This woman had a baby with her gay best friend for $10, using a syringe and a plastic container

This woman had a baby with her gay best friend for $10, using a syringe and a plastic container

There are plenty of women out there with a strong maternal instinct, but who don't want to actually be in a relationship. The solution for these people often comes in the form of sperm banks and in-vitro fertilization. However, IVF treatment happens to be pretty damn expensive, and not everyone can afford such a luxury. However, in the wise, wise words of Jeff Goldblum: "Life finds a way."  Yes, this mom managed to circumvent the financial difficulties of IVF treatment with a homemade version of the treatment herself; which cost her a paltry eight pounds ($10)!

Kerry Allen and Ali Thomson were best friends, and the two of them wanted a child. The housemates lived together in Berwick-upon-Tweed in England, and had been close for a number of years. The problem was, as a gay man, Ali wasn't attracted to Kerry, and vice versa. However, the two of them did think of the other as an ideal parent. Thus, in 2017 they hatched a scheme to over a few glasses of wine to inseminate Kerry with Ali's semen; using an ordinary plastic container to catch the sperm and a syringe to inject them.

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Commenting on her insemination in a recent interview, Kerry stated: " I would never have thought it would cost us just £8 to bring us so much joy. Using just a cheap syringe from the internet and a plastic container from Morrisons, we have an amazing baby. People do ask me, ‘Don’t you just wish Ali was straight?’ But I don’t. Neither of us has ever had any sort of romantic feelings for each other and we wouldn’t have the relationship we have now if he was."

She added: "I’d always wanted to be a mum and felt the time was right. The only thing was, I wasn’t in a relationship and didn’t feel ready to be in one for a long time as I have been hurt before. Feeling broody, when I looked at Ali, I knew he would make a perfect dad. He was kind, funny and had said he would love to be a father one day too, so why not do it together? ... Sex was never an option for us. I don’t have the parts Ali likes, and neither of us sees each other that way. I did research on IVF but the process was shockingly expensive."

"He was the perfect partner to go through it all with. And as my bump started to show, people did think we were a couple and congratulated us on expecting. We never hid anything. We just smiled and explained we weren’t a couple, Ali was gay, but we were having a baby together ... I know Ali will find someone, and I hope he does. But they will have to accept that Lanah and I will always come first. And we’ll explain to Lanah when she is older that we don’t have the most traditional set-up, but Mummy and Daddy love her so very much."

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Sadly, Ali and Kerry first attempt resulted in a stillbirth, and their son Elijah died in the womb at 19 weeks. However, their second attempt was a success, and now the two of them have resolved to raise baby Lanah (now four months old) together. I think they'll make great parents, don't you?