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Tom Daley hits back at those who ask why he and Dustin chose surrogacy over adoption

Tom Daley hits back at those who ask why he and Dustin chose surrogacy over adoption

Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley

Tom Daley has hit out at people who ask he and husband Dustin Lance Black why they chose to have a baby via surrogacy over adoption.

In a new interview the Olympic diver points out that people ‘wouldn’t say that to a straight couple.’

Speaking to The Telegraph, Tom explained: ‘Lots of people say, “why don’t you adopt?”. You wouldn’t say that to a straight couple. You wouldn’t say: “Why do you deserve to have a biological kid?”‘

‘She becomes such a massive part of your life for those nine months’

The sports icon furthermore discussed he and Dustin’s relationship with the surrogate of their baby son, Robert Ray.

‘She becomes such a massive part of your life for those nine months,’ he said. ‘Some don’t want long-term relationships [with the parents]. We talk to ours all the time.’

On not wanting to find out who between he and Dustin is Robert Ray’s biological father, Tom meanwhile continued: ‘One thing we’re very strongly leaning towards is that we don’t want to know. He’s ours.’

Last month, it was reported that Tom was working with the BBC on a documentary about surrogacy.

News of Robert Ray’s birth broke earlier this summer, on 30 June. Tom and Dustin married in a lavish Devonshire ceremony on 6 May 2017.

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