3rd January 2014
My partner, Peter and I are a gay couple who used an egg donor and gestational carrier to have a baby. After some discussion, we decided that we would use Peter’s sperm given that he’s younger than I am. I thought that I would be fine with it, but now that our gestational carrier is pregnant, it all seems more real. Now I’m worried that once the baby is born, Peter and the baby will bond because they are genetically related, and I won’t because we don’t share any genes. Are my worries justified? What should I do?
Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist. You and Peter are building your family in a unique and creative way. You are both learning as you take each step along this path. It is normal that worries and concerns emerge as you proceed particularly given that Peter will be biologically related […]