Woman Carries Her Sister's Twin Daughters
Melissa Kayser and her husband, Court, tried to have a baby for years. Multiple IVF rounds and nine miscarriages later, the couple decided to try a new approach.
Kayser’s doctor suggested they try surrogacy—and that’s when things clicked into place. While most couples have to go through a long, financially draining process to find surrogates, Kayser found the perfect one a little bit closer to home.
“When my doctor advised me that I should look into the prospect of surrogacy my sister offered to carry for us,” Kayser told Parents.
And that’s exactly what happened. Kayser’s sister, Lisa Auten, underwent the surrogacy process—and she recently delivered Kayser’s healthy twin daughters, Tierney and Ashlynn.
The girls were conceived using two of Kayser’s eggs and her husband’s sperm—but Auten is listed as their birth mother.
“I will always struggle with the emotions of not being able to carry my own child,” Kayser said. “But the surrogacy experience was amazing. My sister worked very hard to include my husband and [me] in everything.”
While the process of conception was unusual, Auten told us the pregnancy itself was not. “It was a fun experience,” she said. “We learned about pregnancy together. I had a fairly uneventful pregnancy with very few complications. I carried them to 36 weeks which is full term for twins.”
Not surprisingly, both sisters said that while they’ve always been close, this situation brought them together like nothing else ever has.
“I think the experience made our relationship stronger! We went through a lot of intimate and emotional things together throughout the journey and it only strengthened our relationship,” Kayser said.
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Auten echoed her sister’s statement. “My sister and I were extremely close at the time we started the journey,” she said. “This experience has only brought us closer. I really enjoy getting to watch her be a mom!”
Well, of course, I am so glad, that her sister got her miracle kid but I still feel strange. I mean nowadays the problem of infertility is highly common. A lot of people are suffering from it. And, of course, all of such couples are trying to find the most suitable variant for them. Some couples prefer to adopt a kid. It is also pretty good, because in that way they could save somebodies life or just to give a one more chance for a poor kid to get a full lovely family. But using the help of the surrogate mothers is also pretty common choice. As I could nowadays it is really popular. But I can’t understand why they prefer to use the help of her sister? I know that nowadays there are a lot of different clinics around the world! I should say that I had an opportunity to visit the Ukrainian Center for Human Reproduction in Kiev with my infertile sister and I was shocked! There were so many professionals and modern technique! But at the same time the price there was also quite an affordable – only 30k euros. That is why I think that it would be normal to visit some professionals in Kiev and get there a proper help. I mean that it looks much more attractive than this situation…Read More