Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards wanted to create their dream family, and they were willing to spend more than $32,000 in pursuit of that goal. And thanks to IVF, they were finally able to achieve what they’d wanted for so long. But as soon as their children were born, they marked an exciting first for British medical science. That’s because as well as being twins, the babies were technically half-siblings.
Meanwhile, Graeme’s own words sum up the story he and his husband share on the family blog Twinning at Parenthood in 2019. He wrote, “Once upon a time two handsome princes met, fell in love and moved to the big city. They embraced the big city life and enjoyed meals and drinks out, concerts and, of course, many, many trips to see musical theater.”
“Although both thoroughly enjoyed this life, something appeared to be missing,” Graeme continued. “It seemed that the dream of parenthood, which both had thought they would never be able to enjoy, could now be possible.” Indeed, IVF treatment, and the generosity of others, could help them get the family they desired.