Single mother to be, the Bible and sperm
February 8, 2010 6:12 AM Subscribe
I am making plans to become a mother soon. Sperm donation keeps popping into mind but I am a single Christian. Can someone point me in the direction of a good sources of information from a Christian/biblical perspective for or against this.
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I am fine with the idea of becoming a single mother. I've always wanted to be a mom but it took me about a month or more to find information online that went along with this, that single women adopting is according to God's will with biblical references included and that it is okay to be single, a Christian and not looking in general.
I'm in a waiting period trying to build up funds, savings for adoption, work leave, etc but sperm donation keeps popping up due to how inexpensive it, its lack of medical intervention like IVF, the waiting time and that I would be able to use my own eggs. This is not required but it is a perk, so to speak, and due to current medical issues I would almost prefer the chance. I have my reasons against it as well but I don't want to flat out reject it without moral cause. I don't know if that makes sense.
I am wondering if this is ok and its just taking me time like it did to come across adoption as a godly thing or if this is not like I suspect and I just need more sources to keep me on path.
Biblical references, something more concrete would be more helpful then someone just saying don't do it or go for it. I'm not too sure where to look and I'm not sure if the fact that I am single makes sperm use different from a couple even though there are reproductive issues still involved. I've heard something of the sort and it just confused me more.
To add: I do know that adoption is very different from sperm donation so I am not comparing the two, just wondering if both are options for parenthood and if so then in what capacity.
Non-denominational Christianity is what I identify with if that helps any.