A 58-year-old woman in Utah will soon be the surrogate mother of her daughter and son-in-law’s child.
Julia Navarro decided to give birth to her daughter’s child through surrogacy after her daughter was diagnosed with fertility problems.
Navarro’s daughter Lorena McKinnon suffered about a dozen of miscarriages, owing to her fertility troubles. She says, “I and my husband Micah McKinnon have been trying for a baby for the past three years. I also suffered miscarriage after 10 weeks of pregnancy.”
“After giving several attempts, we at last decided to opt for surrogacy,” the 32-year-old said.
McKinnon said, “ We got offer from a friend and my sister who offered to be surrogate mother of our child. But both later turned down. That’s the time when my wife’s mom stepped in.”
This was not the end of difficulties for the couple as Navarro’s age came as a stumbling block. According to the doctors, there was only a 45 percent chance of successful implantation.
Navarro had to undergo hormone shots for three months before an embryo fertilized by the couple could be implanted.
Navarro is expected to deliver the child in February, the family said.