It had been a long journey to parenthood for the couple, who have been together for eighteen years.
Fashion designer Jason, and his partner Aaron were regulars on the party scene — enjoying the high flying life of parties, models, and celebrities.
But beneath the surface they had always wanted a baby. They struggled through years of health problems and their business going bankrupt before their dream of parenthood came true.
Aaron has now written a book about the couple’s journey Designer Baby: A Surrogacy Journey from Fashion to Fatherhood.
“I really wanted to write the book so the whole story, from beginning to end, could be told.
“I talk about it all, from Roman’s biological mother, to our Thai surrogate mother, the nay-sayers, Jayson’s fashion business going under during the GFC, his 3 year cancer treatment, the pressure of keeping the pregnancy quiet and everything in between.”
While the marriage equality discussion is still a hot topic, particularly in Australia, ‘gay’ parenting and surrogacy is an even hotter one.
But Aaron says it doesn’t matter what critics say, fatherhood is his “calling”.
“I am a better man today and with Roman in our lives, we are complete, a family,” he tells news.com.au
“He made us understand what it means to have a father’s unconditional love for his child.
“There is nothing else I want more now, except his wellbeing and to be the greatest father in the world to him. I will give my life to him.”