Brother's Emotional Meeting With Sister's Surrogate Son

Caters_NewsPublished: September 27, 20172,696 views
Published: September 27, 2017

A kind-hearted mom-of-three was so horrified by the parenting struggles her gay brother and his partner were facing, she had a baby for them. Ashlee Mataele, 30, from Hinchinbrook, Sydney, Australia, decided to become a <a href="" target="_blank">surrogate</a> for her brother David and his partner of eight years, Brendan, when she saw the heartbreak they endured as they pursued their dream of becoming parents.

The 30-year-old younger brother already has three children from a previous relationship, however, the moment he met Brendan — he knew he wanted to have a child with him. Brendan had always wanted a child of his own as well. Of course, they were both completely shocked by her offer and they couldn’t have been more grateful for such a special gift.

With adoption and surrogacy proving difficult for same sex couples, both in Australia and overseas, Ashlee felt compelled to step in and offer to be their “oven." Using a donor egg and Brendan’s sperm, Ashlee fell pregnant on their first attempt and gave birth to Rylee McQuiggin earlier this year (June 4 2016).

Now Ashlee says she’s thrilled to have been able to give her brother’s the baby they longed for and has no issues with just being Rylee’s aunt.

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