Sami Lukis has it all. A successful media career, a great group of friends, and she’s drop dead gorgeous too. So what’s missing? Just before Sami turned 40, her grandmother passed away. When Sami and her multi-generational family came together at this emotional time, it suddenly hit her. “Where’s my family?” Sami is about to discover some confronting statistics. The proportion of women remaining childless has increased over time in each age group. For women aged 25 and 29 years in 1981, 25% were childless, while in 2001 59% of women in the same age group were childless. But why?
Our cameras follow Sami as she struggles to get answers — and begins her journey. Heart-breaking and heart-warming, this documentary follows Sami as she searches for a family. With her beloved dog Lolli trailing behind her, she meets fertility experts, herbalists, asks her flatmate for his sperm, checks out international donor sperm websites, grills her married friends, and keeps searching for a bloke. All the while, she struggles to understand why the white picket fence isn’t happening for her. With the clock clicking, and sperm donorship looking likely, something unexpected happens — Sami meets a lovely guy. Now what?
Sami’s Baby is a whirlwind ride on the fertility express. The only question is where Sami’s train will stop.