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Friday, 25 March 2016

Photos: The incredible love story of a woman who tracked down her anonymous sperm donor & they end up getting married

After giving birth to her daughter Leila by an anonymous sperm donor, Aminah Hart set out to track him down. She found him, she fell in love with him and in December 2015, they got married. That's not all. Aminah and Scotts Andersen's incredible love story has now been turned into a book called How I Met Your Father and is also set to be made into a film...

At the age of 42, Aminah decided to go through IVF using an anonymous donor, after she tragically lost her two young sons Marlon and Louis (at just 14 weeks and 14 months respectively), due to a genetic disorder called x-linked myotubular myopathy.

She was ‘relieved’ and delighted when she gave birth to baby girl Leila on August 14, 2012, but, as she herself had grown up without a father, she decided she wanted Leila’s dad to play a part in her life. So, she set about tracking him down.
Luckily, Scott had told the fertility clinic that he was willing to meet a child born from his sperm. On August 18, 2013, a year after their daughter was born, Aminah and Scott met for the first time in Melbourne.


"It was much easier than I’d anticipated. I was nervous … I was walking in to meet a complete stranger and I had his genetic child in my arms," Aminah says.
There was an instant spark and, over the following months, the two gradually fell in love.

In December 2015, they exchanged vows in a ceremony on the beach in front of 130 of their closest friends and family in Sorrento, Victoria.

"It was utterly spectacular overlooking the sea, but it was blowing an absolute gale," Aminah recalls.

Their daughter Leila was a flower girl, although she initially wasn’t that fussed. ‘She wasn’t interested at first and kept saying "you can’t marry my mum" but she ended up getting caught up in it all and was the most divine little flower girl,’ mum explained.

For advertising executive Aminah, it was a day to cherish after years of struggling to overcome the death of her two young sons. She had travelled to London in her twenties to find her father Tony, only to learn he’d died a couple of years before. She stayed in London for many years, marrying and having a son, Marlon, who sadly died at just 14-weeks-old as the result of a congenital disorder.

Returning to Melbourne after the end of her marriage Aminah had another baby boy, Louis, who tragically died of the same congenital disorder at 14 months. At 42, she bravely decided to give motherhood one last try. Little did she know that an anonymous sperm donor would eventually give her both the large family (Scott also has three boys and a girl) and the happiness she was searching for.

"It really felt like the beginning of something incredibly beautiful. You could see the happiness and pure elation in the room. The band knew how to work and audience and got everyone on to the dance floor – even Scott who is not one to dance" Aminah described her wedding day- even Scot who is not one to dance."

Source: MetroUK

43 comments:

ify said...

Awwwww so lovely

STERN said...

FUNNY BUT GOOD FOR YOU.

Memenaija said...

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ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ummmm...quite nice.imagine how many other kids he has out there. This sperm donor thing is a disaster in d making. Incest will occur n result in kids having deformities

Anonymous said...

She wants more of his babies. The child is beautiful- Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Ummmm...quite nice.imagine how many other kids he has out there. This sperm donor thing is a disaster in d making. Incest will occur n result in kids having deformities

Anonymous said...

She wants more of his babies. The child is beautiful- Newyorker ( Linda let's get married )

Chizzy Liz said...

********************Completely dumbfounded !!!!!!!!!! Asin ogbi !!!!

RareSpecie Z said...

Quite romantic and touching.
Still not a fan of all these Retarded ish though.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Woooooow! Truly amazing. Linda take note!

ROYALTY said...

Wonderful story. Can this happen here in Nigeria?

Pretty face said...

Wao

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

She was determined to never give up


...merited happiness

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

She looks so ecstatic from the pics. Life for some will be a very big happy ending

anthony dolapo said...

When there is life,there is hope. Lesson: never give up, man propose,God dispose. So touching!

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Waoh, interesting

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmm ok seen

warri mercyjohnson said...

Wow
I so love their love story

Richie Rich said...

Children are always umbilical cord that unifies families both in good and bad times.
Since he waived his anonymity just imagine then if other women he fathered their kids decide to track him down.

Anonymous said...

Hmm....Instagram....@just_j_shoes

bukky said...

Nice one

Anonymous said...

This is one of the good stories. Most donors don't want anything to do with the recipients. Did that beauty Queen in your country buy sperms? The twins are gorgeous though.

Yetty k said...

That s a good story

cynthia kama said...

Wow that's so cool.




Okbye.

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Interesting story that would culminate into. The world has become so bored with strings of repeating old stories that they've set an artificial part to create new kind of stories. Both the devil and our father God in heaven himself would definitely be stunned at what the people he left in this planet are turning the world into.

Nnenne George said...

Wow!... She was determined. Good for her

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Iyoha Ebehi said...

Aww... soo sweet n romantic.... lol... dnt send me joor I'm a hopeless romantic

Demmy said...

Beautiful love story. God cont to keep n bless dem.

golda awosika said...

Ohw, quite a story.





#*Karlishah*

eluka ijeoma said...

Wow thank God for them.linda please post my comment

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Good for her.

blinkbaby said...

Nice one...

blinkbaby said...

Nice one

chyyy said...

What a story, I ll love to watch the film

Anonymous said...

Looks like she had an egg donor too. The baby looks nothing like her. wise decision considering her genetic issues. Maybe that's why she felt like tracking down the sperm donor, so her daughter will have at least one genetic parent closeby. Just thinking...

udeze obumneme said...

How she met her father's sperm and later her father

Mayberry said...

Stern,now i know u don't ve common sense,tell me wat is funny in dis story if not true luv.

chommy said...

Aww, soo swt. Linda observe!

Joyce .A. Ojokojo said...

Incredible story.....good ending for the kid too.

Richard Afon Yinkå said...

Make my own come find me sharply😂



#reeshahr

Oluwa Bukola said...

Clown.




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Oluwa Bukola said...

My thoughts exactly.




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