Woman Marries Sperm Donor
True romance can be very hard to find. While most people settle or give up along the way, others tend to find it when they aren’t looking, by pure coincidence, or in some of the most unlikely of places. For one London-born woman named Aminah Hart, her path to the love was put on hold while she opted for IVF treatments trying to get pregnant on her own. Her window to have kids was shortened by a genetic disorder she had called Myotubular Myopathy.
After already losing her first two sons to the disorder, IVF was Hart’s last option- not willing to risk losing another child. She visited a sperm bank, where she began reading through donor profiles.
After much consideration, Hart finally decided on an Australian cattle farmer, named Scott Andersen to be her donor. Once she chose her donor it wasn’t long before she became pregnant with a girl. Her daughter-to-be she named, Leila.
Something about the idea of Leila never getting to meet her biological father didn’t sit well with Hart. Even if her father wasn’t going to be around, she still wanted to give her the option of knowing who he was. So, she tracked down the donor, Scott Anderson, and requested to meet with him. Anderson agreed, and only four days after Leila’s first birthday, they all met each other for the very first time.
Anderson told the Telegraph, “It was surreal, I was looking at this little girl – she looks like my other kids and like me. Blonde hair, blue eyes. It was overwhelming at the start. It wasn’t really my daughter, but it was. At first, I didn’t know Aminah so I didn’t show much emotion.”
It wasn’t long before the trio fell in love with each other. What began as a last haul decision to visit a sperm bank turned into a burgeoning romance that not even Francine Rivers could have dreamt up.
“Neither of us expected it to happen,” Andersen continued in his interview. “I fell in love with Leila before I fell in love with Aminah! It was all odd at the start. But Leila’s beautiful. We arranged to meet once a month. Aminah and I became quite friendly and Leila started calling me daddy and coming to me all the time.”
If that didn’t seal the deal, “Aminah even wrote a book on the surreal experience, which was recently published by Amazon.”
Aminah and Scott solidified their love for one another in marriage this past year. She told ABC News “Maybe we’re rushing it. Who knows? We’ve both got a track record of marriages that have ended. But it just feels right – I feel very certain of that. None of this has been at all conventional. We certainly are a very modern family.”