We are breeding at an alarming rate. Yes, gays and lesbians across the world are having babies by the handful. This leads me to think about where this trend has emerged from and I think I have figured it out.
Twenty years ago homosexuals were hiding in straight marriages and to keep their cover they had kids. Now that most of us are loud, proud and out of the closet we no longer hide in marriages but still would like to expand our existence with a child. And I say congratulations on the addition to your family.
There are a number of organisations that can help you with your journey such as Rainbow Babies. I am waiting for the day when a comprehensive booklet comes out outlining both parents’ and donors’ rights and what to expect.
Then what I want to see is DPD. What is it you ask? Well, it is Dance Party Day-care. You can drop your child off and both of you get a Chupa Chup.
Judging by how many gay couples are having kids, DPD would be a nice franchise business. Dance party ticket sales would surely increase, as the parents wouldn’t have to stress about finding a babysitter.
When I have my own kids they are going to be baby drags. Extreme, you say? Never. I think we should show kids all their options and not lock them into specific roles determined by society.
And now with the law reforms right on our doorstep I’m sure more homosexual couples will be breeding. The downside is that the sperm donor laws are slowly changing and donors can no longer donate anonymously.
This means that when the child turns 18 they have access to the donor’s information. So any lesbian couples out there that were thinking about rocking up to the sperm bank, sorry, it is closed. You are only able to use a known donor. Friends of mine recently paid a visit to a fertility clinic and were given this info.
So for a lot of couples the only option is to find someone you know to donate sperm. You may think this would be easy but how many guys out there are willing to donate sperm?
This situation is hard for everyone. The possibilities and complications are endless. Maybe the donor wants to have an active role in the child’s life and the mother doesn’t want that or even the reverse.
I would like to personally thank every donor who has donated to lesbian couples for the brave decision they have made because at the end of the day life has been created and that is the biggest gift of all.