While speaking in Australia’s Parliament against initiatives to legalize gay “marriage,” Millie Fontana, a donor-conceived child of lesbian parents, said it is a “misconception” that all children reared by gays are “stable and happy,” and added there was not a moment in her childhood she “did not crave that male stability and that father in my life.”
…at age 11, she finally met her father, it was “one of the happiest days of my life,” she said, because she saw her “heritage” and her “other family” — uncles, aunts, grandparents.
“The truth is that growing up with two mothers forced me to be confused about who I was and where I fit in the scheme of the world,” said Fontana, then 23 years old. “And it became increasingly obvious as soon as I hit school. You would see every other child embracing who they are on mother’s or father’s day. They would be rejoicing and celebrating with their parents and family members.”
“And there I was sitting back and wondering what is wrong with me, and why don’t I have that connection with my father?” she said.