“Our children have two moms”
Amber, 26, mother of two “I’ve been with my partner, Kirsty, since I was 15, and I always pushed for children. The deal was that I’d carry them and she would stay at home and raise them while I work. I had IVF with donor sperm and our twin boys were born eight months ago. I wrote a blog about it and the negative reactions were awful: people said we were selfish and that children deserve a father. After giving birth, I felt vulnerable and did briefly wonder if we were depriving the boys of a male parent. Now I just laugh at the comments. We live in a conservative suburb, but old ladies stop us in the street to say how lovely it is for the boys to have two moms. I’d like five kids, ideally. Then I’d like to be a surrogate. I just love being pregnant and giving birth.”
The new suits are as far removed from the ‘drab grey accountant’ spectrum as it’s possible to be.