I just posted Terri's story. Terri went through several miscarriages & was then told she was in premature menopause. They decided to go ahead with donor egg, conceived on the first cycle and had a baby. Shortly thereafter, she heard of a woman who'd gone for reflexology and acupuncture for high FSH and was able to conceive naturally. She tried it and it worked. She's now 18 weeks pregnant.
Jim also posted his story, in which they were told there was no chance for them to conceive using his sperm. They opted for a donor, gave birth to a child and then, miraculously, his wife found herself pregnant naturally.
I wonder what they tell the children in this situation. Will they say anything at all to the children or will it make the donor-conceived child feel 'different'? Maybe like being partly adopted? Will it make them feel like this was their parents' second choice? I know that there are many families in which the parents choose to have another child later on, when it's too late to have a biological child, and then opt for egg donation (usually, or sperm donation, after a vasectomy) - but in this case, it's different - it seems fairly obvious that the parents would not have chosen to use a donor had they known they could be successful without it. I'm too shy to ask, but I do wonder...
I welcome your thoughts.