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My husband and I started trying to get pregnant when I was 29. After struggling with infertility for years and being told that my only option for having a child with at least a partial genetic link was egg donation, the last thing on my mind was "creating an ideal child"-- I just wanted A child. I now have two children through egg donation. While my husband and I certainly reviewed the donors available, we ultimately used the donor that our physician recommended because he believed she would give us the best chance of a successful pregnancy. We did not choose her based on her SAT score, her college or her hobbies. And we certainly paid less than $10,000 for her services.
I can't imagine having any other children than the ones that I had through egg donation. Especially now as my daughter is singing songs and dancing around the living room. And they are 100% my children. They will always know about the way they came into the world. And I will always be grateful for egg donation because it gave me the opportunity to be a mother and my husband the opportunity to be a biological father when it was otherwise impossible.
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