Why Pride Angel

Pride Angel was founded in 2009 by Erika and Karen, to help you find your own private donor or co-parent. In addition to providing you with the fertility support, health screening and legal advice needed.

As professional scientists with personal experience of donor conception and raising children within a lesbian relationship. Erika and Karen are committed to helping single, lesbian, gay and infertile couples become parents through donor conception and co-parenting. Pride Angel is dedicated to matching sperm donors, egg donors and co-parents worldwide.


Erika graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, going onto gain valuable experience within a Public Health Laboratory. Following this Erika went on to specialise within the area of Medical Microbiology encompassing infectious disease testing. Erika is keen to implement change, feeling passionate about improving the services available for single, gay, lesbian and infertile couples to achieve parenthood. Erika and Karen now have a 3 year old daughter togther conceived with a donor found through Pride Angel.


Karen graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, gaining experience within the pharmaceutical quality control industry before deciding to specialise in Medical Microbiology, where she has gained over 22 years experience within infectious disease screening. Karen has personal experience of conceiving her 20 year old daughter using donor insemination with a known donor and understands the difficulties and dilemmas involved. She is also a trained foster carer and fostered for over seven years.

Last updated 29.11.20


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