FAQs

Pride Angel is one of the leading worldwide connection services for single, lesbian, gay and infertile couples. We are dedicated to matching sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents, along with providing information and advice on health screening, fertility law and your fertility options.

Pride Angel was founded in 2009 by founded by lesbian couple, Erika and Karen who with personal experience of donor conception and raising children within a lesbian relationship. They are committed to helping single, lesbian, gay and infertile couples become parents through donor conception and co-parenting. As scientists they also understand the importance of providing information about health screening, fertility law and your fertility options.

Pride angel is different to all other connection services. It is a professional, user friendly site, being the only worldwide website to offer donors and recipients the ability to complete an online health questionnaire and personality test. We also provide quality health screening advice for donors and recipients, fertility and pregnancy tests along with artificial insemination kits. Our unique message contact system allows users to contact donors or recipients through a safe internal mail system. 

Many individuals do not wish to use donor sperm from a sperm bank for many reasons, the main being that they wish to know more information about the donor, other than the colour of their eyes or hair. There are many other characteristics which are so important in choosing the ideal donor, such as their personality and their general health. 


The other reason many people are considering using known donors or co-parents through connection sites is because they want their child to know the identity of both parents. Some women would prefer their children to know of their father’s identity and even be involved in their lives. Research has proved that children tend to be more content knowing the truth about their biological parents from an early age. 

Many donor conceived children from sperm banks are now reaching age 18 and desperately wanting to know their biological fathers identity. Sometimes donor conceived children develop health problems related to their father’s genetic makeup, for example they pass down the genes which may make them more susceptible to certain diseases such as diabetes or cancer. Knowing this information can help with diagnosis and even preventative treatment. Therefore knowing the identity of a donor has many benefits for the child, through to when they become adults. Research has proved that children tend to be more content knowing the truth about their biological parents from an early age.

No, we do not personally find donors for you. Instead you are able to search through profiles to find your perfect match. In order to increase your chance of connecting with other members, we recommend that you fully complete your profile to include a photo and description about yourself. In addition the more frequently you log into Pride Angel the more you will be seen by other members.

No, Pride Angel is not a fertility clinic; it is purely a connection service. Once you have found your parenting match, you personally arrange the insemination using a HFEA regulated fertility clinic. If you are co-parenting you may choose to use home insemination using an artificial insemination kit after arranging all necessary health screening tests. If you require advice along your journey, please upgrade to premium membership whereby you may contact one of the Pride Angel team for support.

Pride Angel is a connection service which allows you to register for free as a sperm donor, egg donor, recipient (looking for sperm) or recipient (looking for eggs). Members are able to search profiles, then communicate through our internal messaging system. You may then make your own personal arrangements for meeting with other members who are willing to donate free of charge, however sperm donors may request reasonable expenses to be paid, such as travelling costs. Pride Angel does not check the validity of our donors, however we do screen our profiles daily, to ensure that members are being genuine. It is your responsibility to check all health screening has been completed and gain advice regarding fertility law. Arrangements may then be made to either take your donor along to a fertility clinic for treatment, or to perform home insemination. 

Please see our pages within the website on health screening, fertility law and artificial insemination for further details. 

Pride Angel is free to register and enables members to create a personal profile, as well as search and view full profiles of sperm donors and co-parents. Once you have found a suitable match you are able to communicate safely through our internal message system. Message credits are for users safety and can be purchased once you register and log in. 

Prices start at £30 for 20 message credits, £38 for 30 message credit, or £48 for 50 message credits. 

Alternatively why not upgrade to Premium membership, whereby you will receive 50 free monthly message credits, along with many more benefits.

All funds from message credits go directly back into the hosting and running of the Pride Angel website, to ensure this valuable service is continued.

Donors are not permitted to request payment for donations and should be donating for altruistic purposes only. However sperm donors may request ‘reasonable expenses’ for travel and loss of earnings. The maximum a donor can request for a course of donations either through a clinic or via home insemination in the UK is £350 or £35 per donation. 

Yes it is so important to meet the sperm donor and make sure all their details about themselves are correct. Meeting the donor also allows you to get to know a little about the person, ensuring that they are the type of person who is right for you. It is important to consider your personal safety when meeting with prospective sperm donors or co-parents. Initially meet in public areas and take a third person along. We do not permit anonymous donations on Pride Angel and do not advise that any of our users consider using shipped sperm unless it has been properly tested through a fertility clinic.

Before you will be able to login, you are first required to verify your email address. A verification email will be sent to you within 2 hours of registering. If you have not received it in your inbox, please check your 'spam' as occasionally emails may be directed there. Within your verification email please click on the 'link' or copy and paste the link into your browser. This will direct you to a screen, where you will be required to add your username and password to complete the registration process. If you have any further problems, or do not receive your verification email, please contact us. 

Simply click on the 'forgotten password' link on the Login page, this will ask for your email address. An email will be sent to you containing a link. Click on this link, and it will take you to a page whereby you will be able to re-enter a new password of your choice.

The Forum is only available for those registered as Families. This is to provide a private place for families to chat about their experiences and arrange meet ups.

If you are just wishing to view profiles at this stage without being contacted by other members, it is possible to make your profile 'private' by going to 'my profile' then 'profile visibility', then clicking on 'private'. This allows you the benefit of being able to search full profiles whilst not being actively visible. If however you wish to have your profile deleted completely, simply click on the 'delete' button at the bottom of your profile.