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Lesbian couple's plea: “We need sperm!”

Thu 29 Oct 2015 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

An Auckland lesbian couple have taken to social media to crowd source sperm, looking for a potential donor with “Spermfactor.” Alley Williams and Ashleigh Habgood have posted a slightly humorous but serious public Facebook status asking for potential sperm donors to come forward and help them to have a baby. The recently married couple say there is a “serious sperm shortage in this country” and although they are on a waiting list for sperm it will take them 18 months before they are offered a choice between three donors The couple aged 28 and 29, who have known each other since the age of 15 posted; “So… Alley and I have been tossing up whether to put this on Facebook and there will be many (including a part of myself) who cringe at this but hey... we advertise on FB for everything else so why not a sperm donor. That's right. We need sperm!” Their list of sperm donor requirements include “a kind heart” and a clear medical history. Optional extras include creativity and that “You are not white.” they say, “We’re not racist, just would love a mixed bub.” “We have so much pent up cluckiness that needs to be released but.... WE NEED YOU!” they plead. The couple say they are not looking to conceive until 2017.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 29th October 2015 - 11:21am

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