Testimonials

Created 3 babies

Created 3 babies

The site has been good and I have helped make 3 babies but that is enough.

David, Portsmouth - May 2021

What a journey!

What a journey!

I love Pride Angel and have met some wonderful people through it. I've been fortunate enough to provide two couples with a baby each and am working with a further two to make little bundles of joy.

Mark, - May 2021

Our donor has been incredible; thoughtful but not intrusive. We will be forever grateful 🌈

Our donor has been incredible; thoughtful but not intrusive. We will be forever grateful ๐ŸŒˆ

We were recommended Pride Angel by the lesbian community on Instagram. It had very mixed reviews and what felt like a stigma from some. As a married lesbian couple with no children we had no idea about my fertility. We did however have a great desire to have a child. We had discussed that we would only want one child but the genetic link was important to me, more so than my partner. 

We researched heavily for a number of years all the differing options. We decided IVF wasn’t for us in the first instance as I was concerned about any ‘unnecessary’ medication, if my body could get pregnant alone. We were also concerned about the finances, should we not get pregnant on the first, second, third try.. 

We signed up for Pride Angel but weren’t massively optimistic about the likelihood of finding someone and how that would plan out in reality. We also expected lots of creepy messages offering NI but thankfully didn’t experience this! 

We messaged with a potential donor and progressed to a telephone call but this just didn’t feel the right fit. We used the site sporadically after this and after 10 months started chatting with another potential donor. We chatted via Pride Angel for 7 weeks and then progressed to emails, texting and meting etc. 

Our donor was just the one for us! It felt right at the time and he had lots of the same characteristics as my partner! We decided to start trying with a practice cycle! This practice led to our beautiful baby girl born in 2020. 

We were clear in setting all our boundaries and intentions beforehand and this has been followed through post birth. Our donor has been incredible; thoughtful but not intrusive. We will be forever grateful ๐ŸŒˆ 

Anon, UK - Apr 2021

You have a created a wonderful website

You have a created a wonderful website

You have a created a wonderful website and I know this has provided life changing gifts to many of your users.

Mathew, London - Feb 2021

Our experience

Our experience

Me being a infertile male and my wife being totally fertilie, we went to Manchester fertility event (before covid shmovid) my wife was not keen on sites like this, but we met one of the owners at the event and decided to give the site a look over. 
 
My wife wanted me to take the lead and do the searching, we made the profile together and began, I'm not going to make out it was easy because along the way we did have a few unsavoury characters contact us, but as soon as reported to the owners they were dealt with. 
 
Eventually, we met our wonderful donor (Flynn - from Manchester who is still on pride angel and willing to help further people in search of a reliable and respectful donor) who was absolutely brilliant, respectful, happy to answer questions and has asked for absolutely NOTHING in this process, not even travel money, after around 4 - 5 attempts we eventually got our positive result! And our beautiful baby girl was born 2 days ago, absolutely perfect. 
 

Thank you to pride angel for the site, but, thank you more to the genuine donors out there happy to help others like us, especially our donor, who I will forever be grateful for what he did for our family

Riley and Michelle, - Nov 2020

One of the most rewarding things Iโ€™ve ever done.

One of the most rewarding things Iโ€™ve ever done.

Flicking through TV channels back in my early twenties, I stumbled upon a documentary about childless couples in the UK and the heartache so many go through to have a child of their own. This planted a seed in my mind and a desire to help in some way, and every now and then in the following years, I’d Google ways to donate but never went through with anything due to my studies, work commitments and the hurdles I expected along the way.

It was around six years ago that I stumbled upon Pride Angel and I immediately felt that this open, friendly website was an ideal place for me to explore this desire to help further. The beauty of Pride Angel for me as a new member back then was the way in which I could be explicit about exactly what I was hoping for - in my case, a small level of contact in order to be on hand should the child every grow up to wonder who I am.

I had lots of requests from people who wanting a donor with no contact, but this I didn’t feel was exactly right for me, and I met a few couples before deciding on the right one - a lesbian couple who lived around an hour away who shared an uncanny level of similar interests. I just knew they were the ones. I would advise that any prospective sperm recipient ensures donors have a full sexual health checkup, and with that out of the way, I began the simple process of donating.

To all of our surprise, it worked on the second attempt (or first one completed properly!) and I was overjoyed to see this very special couple begin the process of motherhood together. From my perspective, I felt that I had done what I’d set out to do and maintained a very positive relationship with the couple, overjoyed to see things develop during pregnancy before enjoying their child grow into the inquisitive charming individual they’ve since become, and I carried on with life, forgetting about the profile I’d set up which was sitting there silently in the background.

One day, however, I checked my emails and saw an email from Pride Angel informing me that I had unread messages, so logged back in to close down my account and to ensure I didn’t raise anyone else’s hopes. After checking through a few messages, and getting back to everyone to say I was done with the process but I’d be happy to chat if anyone wanted some advice on the process and issues that might need ironing out beforehand, a heterosexual couple responded and asked if I’d be happy to Skype with them. With nothing to lose and some helpful advice to impart, we chatted for a while and by the end of our conversation I just knew that it would be the right thing to do to help one more couple out.

They’d previously been through the heartbreaking process of failed IVF and I couldn’t help but think how easy it would be to help, and how much this beautiful couple could offer a child which they so deserved and yearned for. Following the same procedure as before, the process worked on the second attempt again and just as with the first donation, their beautiful child has brought a whole world of joy to them and their wider family.

In both cases, the birth mothers highlighted the contrast between this process and the clinical one and why this made more sense for them at this stage in their journeys. My profile has now closed down for good, and I feel my time as a donor for any other couples is over, but I have agreed to be on hand for further donations to either couple should they wish for more children with the same genetic match.

As a gay man, the process has been extremely fulfilling as I don’t have a desire for children of my own, but a little part of me likes to know that I’ve helped others to fulfil their dream which I get to share in now and then, if only through an occasional get together or a lifelong friendship and photos on social media or WhatsApp.

My advice to anyone thinking of donating is simple - get yourself checked out, decide upon the terms of your donation (contact, contracts, etc.), get a feel for the person or couple beforehand and then just go for it. Seeing two couples so happy, and two beautiful children thriving in a loving family unit is an absolute joy and my tiny offer of assistance has blossomed into one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.

Steve, Monmouthshire - Sep 2020

Would recommend to everyone

Would recommend to everyone

Brilliant site have helped a few people would recommend to everyone

Ryan, Cheshire, UK - Sep 2020

A special bond and will forever be grateful to this site for helping us meet and experience the most precious gift of love and family and life

A special bond and will forever be grateful to this site for helping us meet and experience the most precious gift of love and family and life

I loved this site and have met and helped the most amazing people create families. We all still have a special bond and will forever be grateful to this site for helping us meet and experience the most precious gift of love and family and life. If I were younger, I would most certainly do another egg donation. It has been a life changing honour.

Jo Ann, Hampshire, UK - Aug 2020

Thanks for being there when I needed you Pride Angel

Thanks for being there when I needed you Pride Angel

It felt really good that Pride Angel was there when I needed some guidance on how processes should be undertaken, how best to 'vet' people and just to get a general feel for how things should be done properly. I did Find my donor outside of Pride Angel and have a beautiful 2 year old, but I want to Thank you Pride Angel for being there when I needed you

Tam, Cardiff, UK - Jun 2020

I am now Pregant

I am now Pregant

Thank you so much! I really appreciate this system.

Aiko, Japan - Jun 2020