TEN years after conceiving a child together, they finally met.
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When the Perth woman, originally from Scotland, and her former husband were trying to have a baby, they needed the help of a sperm donor. Their child, Jennifer, was born 10 years ago but the marriage ended when Jennifer was just a few months old.
Ms Bell started dating. Fascinated by the psychology of sperm donation, she asked the men she met if they had made such a gift.
"I was fascinated at what would drive somebody to donate eggs or sperm," she said. Then she met the man on the internet. And she asked him: had he ever been a sperm donor? He said yes.
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We were really hoping that the story would have ended with the woman falling in love with the sperm donor. Not even Hollywood could have dreamed up a scenario like that, unless that traveled back to the 1990s and get Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, and Nia Long to make a sequel to a little hit film called Made In America. It sounds to us that the mother was really, really hoping that she would find the daughter’s father. And is that such a crime? Would it have been a crime for him to be a rugged fireman with a house full of boys that just wanted a daughter? Thanks for nothing, Sidney Morning Herald; you set us up for “happily ever after” and gave us “and some other stuff happened and eventually everyone dies.”