Before Paris Rodgers decided to undertake the IVF route, she wasn't always so sure about children.
She wanted to be in a place of financial stability, absolute independence but most importantly she wanted it to be with the right person at the right moment.
For Max Jahufer though, he wanted kids for as long as he'd known Paris, and he wanted to share it all - the duties, difficulties, immense challenges, and innumerable victories of raising a family - with her.
When Paris turned 29, it was then that she decided she was ready to start a family.
"Meeting Max, getting older and seeing how important it was to him made me realise I don't want to go through life without having children," she explained.
"It was like a switch for me."
Only now, looking back at the age of 30, she wishes she had started her IVF journey sooner.
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The process of IVF is a difficult and emotionally charged one. For some couples, it can take multiple attempts before an egg carries successfully. In Paris and Max's case - their location and choosing which of them would carry their unborn child carried a major burden.
While the pair discussed who should be the one to carry, the decision was made clear it would be Paris when Max began his transition from female to male.
"I had to make the decision to freeze my eggs, and I was going to, but then I decided to start my transition so that was it for me," he explained.
From there, the couple decided Paris would be the carrier and the pair would also use her eggs.
"I will never have biological kids... I think about it all the time like how is this baby going to deal in a rainbow family, a parent who is trans and they've got a donor," Max shared before adding they'd looked thoroughly for the right donor so the baby would have a mix of both him and his fiancé.
He added: "They're not going to be a normal kid with a normal life in a normal family. I think about it every day."