The story of this family sounds almost imaginary. But this is exactly how it happened!
Kyle Gasson is 27 and lives in Doncaster, England. He has come out of the closet about his homosexuality. That's a bit like running the gantlet in the conservative region of England. But the problems have just started for the 27-year-old.
Kyle doesn't want anything more than to become a father. For years, he has known that he wants a child. But his hopes for adoption or surrogate motherhood are dashed by the authorities. The official excuse: his lifestyle does not appear grounded or dependable enough. Unbelievable, but true! But, Kyle has an idea and his own mother is to play a very important role in its fruition.
Anne-Marie was the last straw for Kyle to desperately clutch at. So he asks her to carry his baby for him to term. She didn't hesitate for a second and agreed. Anne-Marie let herself be impregnated by her son's inseminated donor embryo. No official could forbid him that!
And in July 2014 the time came: the little Miles is greeted with the light of the world and his father was the happiest human on earth. At least at first, for not all obstacles were overcome yet.
According to the law, Miles was not Kyle's son, but rather just his brother! Only his mother was granted custody.
What happened next was a long fight against windmills. Kyle was only able to apply to adopt his son after the doctors proved his fathership. At this point, the little baby was shortly the baby of both Kyle and his mother!
But, in March it was time: the adoption was recognized and custody was given to Kyle. Kyle was then the official father of his son. His words couldn't express the situation more perfectly:
"Finally! I have a son and I am so happy. For me it's now certain: whatever sexuality you are, as long as you take care of your kid and love it, everything is okay. Look at my Miles! Maybe the authorities can now see what is really important." One can't say it any better!
The judging looks are still little pricks for the family. But the more people who learn their story, the more people who will understand it.
So share this story with everyone that you know! For more tolerance and understanding in the world.