Throughout this time, however, Jessica and her wife never saw an actual photo of their donor, nor did they want to. Jessica’s wife actually told BBC Stories in January 2019 that she’d never wanted her children to get in contact with Aaron, let alone meet him. For the couple, then, he was just a donor and nothing more.
The pair subsequently raised their two daughters, who are biologically half-sisters, for three years – and then they suddenly split. The decision, it seems, took Jessica completely by surprise. “There had been no conflict in our family, so I was shocked and heartbroken,” she told the BBC.