"You don't want to be a dad. You just want to be a cool dude that helped us out"
A same sex couple has taken to Facebook in a bid to find a sperm donor. Ashleigh Habgood and Alley Williams of New Zealand posted a status on Sunday expressing their desire to start a family.
The couple, who were married in January this year, wrote a lengthy Facebook status that detailed their 'dream' sperm donor who they said must be intelligent with 'a kind heart' and no desire to be a dad.
"You don't want to be a dad. You just want to be a cool dude that helped us out," they wrote in the post, which is visible to the public.
"We are keen to find a donor with the same core values as us, and someone who is interested in being present (even if just on birthdays) in the baby's life.
You have a clear medical history. Ideally no diabetes, heart conditions or other genetic conditions. You are taller than us. Not hard, but we're already stunted enough.
They went on to say their ideal donor would not have HIV and would be 45 years or younger to avoid any risk of 'autism, schizophrenia and dwarfism".
They also included a list of 'optional extras' and 'dream world extras' for their sperm donor, that included: 'You are not white. We're not racist, just would love a mixed bub'.
Other 'dream' qualities included being an All Black, an amazing lover and a sperm donor who owned their own kids clothing label 'that can kit out our bub 24/7'.
"Obviously at the end of the day we just want a healthy baby who we can dote on forever," they said.
The couple said they chose to advertise on Facebook as there is a 'serious sperm shortage' in New Zealand.
They said while they are on the sperm donor list, it takes 18 months to get to the top and once you're there, there is only a choice of three donors to choose from 'if you're lucky'.
'We are also looking into adoption but would love to give birth to our own chidlet as well,' they wrote.
Ashleigh and Alley have been best friends since they were 15 years old.
They own a business together and are looking to conceive in 2017 'at the earliest'.
They finished the post by detailing the legalities of being sperm donor. 'If we don't know you, we will be doing this insemination through a doctor,' they said.
'This means that you are legally "the sperm donor" and NOT "the father".'
Source: Daily mail.co.uk