Story of a baby who is only ‘two years younger’ than her mother
Currently, there are an estimated one million frozen human embryos stored in the US.
A couple in the US adopted and later gave birth from a 27-year-old frozen embryo, breaking a record of the longest frozen embryo to have resulted in a baby birth.
Ben and Tina Gibson struggled with infertility for almost five years before the latter’s parents saw a story about embryo adoption on a news channel.
The BBC reported that the baby girl, Molly Gibson, was born on the 6th of October,2020. She believed to have set a new record for the longest frozen embryo that resulted in a birth. Molly broke a record set by her older sister, Emma, who was born three years ago.
“We are over the moon,” Tina Gibson told the BBC News. “If my parents had not seen the NEDC ad on the news, then we won’t be here today.”
The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) is a Christian non-profit organization that stores frozen embryos.
According to the organization, there are an estimated one million frozen human embryos stored in the US right now. Families can adopt one embryo and give birth to a child that is not genetically related to them.
Infertile couples are presented with more than 200 donor profiles, with the donor’s complete demographic history.
Tina and Ben wanted a child for so long, and they had overwhelming options. Tina gave birth to her first-born, Emma, in 2017, after adopting her embryo from the NEDC.
The 29-year-old said, ” We did not care what this baby looked like, where it came from.”
Molly and Emma are genetic siblings. Both embryos were frozen together in 1992 when their now mother was around a year old.
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