Dawn Pieke ended a long term relationship at age 40 when her boyfriend cheated on her.
Her baby dream seemed to be dissolving as she didn’t like the idea of an anonymous sperm donor (she wanted dad in her baby’s life); and time was running out.
Then Dawn discovered a Facebook group set up to connect men and women who want to have children, but unlike dating sites, romantic love isn’t the name of the game.
Through Facebook, Dawn met Australian Fabian Blue, a gay man desperately keen to raise a child. He told Buzzfeed:
‘I literally woke up out of a dream and had this vision of a newborn child, like a mission. I get the benefits of marriage without the sexual-romantic destabilization. But how was I going to accomplish that, being an out gay man and not successful in my relationships with men?’ he added.
After exploring Co-ParentMatch [a website for people looking to co-parent], he found Ms Pieke on Facebook and the pair began speaking on Skype. Ms Pieke explained it was ‘even more intense than when you first start dating somebody,’ as they spoke about their spiritual beliefs, medical histories, families, and parenting values. It was one of those things that was meant to be.’
Fabian then decided to move to the U.S from Australia so the two co-parents could co-parent their daughter- Indigo Pieke-Blue who was born in October.