“Our chil­dren have two moms”

Glamour (South Africa) - - Life -

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.

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