We did some online research and attended an open evening at a clinic in the UK (which we didn't like). We had visited Copenhagen previously on holiday, and so when we learned about TFP Stork Fertility, we thought that we would pursue treatment in Denmark.
I think it had a positive impact on our relationship; having a baby was something that we both wanted, so it felt good to be able to go through the experience together. The inevitable ups and downs along the way made us closer.
We really liked the holistic approach offered by TFP Stork Fertility compared to similar clinics in the UK. We felt like although we could access fertility treatment in the UK as an 'alternative family', at TFP Stork Fertility we were treated as a family. The warmth of the staff and the lovely surroundings at TFP Stork Fertility were a big draw.
We love the surroundings at TFP Stork Fertility; it is a calm and peaceful environment with more than a touch of cocooning. We always feel at home there.
All of the staff we encountered were friendly, professional and kind. We felt like they really cared about us.
We didn't really share the information with our friends and family during treatment, as we felt it would increase the pressure on us. However, they were all really excited and supportive when I became pregnant.
My lovely wife, Faye.
We didn't meet anyone through TFP Stork Fertility, although I have friends in the UK who have a donor-conceived child.
Every time we came for insemination we were hopeful; however, experiencing a miscarriage and then starting to try to conceive again was very scary.
The process as a whole definitely made me eat healthier and exercise more; I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of conceiving.
We used an open donor; we wanted our son to have the option to contact his donor when he is older.
Try to enjoy the process rather than focussing on the result because, inevitably, there are good times and hard times. Having a baby has been such an adventure!