Nebraska mom gives birth to own grandchild to help her gay son

Nebraska mom gives birth to own grandchild to help her gay son

The last thought for a Nebraska couple planning to have a baby was one of their mothers carrying the child, but last week a 61-year-old woman gave bi

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The last thought for a Nebraska couple planning to have a baby was one of their mothers carrying the child, but last week a 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter as a gestational surrogate for her son and his husband.Cecile Eledge delivered the nearly six-pound Uma Louise Dougherty-Eledge on March 25, 2019.Last year, Cecile’s son Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliott Dougherty decided they wanted to expand their family.Story continues below

In order to help their child be related to both men, Dougherty’s sister, Lea Yribe, offered to donate her eggs. From there, the couple then needed to find a surrogate to deliver the child.They told NBC they were confused about the process of finding a carrier and weren’t confident about navigating in vitro fertilization as gay men in the state.“Nebraska is a bit more conservative, and we were hesitant to go into agencies, and had a bit of fear that maybe some things would hold us back being a gay couple,” Eledge said.READ MORE: California twin sisters give birth on the same day

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