June 3rd, 2005


The Birdcage: revisited

A much dreaded assignment could actually fascinate me to say the least.

After securing an interview with Lee Matthews and Tony Wood (thanks to noosnomis), one of the first few gay parents who flew over to the States for IVF treatment almost 3 years ago, I went down yesterday to their quaint (undercover) little house that opens up to a swimming pool, designer furniture and a bouncing, screaming 2 and a half year son. I was dumbfounded I forgot what to ask. It didnt help that I drank tad little bit of red wine.

They didn't disclose whose sperm nor how much (but estimated US$75,000 per child), but their determination for a child should be admired. Imagine how a two month old puppy can kill me not to say one screaming little boy that throws pizza around the house. And guess what, another dotter's coming in 2 months time.

"I feel fulfilled, enchanted and enriched... We are all mortal and we all have to confront our mortality. In having a child, it's like having that light passing on, that you have your child to, when we are gone, he brings with him what we've taught in our lives."

Idealistic, selfless or selfish?

This debate will never end.

"push cat cat push!!"
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