There are pros and cons when using someone you know as a sperm donor. I'll take the pros first. The pro is obviously you know so much more about them. You know their biological makeup, but you also know their personality and their drive and their level of intelligence, things along those lines. When you choose a donor, they give you that on paper, but I would say it's much more of a relief to know that that known donor is right there in front of you and you know what you're getting. I also feel like that known donor plays a part in your child's life at whatever level that they want, which is a wonderful thing as well. And that known donor gave you the opportunity to bring a child into this world, so that person's special to you obviously. The cons, the only con I really see is the legal aspect, but you work that out before you choose to get involved in this process together. You want to make sure that everyone's on the same page, everyone's pulling their weight, and everyone's in agreement to this process.