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Tom Daley on the reasons he and Dustin Lance Black opted for surrogacy

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A post shared by Tom Daley (@tomdaley) Olympic gold-medal-winning diver Tom Daley has been talking about parenthood this week.

He and his husband, screenwriter and producer Dustin Lance Black, are dads to three-year-old Robert Ray Black-Daley, who was born with the aid of a gestational surrogate.Daley, 27, talked with Giovanna Fletcher on her Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast about their decision to use a surrogate.Daley lost his father, Rob, to a brain tumor in 2011, and Black, 47, lost his mother in 2014.“Lance and I […] had lost so many people in our families and there was something about surrogacy that we were drawn to that just meant that we could pass on the people that we’d lost, their genes and their thoughts, their feelings, their personalities and being able to bring someone into the world, that felt so extremely special.”Daley also talked about the challenges he and Black faced, as a gay couple, to become parents.

A post shared by Tom Daley (@tomdaley) “Once I started to realize that I was gay, it was like, how am I going to have children in the future?

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