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Husbands who each biologically fathered one twin share their amazing story

Husbands who each biologically fathered one twin share their amazing story

Graeme [left] and Simon with their kids | Photos: Used with permission of Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards

A married same-sex couple who each biologically fathered one half of a pair of twins say they are ‘overwhelmed’ by the response after they shared their story.

Husbands Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards recently welcomed the babies in London on an undisclosed date.

The twins’ names are Alexandra and Calder. Simon is the biological dad of the former, Graeme the latter.

The babies were born via Meg Stone, a surrogate the guys met in Canada, and an anonymous egg donor.

‘We’ve been quite overwhelmed by the response,’ Simon told Gay Star News after their story hit the headlines over the weekend.

‘There have been so many lovely comments. It’s been nice when complete strangers have taken the time to get in touch to wish us well.’

'There have been so many lovely comments' says Simon [left] | Photos: Courtesy of Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards
‘There have been so many lovely comments’ says Simon [left] | Photos: Used with permission of Simon and Graeme Berney-Edwards
‘Of course, we were aware that there would be those on social media that wouldn’t be so complimentary…’ he furthermore added.

‘But seeing the response from others who have defended what we have done has been amazing.’

‘Meg did an amazing job’

The husbands’ story was originally reported by The Mirror. Simon told the publication: ‘It is amazing that Graeme and I have been able to father one of our twins each.’

He furthermore commented: ‘Meg did an amazing job – and it meant she was actually pregnant by two men at the same time. It’s thanks to the wonder of IVF that we have been able to achieve our dream.’

He also added: ’Graeme and I have always wanted to have a family and now we have our lovely twins.’

The treatment – where two embryos are fertilized by different fathers – is not practised in the UK. So, the guys journeyed to Canada to find Meg.

They guys got married and went on their honeymoon in the North American country. Meanwhile, fertilization took place at a clinic in Las Vegas.

Meg furthermore commented: ‘Simon and Graeme are like brothers to me now. They call me the twins’ Tummy Mummy, which I love.

‘It was amazing being pregnant with embryos that they had both fathered. Science is an amazing thing.’

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