We have both had infertility issues leaving us unable to conceive. Ciska had to undergo a surgical procedure a few years ago making carrying a pregnancy full term very challenging and a serious health risk for her. So the donor egg route is now also closed to us.
We are an unmarried but firmly committed couple, living in London. Simon is British and Ciska is British/Dutch. We have been together for 11 years and have a stable and happy relationship. We live in London and have done for most of our lives. We also now plan to spend more time at our other home in Greece (where Ciska grew up and her parents still live). We both have large and close families and dearly wish to have the opportunity to share all of this with a child of our own.
We are an active, vibrant, open minded couple who embrace all aspects of life. We're both focussed and dedicated to everything we embark on in life, whilst also always aiming to remain free spirited, happy and thoughtful and loyal. We're both passionate about trying to make the most precious, beautiful aspect of existence, 'a family', become a reality that we might be able to experience. We would love to impart our values and share our lust for life, as well as share all we have worked for and built up in our lives with a child, or children in the future. Everything we have done in our lives so far was, in fact, done for just that reason. We have many godchildren with whom we are very closely involved and care for deeply. We are both from big families and have always taken an active part in family life. We love having other family members' children, nieces, nephews and our friends children involved in our lives. We really hope someone will notice our needs and perceive our dreams and feel comfortable in engaging with us in an aim to help us fulfill them. We would be most respectful, as well as quite fascinated, to embark on this extraordinarily unique, compelling, philanthropic journey, out of which it may be possible to create something as magnificent as a new life. Our primary aim would be to ensure this would be a happy experience and ultimately rewarding and gratifying for everyone concerned. We would, of course, be eternally grateful for the immense commitment and incalculable generosity of such a loving and altruistic gift such as this. Simon and Ciska x