Shaun Resnik, a 44-year-old Melburnian, is believed to be the first single man in Victoria, to receive approval to have a child via surrogacy.
The naturopath and mind coach has wanted to have children since the age of 30. “I always knew I would love to be a dad; I just didn’t know how I was going to go about becoming a dad,” Resnik, who came out as a gay man when he was 24, told Star Observer.
Shaun Resnik with his baby’s surrogate mum Clara. Image: Supplied“Getting to around the age of 38, and having had relationships with guys who didn’t want kids, and having to end those relationships in certain circumstances, I realised if I could get cracking by the time [I was] 40, it would be kind of too late.