Man proudly announces his sister is having his baby, but it's not weird.

Man proudly announces his sister is having his baby, but it's not weird.
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Having a kid with your sibling is a pretty weird, socially frowned-upon thing to do except in a few scenarios. Like this one: Samuel Leighton-Dore, 24, is a gay man who plans to use IVF treatment, and some help from his sister's eggs, to have a kid who is a genetic combo of him and his partner.

"The only possible chance my partner and I have of waving our respective biological flags in our future kid's DNA is if my sister donates an egg for my partner's sperm," he writes in a post for parenting blog Mamamia. "No, she won't be carrying the baby—just offering up the bun for another yet-to-be-determined woman's oven."

He says he and his partner are not looking to start a family in the near future, but they're planning ahead. He already asked his sister, "while we were both a little drunk at a family function," he writes. And says she "squealed in delight at the prospect."

When you write an article about surrogacy/IVF and people go cray 😳💖

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The headline of the blog post is: "I’m going to have a baby with my sister, and we couldn’t be more excited." This might explain why people have "gone cray" over this story which, as it turns out, is not a twisted soap opera but instead a sweet story about a guy with a very nice sister. Oh, well.

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