Page 1770 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 7 June 2022

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After a decade of searching for answers, I paid $129 to do a DNA test through which is where I matched instantly with a half-brother that I never knew I had. This was INCREDIBLE, because not only could I speak with someone who was like me and who could completely understand and empathize with my situation, they were undoubtedly part of me and shared my DNA. A few years later and even more incredibly, we found two more half-brothers also conceived in the A.C.T from a different fertility clinic. Ultimately, I was right to be extremely cautious when dating because I have three older half-brothers within a small community of Canberra that I was unaware of.

Currently, we are still searching for the missing pieces and for more information on our medical history and donor. We still do not know who our donor is. It has proved extremely difficult to find any information or records about our existence. There are currently no records of my conception, no medical records accessible to me, or history of my existence at the fertility clinic I was conceived.

It is stories like Kirrily’s that make me incredibly determined to see reform in the ACT and to see the rights of the child front and centre of legislative reform.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.03 pm.

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