Lachlan and Sebastian only know their father through a computer screen, through Skype chats and pictures. But now their mums are hoping to change that.
Brooke Creemers and her partner Joceyln have begun a GoFundMe campaig with the aim of taking their twin boys to Mexico to meet their biological father, face to face, for the very first time.
Their story is one of love and fortunate circumstance. After all, were it not for an incredible twist of fate and over-zealous email security settings, they would never have even known his identity.
The twins' mums, Brooke and Jocelyn. Image: GoFundMe.
The twins, now aged one, were conceived in November 2014 via reciprocal IVF while Brooke and Jocelyn were travelling overseas.
The Perth couple chose Mexico as the best country in which to have the procedure and donor number 6963 as the man to provide the sperm.
As they hopped from country to country in the lead up to the appointment, their Hotmail email account kept locking them out as a security precaution, which was making it difficult to stay in touch with the clinic's international patient coordinator. The solution: they added each other on Facebook.
It was that decision which would change their little boys' lives.
Sebastian (left) and Lachlan (right).
Written from the twins' point of view, the GoFundMe Page reads:
"In March 2015, Mum was flicking through her Facebook feed and a picture of the clinic coordinator came up in her feed. He was with a few friends in the picture and one caught her eye. She stopped and looked closer at the photo. She couldn't believe what she saw."