Many of us were told by our parents that children were delivered by a stork from Paris. Well, this “white lie” is not so far from the truth nowadays. In the 21st century, children no longer come from Paris by stork. But they can be brought by courier from Denmark.
At least that's the case for more and more women around the world who decide to become mothers through a “semi-anonymous” donor from a Danish sperm bank.
In this post we explain what sperm banks are, how they work and where you can find them in Europe. But keep in mind that, although this is a perfectly valid option for finding a sperm donor, you don't have to go to such great lengths. At Copaping you can also find donors who meet your requirements.
What are sperm banks?
Sperm banks are centres where sperm donations are collected, frozen and stored. In Europe, you can find them in Denmark, home to the world's largest sperm bank.
What are the advantages of sperm banks?
Unlike in most European regions, where legislation requires that donations remain strictly anonymous, Danish sperm banks can provide certain information about the donor: his physical features, profession, education, hobbies, etc. You can even see photographs of the donors when they were young, so you can choose sperm “a la carte”. You are also guaranteed high-quality sperm, as donors have to undergo rigorous medical checks.
What's more, the whole process is done online from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is open an account and search for a sperm donor who matches your preferences.
Once you have chosen one, you can pay online and receive your sperm donation within a matter of days. Although a few years ago they used to send sperm to private homes, since 2018 Danish law only allows sperm to be sent to fertility clinics. It is therefore no longer possible to use this method for at-home insemination. Insemination must be performed at a clinic.
Who can use sperm banks?
These centres are popular with women who want to become single mothers, lesbian couples or straight couples with fertility problems.
For more information, visit the websites of sperm banks in Europe and ask them any questions you may have:
Sperm banks in Europe could be a promising option if you have decided to become a mother through artificial insemination, do not want a “blind” donor or have not found a sperm donor at Copaping who meets your requirements.
At Copaping we hope that, regardless of the path you decide to take, you will achieve your dream of becoming a mother.