They often say that love works in unusual ways. What could that really mean? Sometimes, it seems as though things are simply meant to be as we’re in the right place at the right time to meet our forever partner. Other times it could be something incredible that brings two people together. It can usually feel as though love has a way of making things work out alright in the end, even though everything else could feel as though it’s falling apart. Love often means different things to different people. However, one woman knew that her feelings were too strong to ignore.
This woman met her boyfriend a decade after giving birth to his daughter. They might share a child, but it looked as though their relationship would take years before they both realized that they were simply meant to be. Sure, love has pulled off some incredible moments over the years, but it looked as though this story was about to change everyone’s lives forever. All they had to do was wait until their moment was right.
Starting a family
Jessica Share wanted to start a family. However, things were a little trickier than she first imagined, and she was left looking for a way to make her dreams come true. Little did Jessica know that her adventure to have children would eventually lead her to meet her boyfriend a decade after giving birth to his daughter.
Things might have been against them in the past, but now it seemed as though everything was coming together.
Looking for options
It wasn’t long after Jessica and her girlfriend started to date that they both realized one thing: both of them wanted to start a family. They dreamed of having children and wanted to do anything to make their family a reality. The women wondered about using a donor they knew.
Unfortunately, Jessica learned from a legal course that their child would be handed to the man if the biological mother passed away. This meant their family could be split even further if the worst were to happen. They needed to find another way to welcome a child into the world.
Finding a match
Thankfully, Jessica and her girlfriend soon tied the knot and decided that a sperm bank was the way to make their dreams come true. They read through many donors, but there as one that stood out to them both. He was a writer and musician.
The women instantly fell for the man on the page even though they knew little about him. Jessica and her wife would often fantasize about his life. They decided Jessica would carry the baby as she was working at home. Alice was later born in 2005. The women both fell for their daughter and knew they wanted another.
Alice was everything both of them had ever wanted, so the couple decided to use the same donor for their second baby. Jessica’s wife would carry their new addition, but the two children would still be biologically related. The pair welcomed their second daughter to the world just 18 months after Alice was born.
They soon noticed that both girls shared many similarities and looked just like sisters. However, things were about to change. Alice was three and their other daughter was only one when Jessica’s wife announced that she wanted a divorce. It seemed entirely out of the blue.
A sudden split
Although Jessica had no idea what happened, she continued to care for their daughters five days a week for the next few years. That was until Alice turned 10 years old. Her ex-wife proceeded to block Alice’s number and wanted nothing more to do with her other daughter.
To top it off, she headed on vacation with their other daughter and never returned. Alice and Jessica haven’t seen her since. It looked as though this was just the beginning for this family as Alice longed for her sister. The need to know what happened eventually led Alice to wonder more about the rest of her family.
Alice asked her grandparents for a testing kit for her Christmas present when she was 11 years old. The results were in. Jessica opened the envelope and read the words she knew would be coming their way. “Aaron Long: 50% Father.” That wasn’t all.
The results also listed Bryce Gallo as Alice’s half-brother. It wasn’t long before both Jessica and Alice wanted to know more about these mysterious figures and decided to uncover who they were.
Tracking him down
Jessica soon tracked Aaron down on a professional social media site. She read through all the information she could find and used this to track him down on other social media sites, too. Jessica decided the best way to find out more was to message Aaron directly.
Jessica used a testing site to explain that she had two daughters from Aaron’s sample. Now, she wanted to know if Aaron would like any more information about his daughters.
Plenty of donations
It turned out that Aaron first donated sperm back in 1994. He had been paid $40 a donation as part of a research program, and it looked as though this was the perfect way to make a little bit of money at the time. Aaron continued to donate to the center a couple of times a week for the next year.
However, that all came to an end. It looked as though that was the end of the story.
Searching for others
Although Aaron often thought about the children he may have in the world, there was never a way to track them down. That was until the dawn of the internet. Now, he registered to a site for anyone who had used the service in case they wanted to meet one another.
Aaron had never had to give away many of his personal details and didn’t even know if his children would be looking for him.
A growing list
Thankfully, Aaron was more than happy to receive Jessica’s message and soon sent a 50-page essay about his life history, including all of his interest and hobbies. Aaron also explained that he had been in contact with two of his other biological children through the site as Bryce had introduced him to Madi.
Plus, Bryce noted that he knew of six of Aaron’s children. This meant that Alice and her sister would be siblings number seven and eight.
