her eggs to us. Basically said she made the decision a few years ago before she approached us the first time and hasn't flinched or second guessed since then.
While we're on the topic of sister egg donation, I wanted to share a New York Times "Modern Love" column from 2010 that Mommacommaphd recommended.
I like some of the questions it poses about using a sister as a donor (in this essay, it's for her gay brother and his partner): "She was young and unattached. She wanted her own children but wasn’t ready. So was she prepared for someone else to have her child? And how would she explain this particular brand of baggage to a potential husband someday? Most of all, would she be satisfied always being Aunt Susie to this child and never, you know, the m-word?"
I wish I could follow this couple and find out how it all works out for them and their twins.
But just to read this slice of their life was really nice, and I recommend it for anyone considering using a relative as a donor. Made me feel like it's not a freakish choice but could actually be, well, just lovely.
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