Today a story of sacrifice… A woman carried her’s sister’s twins unborn babies to term because the sister has suffered through nine miscarriages.
Melissa Kayser had lost hope of becoming a mom after having nine miscarriages – until her older sister stepped in.
Kayser had been trying to have a baby for three years when doctors finally suggested, after fertility treatments and IVF, that she should consider a surrogate.
Kayser told InsideEdition.com, “I was devastated because you think as women we are literally born to do one thing and that’s to reproduce and when you can’t do that one thing you feel like a failure, I didn’t know if I could emotionally handle another woman being able to carry my child.”
That’s when Kayser’s sister, Lisa Auten, offered to carry a baby for her.
Auten told Inside Edition.com, “I couldn’t stand watching Melissa go through loss after loss. She hurt so badly and she just wanted a child so bad. If I could help give her a family, then I was going to do it.”
Doctors recommended that the sister have two embryos implanted. No one was expecting both to take. But then came the news: It was twins.
The baby girls, Tierney and Ashlynn, are now 6 weeks old.
The sisters, however, are still going through the process of getting Kayser listed as their official mom due to specifics in Nebraska law. Although the twins are biologically Kayser’s, Auten was listed on the birth certificate and Auten has to relinquish her parental rights to allow Kayser to ‘adopt’ her children.
The adoption will take place when the girls reach 6 months of age.