Mum Falls In Love With Anonymous Sperm Donor Who Fathered Her Daughter

04/11/2014 14:00 | Updated 20 May 2015

Mum falls in love with anonymous sperm donor who fathered her daughter

A mum has fallen in love with the anonymous sperm donor who fathered her daughter.

Aminah Hart, 42, from Australia, said she felt compelled to search for donor Scott Andersen after having her baby daughter.

She said she wanted her daughter Leila to meet her dad who had described himself as 'happy and healthy' on the donor clinic's forms.

Aminah had decided to use a sperm donor after tragically losing two sons due to a genetic disorder called x-linked myotubular myopathy, a condition that affects muscles used for movement and occurs almost exclusively in boys.

She told ABC News that she assumed she'd raise the baby as a single mother, explaining: "It takes the romance out of it a bit, doesn't it, when you decide to take on donor sperm to try and have a baby.

"It wasn't going to be a picture postcard, being single, but I was raised by an amazing single mother and she taught me that I could do it."

After giving birth to baby Leila, Aminah said she wanted to find the man who had described himself as 'happy and healthy' on the donor form.

Scott, a father of four, donated sperm because he thought it was the right thing to do.

He explained: "People give blood and all that. Why wouldn't you help someone?"

He agreed to leave his contact details available at the time of his donation, but didn't expect he'd hear from anyone for years.

He was surprised to get an email with pictures of Aminah and her daughter Leila, but agreed to meet them.

The two quickly agreed that Scott should be a part of Leila's life, but the growing relationship caused conflict between him and his partner, eventually leading to their break-up.

Not long afterwards, Aminah and Scott began a romantic relationship.

The two have now been together a year, and are both involved in Leila's life, as well as the lives of Scott's other four children.

Aminah said: "Having the donor child as the final sibling in the family is a very modern twist, isn't it?"

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