I'm 28, about to turn 29. I was in the Navy for 9 years, and have been a civilian contractor making decent money for most of the time since I got out. I am single. I have been single, for the most part, since I was 21. I've dated girls for a few months at a time, but never anything serious, and nothing recent. So, while I like the thought of having kids someday, there aren't really any prospects in the offing. Or should I say, weren't. There's a girl I work with, I've known her about a year and a half. She's also a member of the investment company myself and some other friends from work started. She's a lesbian who's been with her partner for about five years, and they want a baby. They asked me to donate (via cup, not gonna be able to cross off "fuck a lesbian" from my list quite yet). I would not be directly involved with the raising of the child, they would be the parents. No child support would be asked of me (and that would be put in writing first). As we know each other in both a professional and personal capacity, in any inevitable early interactions I would be referred to as "Uncle Ian" or something like that. I'd receive updates like pictures and such down the road if they move away. And after puberty, or thereabouts, if the child wants to know who their real Dad is, they will be told, at which point it would be between myself and the kid to find our way through it. I've thought about it, and given a tentative yes. My Dad had a wildly negative reaction, along the lines of "You don't really know this person that you think is your friend, and this could ruin any chance you have for a real family later..." My Mom said that she would be sad to not have any interaction with her grandchild, but understood why I felt it was the right thing to do. My best friend said it sounded like an awesome thing to be able to do for someone. Focus: I know we don't have an advice board, but what's your take on my situation? Are there ramifications I have completely overlooked? There are things that I've thought about but didn't put here for brevity's sake. Alt-Focus: What's the strangest favor you've ever been asked?