Desperate for a baby with his partner, Samuel knows the only hope he has is his sister.

Samuel would love a child with his partner Bradley Tennant. However, they know the only option to do this is with the help of Samuel’s sister Bronte Leighton-Dore.

Writing for Mamamia Samuel shares, “The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid’s DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner’s sperm.”

He added ‘’”Call me selfish, call me vain, call me gross – but I can’t think of anything more spine-tinglingly spectacular than finding cheeky glimmers of my parents in the face and personality of my child.”

Bronte won’t even be carrying the baby either; she will just be ‘’offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman’s oven.”

Naturally, their decision has not come without any criticism as people challenge their decision, including individuals who are throwing ‘’adoption pamphlets’’ down his throat as they think he will regret his ‘’so-called genetic sacrifice’’.

Samuel went on to say “At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong way to bring a loved child into the world.”

“Without devaluing those who choose to adopt or go down one of many alternative IVF pathways, I want a child who can see where he or she came from when they look up at their parents. And yeah, our family story might have a few extra narrative beats, a few extra laughs, and a few extra challenges.”

“But one thing’s for sure, when the time comes – it’ll always be told with unconditional love.”

Have you considered IVF for a family member or close friend?

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  • What a wonderful act of love.


  • Whatever makes them happy I guess.


  • I don’t see a problem with this idea. He wants to bring a child into this world that will be loved. If his sister is happy to donate her eggs for him then that’s a wonderful thing she is doing. Wishing them all the best.


  • If they’re all happy with it, I don’t see a problem.


  • I think she is a very special sister for offering to do this


  • Wow, what a generous offering from his sister. They will always have a truly special bond. I imagine a big of counselling though to fully explore it all.


  • i think it is really special when a family member can help another in a way like this. I have no problem with it.
    However i though his words were really crass ‘’offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman’s oven.” it made me cringe.


  • Sweet indeed this sister is willing to help her brother. And no, I haven’t considered IVF for a family member or close friend as none of them were struggling to conceive for themselves.


  • A purposely misleading sensationalistic title for an article about an act of kindness from one sibling to another.


  • Do hope everything works out for them. And it will be a genuine grandchild for the grandparents, too.


  • Very sweet of the sister to agree to this plan! :-)


  • I would do it in a heart beat for my brother – no question! Go for it guys, it is your business, and I wish you all the best


  • Talk about Catch Phrase Title!!!!! lol. I think this is sweet of the sister – it shows her love and acceptance of her brother and yes, It’s a great way of ‘keeping it in the family’ – trait speaking :p

    • forgot to add that I am super proud of the mum of these too, her attitude and acceptance is encouraging for our childrens’ futures :)


  • Lol wrong title!
    Good luck to them as long as a baby is loved how they got here shouldn’t be an issue!


  • Wishing you all the best for the future!


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