Waiting and thinking
I got the packet (which luckily included information for both male and female – I threw the male away.), filled it out, and sent it back. I got a call last week from the doctor’s office saying they could schedule our appointment. I scheduled it for their first available time: May 31st. They will now see if our insurance will cover it and let us know when they send an appointment reminder. If our insurance covers it we will pay to copay and go and get information. If the insurance won’t cover the appointment we plan to just order sperm and try it on our own for a few months. We’ll see what happens.
My main reason for writing today is that I just listened to an archived This American Life episode and the first story discussed the process of picking a sperm donor. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/183/the-missing-parents-bureau