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Source: BBC

Mom Falls in Love With Her Anonymous Sperm Donor 12 Years Later


In the incredible case of Jessica Share and Aaron Long, the baby came not only before love and marriage, but even their first meeting. More than a decade earlier, the couple, who've been together now for over a year, were each living in the Midwest but were otherwise in two very different places: she was starting a family with her now ex-wife and he was a taxi driver looking to make extra some cash. 

Their lives became connected when Jessica selected Aaron, anonymously, to be the father of her first child, Alice. What unfolds 10 years later sounds like the plot of a convoluted romantic comedy, yet it's 100 percent real life for this unlikely family.

Back in 2005, Jessica and her ex each carried a child fathered by Aaron's sperm, but three years after Alice was born, their relationship ended, Jessica's ex-wife taking their youngest daughter (the one to whom she'd given birth) and severing all contact with her ex or their eldest daughter.

Fast forward 10 years, and Alice starts to get curious about her ancestry. Thanks to DNA kits like 23&Me, this is a curiosity all of us can indulge these days, and one of the first results that turned up in Alice's DNA relatives list was her father, Aaron Long.

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