IVF for single parents

You don’t need to have a partner to start or grow your family. 

If you’re a single woman or man hoping to become a parent, or looking to have a sibling for your child or children, there are a number of treatments and procedures we can offer single parents at CARE.

How can CARE help?

For single women, there are a few options:

Using a sperm donor

Some patients come to CARE having already found a donor, but if you need help we have a huge list of donors that you can choose from.  Once you’ve told us what you’re looking for, we’ll match you with someone who fits your profile as closely as possible. 

Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

IUI is a simple procedure where we pass a sperm sample into the cervix for insemination.  

IVF for single women

If IUI doesn’t work, if you’d prefer to try IVF, or if you have any fertility problems that we’ll need to help you with, your fertility specialist might advise you to have IVF treatment.

Depending on your age and test results, we might also recommend additional tests or procedures such as pre-implantation genetic screening or CAREmaps.

While we most commonly treat single women looking to become parents, if you’re a single man hoping to become a father we’d be happy to talk more about how we can help. Contact your local clinic to find out more.

I didn't want my son to be an only child. I approached CARE and asked if I could go onto the sperm donor waiting list.

CARE patient

What should I do next?

Talk to CARE

If you think you might be interested in one of our treatments, or if you’d like to talk to someone at CARE about your options, there are lots of ways to get started:

  • Book in for a free 1-2-1
  • Book a consultation
  • Come to one of our clinic information events
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic.

Learn more about donor sperm

There’s lots of information on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority website about using donor sperm in treatment. You can also read more about using donor sperm at CARE.

Discover CARE

At CARE, we’ll do everything we can to support you – whoever you are, and wherever you are on your fertility treatment journey. To learn a bit more about what sets CARE apart, explore our website or read about what we stand for.

Join our forum

Introduce yourself on our bulletin board and chat to some of our other patients. It can be really comforting to talk to others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice for those new to treatment. 

Kate's IVF journey