I no longer update this blog. There is another here.
We are a lesbian couple who started out living in Bangkok. We are Thai/ British and in our mid 30s. Ths blog is about our decision to become mothers and our journey on the way there. We are now mothers of healthy twin girls (born 21.12.12), and left Thailand on a long winded and unfairly challenging journey. We wanted to move to the UK where I am from) but were prevented by the overtly stringent Spouse Visa Rules. However, happily this led to our move to Prague in the Czech Republic – a city which has welcomed us with open arms and will always hold a special spot in my heart now.
There were two reasons for writing this blog; (1) to offer support, and receive it from other women in similar situations, having trouble with conception; (2) to comment on our specific situation: We are in a fairly unique position. In London, lesbians are having children all over the place and have been doing so for years. But in Bangkok…? In Prague? I do still have some contacts in Thailand, but they are dwindling, and my usefulness in this area is dwindling. Sadly, all I can reliably state is what is no longer allowed…
There are a lot of Tom-dee Thai-Thai couples who are helping one another with one woman’s (usually the Dee’s) children from a previous relationship (they do not have the option as Thai citizens to create their own children!). In my former workplace there was another AI baby between two mums (Farang-Farang parents), and a lot of mixed Thai Farang hetero relationships with children. We were the first couple I know of in BKK to be gay, Thai Farang AND planning an AI baby. Others in a similar situation to ours might find this blog interesting and formerly, useful 😦 .
At least we spread the message that it was possible in this lovely but deeply conservative society, and may be again.
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