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Couple search for their ‘dream’ sperm donor on Facebook

Joe Williams October 29, 2015

A couple have launched a search for a kind, intelligent man – who has absolutely no desire to be a father.

Ashleigh Habgood and Alley Williams have specific requirements for the kind of man who is to be the father of their child – and have taken to social media in a bid to find their perfect donor.

Ideally, the pair say they would prefer a donor who is not white – because they would “just love a mixed bub” – but he does have to be taller than them both.

They say they want a “cool dude”, but one that does not want to be a dad – although they would like him to attend birthday parties and other important occasions.

However, the pair are quick to highlight that the search criteria is partly tongue-in-cheek.

“OBVIOUSLY at the end of the day we just want a healthy baby who we can dote on forever,” Ashleigh writes at the bottom of the post.

“Boy, girl? Black, white? Short, tall? We don’t care. But hey… everyone else gets to choose their baby when they choose their partner.

“If I could smoosh Alley’s freckles and everlasting positivity with my extreme good looks, intelligence and undeniable modesty, then I would, but no matter how hard Alley and I run at each other, it just ain’t working. We’ve even stopped using protection!”

Explaining their reasons for taking to Facebook with their search, the pair explained their is a “serious sperm shortage” in New Zealand.

They are on the official sperm donor list – but said it can take 18 months to get to the top, with only a choice of three donors to choose from “if you’re lucky”.

The pair have received a huge amount of support on Facebook, with the post being shared by well-wishers – and potential fathers offering their services.

A recent study found that same-sex parents invest more into their children.

The study found that the difference is most pronounced in families with two mothers, where parents spend an average 40 per cent more time on child-centred activities.

Earlier this year, researchers from Cambridge University claimed it may be possible to make a baby using cells from two same-sex parents.

More: Facebook, family, lesbian, LGBT, New Zealand, same sex parents, sperm donor

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