melvin porter

  • Tina: Bette and I have gone through so much to get here. We've talked about how our child could truly reflect who we are when we are so limited by biology. That's why we've decided to use an African-American donor. So when we look at our child, and you look at your grandchild, we'll all be looking into a familial face.
  • Melvin: A black man is the father of this child?
  • Bette: The donor, dad, he's an African-American artist.
  • Melvin: An African-American. And because of that I'm supposed to feel closer to this child? Because all of us blacks are somehow connected? We can be traced back to some tribe in Africa, where we were beating drums? That is absurd.