"When they first contacted us—well, contacted Matthew—I was pregnant with our child, and that was hard. It took us several years for us to conceive, so I think it would have been harder had I not been able to conceive," she says. "But [since we were] carrying our own child, we were just so happy, and I was so proud of him."
As a pediatrician, Nicole understands why donor-conceived children would want contact with their biological fathers. "I care about kids, and I know kids have questions," she says. "I can understand the need to get to know Matthew, and I think that would be great, because I think he's great, obviously."