"My Sister And I Are Having A Baby"
Their decision hasn't come without criticism
By Livia Gamble
August 03 2016
An Australian man is having a baby with his sister.
Samuel Leighton-Dore, 24, is gay and wants to have biological children with his partner Bradley Tennant. The only way they can do this is with the help of Samuel’s sister Bronte Leighton-Dore.
"The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid's DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner's sperm," wrote Samuel in a blog post for Mamamia.
He adds, "Call me selfish, call me vain, call me gross – but I can't think of anything more spine-tinglingly spectacular than finding cheeky glimmers of my parents in the face and personality of my child."
Bronte won’t be carrying the baby, "just offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman's oven."
Samuel’s decision hasn’t come without criticism, with some ‘vehemently’ challenging his desire to have biological children, those who shove ‘adoption pamphlets down’ his throat and those who are concerned Bronte will one day regret her ‘so-called genetic sacrifice.’
But as Samuel says, "At the end of the day, there's no right or wrong way to bring a loved child into the world."