A website providing wannabe lesbian mothers with sperm donors is to be launched in the UK next month.
Founders of the Man Not Included site said that it would avoid the obstacles that current same-sex couples come across in fertilisation processes by matching sperm donors to couples.
But opponents of the scheme have described the site as "revolting".
The online service will allow lesbians to choose the race, eye colour, height and weight of donors, and both recipient and donor need never meet.
Speaking to Reuters, Lynette Burrows, a member of the Family Education Trust, denounced the site for promoting "designer babies for alternative lifestyles".
"It's a wicked and selfish idea," she said. "They know they are subjecting the child to a lifetime of psychological difficulties starting with having two mothers - which they know is not possible - and no father and what their peers are going to say about that abnormal situation."
John Gonzalez, the site's founder, explained that it is all about choice.
The site takes sperm from outside the remit of the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
The service promises: "The fresh sample will either be forwarded to you immediately (will reach you within one hour) in a special sealed sperm container for home insemination, or we can arrange for the entire insemination process to take place at the clinic.
"We believe that the choice of how you inseminate is your own."
Initial registration costs £80, donor details search cost £25 per three donors, and an introduction to a donor costs £400, the site says.
The Health Ministry chose not to comment.
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