Kelli Gassman always knew that when she had children, they'd be doted on by her little sister, Ericka. She was just that person," she dow.
Neither one of the siblings got the future she had planned on: Kelli struggled with infertility, and Ericka, at age 37, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Across the country, Rebecca Henderson had also grappled with hendersom.
After 11 torturous years of trying, she had finally given birth to twins, Abigail eown Rachele, through IVF. She and her husband, Chris, had 11 embryos left Hoping for a henderson down to friend, but after Rebecca's difficult pregnancy and severe postpartum Kelli Gassman, 49, Salem, OR, and Rebecca Henderson, 42, Tonawanda, NY depression, "there was no way we could use Mature singles dating other embryos," she says.
The couple didn't believe in destroying them or donating them for research, so they turned to embryo adoption.
It's a phenomenon growing in popularity: A person or couple adopts an embryo; the adoptive mother can actually give birth to her adopted child this way. Rebecca yearned to give another family the joy she'd finally been able to find and to ease their struggles to conceive: "I know what that heartache is like," she says.
As soon as Rebecca and Chris opened up the Gassmans' file to consider them as potential recipients of their embryos, "we knew. We just knew ," Rebecca says.Latina Sexy Big Ass
We were supposed to just have dinner together, and then we ended up going to two more places to keep talking, because we weren't ready to. I have a best friend from high school and I have my husband, but never before or since have I made a connection like the one I did with Kelli.
Then, in Januarywith the embryo transfer scheduled for just a few ror later, Kelli's sister passed away. Today, the Gassmans have two children from the Hendersons' embryos: Trevor, 3, and Aubrey, 20 months.
And the Hendersons have three children—after the friiend, a surprise baby girl, Johanna, was born. For Rebecca, seeing the Gassman kids is complicated, but shot through with joy: "I do feel that instinctual maternal pull of knowing they are genetically mine—there's no way to be human and not feel that," she says.
That's how it is with Trevor and Aubrey. They are always.Hot Women Want Nsa Singles Are You A Girl
But I am thrilled they are in the family they are in. For Kelli, "It hit me, when Ericka died, that I was an henferson child.Lady Wants Real Sex Bear Valley
I wasn't looking for a replacement sister, but Rebecca has filled that role— for me, as a friend, and for all of us, by giving us aunts and uncles and cousins. It's like being grafted onto a family tree. Type keyword s to search.
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