The pain of being childless can be understood only by the couple who have experienced it.
It can be very traumatic and often leaves the couple distressed. But thanks to the modern science which offers huge hope for many childless couples who are unable to achieve pregnancy through conventional methods and treatments.
And one such best alternative is surrogacy – where a childless couple or a person takes the services of a surrogate mother.
Surrogate mother refers to a woman who carries and delivers a child on behalf of a childless couple.
SPECIAL STORY OF KAYLA AND CODY JONES
The same is the case of couples, Kayla and Cody Jones who found their ray of hope by opting to have a child via a surrogate mother.
In fact, there are numerous couples from all over the world who got their kids with the services of a surrogate mother. So, what’s so special in the story of Kayla and Cody Jones.
This couple’s story is indeed very special.
OPTING FOR SURROGACY
Like all married couples, they wanted to start a beautiful family. 29-year-old Kayla Jones was so desperate to get conceived and have a baby with her husband Cody.
But that was impossible as Kayla had undergone a Partial Hysterectomy due to Uterus Tumour at age 17. Hysterectomy refers to a medical procedure of removing all or a part of the uterus.
As a matter of fact, her uterus had to be removed in order to save her life. This also means that her dreams of becoming a mother are also shattered.
Kayla realized the fact that she cannot get pregnant and have a baby.
Therefore, they decided to have a baby via surrogacy so that they can still have some biological relationship with the newborn baby.
Speaking about her issue Kayla Jones said,
My ovaries did not have to be removed so I am still able to have a child biologically mine, but I am unable to carry the child myself. That’s why my husband and I had to use a surrogate.
FINDING A SURROGATE MOTHER
The search for finding a surrogate mother started.
However, their mission to find a suitable surrogate mom was unsuccessful. Without much options, the couple was forced to look for a surrogate mother a little closer to home to carry their baby.
That’s where a special person came to their rescue in the form of mother-in-law.
Yes! Cody’s mother Patty stepped in and offered to carry a baby for them so that they would start a new family.
My husband and I married in 2012 and my mother-in-law always joked about being our surrogate. After a couple of our surrogate options did not work out, we started to take my mother-in-law more seriously. And finally, we decided to take her offer.
LOVELY PATTY GIVES BIRTH TO HER SON’S CHILD
The headline by itself sounds strange. Patty’s offer was magnanimous.
Becoming a surrogate mother was not easy for Patty’s age. She was 49 years old but she didn’t give a second thought to carry her son’s baby.
Patty underwent various tests and cleared all of them successfully. But still, things didn’t go well at the first time.
Kayla expressed her disappointment by saying,
We were devastated but decided to give it one more try. And finally, in May 2017 we found out we were pregnant!
HEALTHY, BABY BOY, KROSS ALLEN JONES WAS BORN
The couple was so happy and excited by the news.
Throughout the pregnancy, Kayla made sure that both baby and Patty are healthy. Kayla gave special attention to Patty as being a surrogate mother at her age was not easy.
My biggest concern is to make sure not only is the baby healthy, but my mother-in-law stays healthy, too.
Patty’s pregnancy went smoothly and 7 months later on December 30, 2017, she delivered an adorable, healthy, baby boy – Kross Allen Jones via C- section.
I am so amazed at this sweet miracle. Having him via surrogacy was not always easy, and definitely not easy for Patty, but having him here makes all the hard days worth it.
‘WEIRD’ BUT NOT SO WEIRD STORY
As things went well, Kayla was asked is there any idea to repeat the process and have brother or sister for Kross. She replied
Right now it is hard to say if we will have any more, I would love a big family, but affording the process again will be tough. We have also discussed adoption in the future, but that is also expensive. We will just lay it in God’s hands and he will show us the way.
Speaking about the reactions her family received for their unusual story, Kayla said.
For the most part, we have had great reactions to our story. People find it ‘weird’ but if they understood the process it might not seem so weird to them.
GRACIOUS PATTY COMPLETES THE FAMILY
And finally, when asked about the ‘hero’ of the whole episode, Grandma Patty, Kayla says
Patty is doing great! She starts back to work next week. And she says she feels blessed to have been able to do the journey. She has been so great. The baby is also healthy and sleeps well making it a perfect ending to this happy family story.
She further added,
I would like to add that our whole family has been wonderful. They financially and emotionally supported us. I love seeing Kross with all his grandparents.
As said, this is indeed a dream come true for Kayla and Cody couple.
Lovely Granny Patty’s precious gift to her son is a pure act of selflessness and unconditional love.
This story sets an example to prove that miracles do happen.
The pregnancy photo shoot with placards was by Helms Photography and the pictures are unique and mind-blowing.