Impatient to be a father, Kyle Casson decided to seek out a surrogate to carry his child and his mum was there to help
A gay man has spoken of his joy after his mother gave birth to his child, following a surrogate pregnancy.
Anne-Marie Casson, 46, gave birth to baby boy, Miles, via C-section, after a donor egg was fertilised with the sperm of her 27-year-old son, Kyle.
Kyle, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire is believed to be the first single man in the UK to have a child through surrogacy, and also the first man to use his own mother as a surrogate host.
But after a High Court ruling, he can now become the child’s legal father, despite also legally being the youngster’s brother.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mrs Casson said: ‘When he first came to me and his dad, I thought ‘I could do it’. Some people, when they did find out, said “urgh”, but they don’t understand.
‘He is not biologically tied to me, other than he’s my grandson. I love being a parent and for Kyle to experience that, I would do that for him.’
Before Mrs Casson became the surrogate host, Kyle had been rejected by several surrogacy clinics, and turned to his mother as a last resort.
Kyle said: ‘I understand that not everyone will agree with it, but they can have their opinions. I have a son and I am very happy.
‘As long as people can provide a home, and they have the support, I don’t see why anyone should be denied the right to be a parent.
‘Regardless of sexuality, gender, as long as you can provide for the child, I don’t see what the problem is. I paid for it myself, it’s not taxpayers’ money, I own my own home, I am going back to work’.
He added that he would never hide the details of his son’s conception from him.
‘I am never going to lie to him. We will tell him at appropriate stages in his life, you have to be truthful, there is no other way’, he said.
‘He will also know that he is very much wanted.’
Delivering the landmark ruling earlier this week, Mrs Justice Theis said: ‘The arrangement the parties entered into is not one, as far as I am aware, that either this court or the clinic has previously encountered and although highly unusual, is entirely lawful under the relevant statutory provisions.
She added: ‘The papers show that for some considerable time he has wanted to be a father.
‘He waited until his circumstances were settled in terms of a job and home to enable him to provide the care a child would need’.
Although Kyle has said he is ‘very happy’, he admitted that he is aware that the case is highly controversial.
‘I understand that not everyone will agree with it, but they can have their opinions,’ he said.
‘I have a son and I am very happy.’
‘As long as people can provide a home, and they have the support, I don’t see why anyone should be denied the right to be a parent’