Wanted 'cool dude for a dad who has no interest in raising a child' - lesbian couple search for their 'dream' sperm donor on Facebook
Ashleigh Habgood and Alley Williams are looking for an intelligent man with a kind heart - and no desire to be a dad
A same sex couple are looking for a sperm donor, so they can start a family.
Ashleigh Habgood and Alley Williams from Auckland, New Zealand, have specific requirements for the kind of man who is to be the father of their child, and have taken to Facebook to find their perfect donor.
He has to be a "cool dude" who is taller than them, doesn't want to be a dad but is willing to be present at birthdays and other important occasions, with a clear medical history.
They would prefer it if their donor was not white, because they would "just love a mixed bub".
However, the post is mostly tongue-in-cheek. They wrote at the bottom: "OBVIOUSLY at the end of the day we just want a healthy baby who we can dote on forever.
"Boy, girl? Black, white? Short, tall? We don't care. But hey... Everyone else gets to choose their baby when they choose their partner.
"If I could smoosh Alley's freckles and everlasting positivity with my extreme good looks, intelligence and undeniable modesty, then I would, but no matter how hard Alley and I run at each other, it just ain't working. We've even stopped using protection!"
The two said they had chosen to advertise on Facebook as there is a 'serious sperm shortage' in New Zealand.
They said while they are on the sperm donor list, it takes 18 months to get to the top and once you're there, there is only a choice of three donors to choose from "if you're lucky".
The pair said the donor will not have any rights to the child, and the procedure will be conducted by a doctor.
Interested? They said: "Have you got the Spermfactor?
"Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any SERIOUS questions."
The post has been shared widely on Facebook by well-wishers, and people offering their services.