So I'm reading along in the book I got to educate myself about getting pregnant by egg donation and there's a section about who chooses egg donation. There is a very short, and I mean VERY short section about single women. It seems that the authors of this book believe that it would be unfair "for a child to be the product of two anonymous donations". What the fucking hell? I don't get mad very often but I became furious when I read that. Why does me being single make it unfair? Don't I have as much right to become a parent as anyone else out there? Is it my fault that my life turned out childless at the age of 38? Shall we talk about the children of poverty I work with everyday, who have drug addicts and felons for parents? Is THAT fair to the child? I am really regretting buying this book and handing my money over to these two closed minded fools. It's going in the trash. I am more determined than ever to bring a child into my life. I would be a fabulous mom with my own egg or someone else's. In your face, stupid authors.
Dad invited me over for Sunday dinner. He made sauerbraten, Mom made all the sides. Yummy. I was able to broach the subject of a donor egg with my dad. I was a little worried since he is very conservative. He said he "didn't see anything wrong with it" and it was sensible not to use my own "weak" eggs to avoid a "Mongoloid baby" or other birth defect. Dad is a little old fashioned about some things. I'm very grateful he's being supportive.