Tom Daley blasts trolls who ask why he and Dustin Lance Black 'didn't adopt'
22 August 2018, 08:23 | Updated: 22 August 2018, 08:35
Olympic diver Tom Daley welcomed baby Robbie with husband Dustin Lance Black in June via surrogate.
Proud parents Tom Daley, 22, and Dustin Lance Black, 42, have faced criticism from trolls asking why they didn't choose to adopt.
The married couple chose to have a baby via surrogacy, and both donated sperm once they'd found a donor.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Tom said: "Lots of people say, “why don’t you adopt?”. You wouldn’t say that to a straight couple. You wouldn’t say: “Why do you deserve to have a biological kid?”
"I always flash back to when Kanye and Kim [Kardashian] announced they were having a baby through surrogacy.
"Apparently Kim had some kind of health issue, the first [baby] was all right, and the second, but the third would be a problem.
"And it was all, ‘Oh my God, isn’t she so lovely having a baby.’ As soon as it was two men, the narrative quickly shifted."
Tom and Dustin have revealed that they are remaining in close contact with their surrogate, but are keen to never find out which one of them is the biological father of baby Robbie.
Tom revealed: "She [our surrogate] becomes such a massive part of your life for those nine months. Some don’t want long-term relationships. We talk to ours all the time.
"One thing we’re very strongly leaning towards is that we don’t want to know [the biological father]. He’s ours."
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