Archive for 'Lesbian mothers project'

Jane & Joan

Jane & Joan

They met when Jane was pregnant with her first child, and they’ve been together over eight years. The sperm donor was Irwin, an old friend who is homosexual. Jane picked him because she “knew he would be a good father”.

Deb & Jess

Deb & Jess

They are registered as a de facto couple since 1997 and they celebrated it as though it were a wedding, with both families taking part.
Deb was artificially inseminated from a sperm bank, with sperm chosen from an unknown donor. Mateo (the son) will be able to find out the identity of the donor when he turns eighteen

Annemiek & Mirjam

Annemiek & Mirjam

Both biological mothers had two children from the same donor in a sperm bank, believing that it was important for the children to have blood ties.

Joke & Dalien

Joke & Dalien

They’re married and they’ve been together for over 20 years. After twelve years as a couple they decided to have children.

Silvia & Lyn

Silvia & Lyn

They’ve been together for more than fourteen years. The sperm donor is a Mexican folk dancer, like Silvia, the biological mother. The twins Che Alejandro and Liana, who are three, will be entitled to meet the “donor” when they turn eighteen. The children call Silvia “mom” and Lyn “mami”.

Montse & Vio

Montse & Vio

In 1999 they walked down the aisle of the Badalona City Council hall on the arms of their respective fathers to register as a “de facto couple”. Dani (9), Montse’s son from a previous marriage also participated in the ceremony.

Liz & Nancy

Liz & Nancy

Manhattan, NYC. (USA)
When she was nearing forty, Liz decided to have a child. She chose an “unknown” donor in a sperm bank.

Margot & Laura

Margot & Laura

Margot, Lena’s biological mum, is black. Her partner chose a sperm bank donor that was white, like her. This family comes up against double discrimination: homophobia and racism.

Gigi & Lori

Gigi & Lori

Gigi always new she was “different”, but she insisted on having heterosexual relations so that she “wouldn’t be” different any longer. That’s how she became pregnant with Shelley (10) when she was twenty.

Begoña & Susana

Begoña & Susana

Begoña and Susana have shared their house – and children – for almost four years; they’d been together for just under a year when I met them in the Basque Country, in 1999.


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