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gay mums in South West?

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elfgypsy Sun 07-Aug-11 20:52:35

Hi, I am in Devon and have a lovely baby daughter concieved thru AI with a known donor, any other gay mums want to connect?

kandle Tue 09-Aug-11 19:19:24

Hi there,

We are a lesbian couple in Plymouth and have a 4 month old daughter also conceived via AI donor.

We'd love to get to know others to share stories and help with our daughter's identity and to know of other children in a similar situation to her. Feel free to private message.


elfgypsy Tue 09-Aug-11 21:15:25

Yay, fab, congratulations, I am in Totnes so not far away, let me know if you come up this way, maybe we can meet for a cuppa, I am trying to network for more gay mums in the area, we seem pretty thin on the ground but I am sure we will get more numerous since the laws changed in Nov 09 around CP's and adoption. i am mostly a single mum, my partner is only partially on board so my resources can get pretty thin otherwise i would offer to come down to Ply to visit, at the mo its not very realistic but I hope to get more support soon thru a childminder.

glad to hear from you,
hope you are sleeping ok,

kandle Mon 15-Aug-11 19:53:59

Hi there,

I sent you a private message a few days ago - hope you got it and speak soon.

Pandion Tue 11-Oct-11 14:27:10


My partner and I are hopeful future parents, we are looking to talk to people who have been through the process and have more of an idea what it is like to be gay parents in the South West. We recently moved down here so we are still trying to get a feel of the communities response to us and gauge whether or not this is a safe place to start a family. Any advice would be great.

elfgypsy Sat 15-Oct-11 13:43:09

hi yes i'd be happy to connect and share my story,you can email me if you like, i will send you a pm x

Shalom66 Wed 15-Feb-12 21:38:38

I am a gay mum of two teenage children, new to area. Is there any links
or advice you can give me on socialising and meeting new people. I do
not go outside the house since my partner left me last year and all my confidence went out the window when she left. I am
finding it so difficult and not sure what to do.
Anyone out there who meets for a coffee?

rainbowfamiliessouthwest Wed 04-Apr-12 16:00:07

Hi, there is Rainbow Families South West run mainly out of Exeter and surrounding areas, however, there are families further afield. We have regular get togethers. If you are interested contact us gmail xxxx

rainbowfamiliessouthwest Wed 04-Apr-12 16:06:38

Hi, there is Rainbow Families South West Group, you can contact us at, kind regards, xxxx

rainbowfamiliessouthwest Sun 22-Apr-12 11:01:33

Hi, thought you might be interested in Rainbow Families South West which is a social group for LGBT parents to get together. It is a very relaxed and friendly group. You can contact us via if you would like. Kind regards, Jeannette and Sarah-Jane

rainbowfamiliessouthwest Tue 12-Jun-12 16:49:42

Hi we r rainbow families south west which is a group for lgbt families. We meet the last Saturday of the the month. We r a very friendly welcoming group. Kind regards, jeannette

Tiggerbiggers Sat 15-Sep-12 08:43:48

Hi,are there any mums near Torquay as looking to make friend and social links. I have three young sons.

Tiggerbiggers Sat 15-Sep-12 08:44:29

Sorry the above message was from Dawn.

HeatherD1975 Mon 24-Sep-12 14:52:54

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Bluebel107 Sun 21-Oct-12 21:03:44


I'm in Taunton and have a gorgeous 5 month old son conceived by AI. My partner appears to not be on board so I am a single mum. Anybody want to chat? x

elfgypsy Thu 30-May-13 22:15:49

There is a group in torbay called rainbow families torbay and the rainbow families south west based in Exeter group who are very active

thanks for all your responses

goldenbeagz Wed 05-Jun-13 21:16:33

Hi we are hopefully soon to be mums, and would like to meet local same sex famlies. we are in Torquay smile

MazzyOwl Wed 19-Jun-13 14:03:07

Hi there,

Myself and my fiancée want to have a child. We found it all rather confusing and followed the common advice which was to see your GP, who sadly had no experience of dealing with a lesbian couple wishing to have children. However he said we would need to undergo the usual tests so a few blood tests and swabs later our GP said we would need to be referred to a fertility clinic and asked us to find one. After then calling our local clinics we realised how expensive it would be and sadly there is no way we can afford it!

We were hoping to be able to use a unknown donor and perform home insemination but this does not appear to be an option given from fertility clinics and same goes for the only sperm bank I could find details for (London). The only other route I can see is finding a known donor - either a friend or using a website like PrideAngel.

We are based in South Devon and I would be so grateful for any advice or any stories of how any of you went about this.

Thank you


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