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If you’ve reached a point in your life where you really want to have a child but haven’t been able to in the conventional way then it could be time to look for a co-parent. Co-parenting is very different to choosing to have a baby with a sperm donor as you’ve making the conscious decision to bring another individual permanently into your life. Although they are not involved with you sexually in any way, they share your desire to parent a child.

Finding a Co-Parent

Finding a co-parent isn’t the most straightforward process which means it can take some time. It’s important you spend time dedicated to finding the right co-parent as they will be in your life for the rest of time. The role of the co-parenting match is to find the perfect partner for you who will fit in with the way you want to raise your child and has the characteristics you deem important for your potential child’s upbringing. The benefits of using a co-parenting match include:

  1. Utilising the expert skills who has made many successful matches in the past
  2. Rather than trawling through hundreds of profiles you can give the co-parenting match your details and they’ll screen to find your ideal matches
  3. Protection against anyone who isn’t in it for the same gain as you and may be threatening or dangerous

Statistics from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority suggests that over 800 babies born in Britain each year are born through donated sperm and this figure includes those born via co-parenting, where disclosed legally. Some co-parents live separate lives whilst others do choose to move in together for the benefit of the child – these are some of the things you need to keep in mind when working out who your perfect co-parenting match may be. Giving all your details to a match will really help.