Bryce and Madi both made plans to travel to Seattle to meet Aaron for a couple of weeks in the summer. Aaron told Jessica about their ideas, and she soon decided to take Alice along for the time, too.
This would be the perfect chance for all of the siblings to meet one another. However, none of the group had any idea that this moment was about to change their lives in more than one way.
A grand event
Aaron decided the best way to welcome everyone to the city was to throw a Meet My Kids party. He invited Bryce, Madi, and Alice along for the event as well as many of his other friends and ex-partners from over the years.
Aaron planned to throw a huge party of the roof of his co-op before heading on a road trip across Oregon. Jessica was soon amazed at how Aaron was able to let anyone back into his life.
Plenty in common
The three kids decided to play a “nature or nurture” game with one another to see how much they really had in common. It turned out they shared many of the same traits and thoughts. Aaron was upset that no one else slept with a pillow between their legs, but did discover that none of the group were religious.
Plus, the three children shared many of the same other beliefs as well as a host of personality traits.
The party soon came to an end, but Bryce and Madi wanted to continue being a part of Alice’s life. They both mailed her gifts and often met up with their younger sister. Although Jessica was now dating another man named Aaron, she couldn’t help but wonder how different their lives could be.
After all, donor Aaron was the father of her child. Could this be the world’s strange way of bringing the pair together?
Jessica and Aaron had immediately hit it off. In fact, Aaron confessed they both embraced each other in a long hug the first time they ever met. It was almost as though they had known each other their entire lives. They both felt instantly comfortable with one another.
It was during one of their walks through the neighborhood that the pair stopped in a cemetery. This was the perfect place to talk about the importance of testing kit.
Sharing his feelings
Aaron knew that Jessica was dating another man named Aaron. However, he couldn’t hide his feelings any longer. Aaron joked that there must have been a mixup at the “Bureau of Boyfriends” as he felt as though it should have been him that was dating Jessica this whole time.
Thankfully, it appeared as though Jessica felt the same way as she had been experiencing many of the same thoughts. Everything was about to change for them both.
Falling all over again
Jessica knew that things were a little unconventional compared to the way that many couples met one another, but she couldn’t help the way that she felt. She soon called things off with her partner. After all, she was attracted to donor Aaron.
Jessica was once again falling for the traits that she fell for on the donor form. Plus, she now felt that Aaron marched to the beat of his own drum – and she loved it.
Kicked to the curb
Bryce and Madi continued to spend time with their new half-sister, but their adventures were about to have disastrous consequences. Bryce climbed up onto the roof of Jessica’s house to rescue a lost toy. Sadly, this was enough to get them kicked out of their home.
They had nowhere to stay. Thankfully, Aaron had a plan, he invited Jessica and Alice to stay in his co-op while they both got their lives back on track.
A permanent change
Although it was meant to be a temporary solution, it wasn’t long before Jessica decided that she loved their new living arrangements and wanted to move in permanently. Alice was reluctant at first. After all, this was never the life she had imagined when she asked for the testing kit.
However, she soon came around to the idea. Jessica and Alice officially moved into their new home in Summer 2017. This was the start of the next chapter.
More to the pack
Madi had also fallen for her new dad and was intrigued by what Seattle had to offer. It wasn’t long before she decided to move in with the group and joined them the following spring. As if that wasn’t enough, another of Aaron’s biological daughters lived just one hour away and was the same age as Jessica’s youngest child.
The group started a Girl Scout troop as a way to get to know one another.
Both Jessica and Aaron hope that Bryce will eventually join his other half-siblings in the co-op. However, it seems as though he is happier visiting for now. Jessica admits that she feels like a mom to all of the other half-siblings and cares for them as if they were her own.
They might have all lived very separate lives for the majority of their lives, but one party was about to bring them together as a brand new family.
A growing family
As if that wasn’t enough, Aaron’s mom has also since moved into the co-op and has bought her cat named Bill along, too. This inspired Jessica and Alice to get a kitten of their own. Thankfully, living so close to one another means that their relationship has continued to blossom.
Jessica was able to finally meet her boyfriend 12 years after she gave birth to his daughter – and gained a new family as a result.
A growing number
Many people wonder about how many other of Aaron’s children could be out there in the world. Apparently, he continued to check the site to see if he has any more messages from children and now knows there are at least 10.
Although he has spoken to their mothers, Aaron is yet to meet the new children. Believe it or not, but Aaron believes there could be as many as 67 children thanks to all of those donations.