Same-sex character couples having kids of their own
With a few character sets going the way of the wee one (That’s right, I’m looking at you John/Simon/Aaron, and Tryan), it’s setting off some of my characters’ biological clocks. And while I have speculated on it every now and then, I’ve never actually given serious thought about how Rachel and Claire might go about having kids.
The two main options, given a current setting, are adoption and sperm donation. Rachel does have an older brother, which would most likely be the way they’d go. As long as Dave didn’t do the deposit manually, Rachel wouldn’t have a problem with it. While adoption is certainly an option, especially with Maddie as a role model for Rachel, I can’t really see them going that route, for a few reasons. Neither of them are against adoption at all, but I think the idea of having kids that come from their genes is too much of a pull for them.
The thing that’s hanging in the back of my head though, is a different procedure. I wonder if there’s a viable way, either in current experimentation, or theory, to take the genes from, say, one of Rachel’s eggs, put them into a sperm cell, and combine it with one of Claire’s eggs. ’Cause let’s be honest, Claire would be the one to carry the baby. Rachel would be miserable. They would, of course, end up with two X chromosomes, so a daughter would be the only possible outcome. Does anybody know if this might be viable? Any other thoughts?