Woman gives birth to her nephew after agreeing to be a surrogate for her sister who was told she was infertile from cancer treatment
- Doctors took and froze Toni Smith’s eggs when she began chemotherapy in 2012
- Her sister Tara Moreton said she’d carry the baby after the eggs were fetilised
- ‘Miracle’ baby Jenson was born in West Midlands last month weighing 6lb 5oz
A mother has given birth to her nephew after becoming a surrogate for her sister, whose cancer treatment left her infertile.
Doctors took and froze eggs belonging to Toni Smith, 30, when she began chemotherapy eight years ago.
Tara Moreton, 32, always insisted she would carry her sister’s child when the time came.
Tara Moreton, pictured right, gave birth to her nephew after agreeing to be a surrogate for sister Toni Smith, pictured middle, and her husband Ashley, pictured left
Then, last October, three of Toni’s eggs were fertilised and given to her sibling in an embryo transfer.
Despite doctors warning there was only a one in four chance of success, a baby boy arrived last month weighing 6lb 5oz.
‘I can’t begin to tell people how proud I am to have given my sister a chance to be a mother,’ Tara, who has three children of her own, told The Sun.
Little Jenson was born a week-and-a-half early at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley on June 9 after Tara spent 20 hours in labour, with only her sister allowed in with her.
The baby is now at home with Toni and her husband Ashley, 29, near Cradley, West Midlands.
She said: ‘Jenson is our little miracle. We are forever thankful for what Tara has done.
‘It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are and how much pride I have for my sister.’
The sisters carry baby Jenson out of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley after his birth last month
Tara, pictured, said: ‘I can’t begin to tell people how proud I am to have given my sister a chance to be a mother’
In a social media post a few days later, on the due date, she added: ‘Not a day that goes by where I don’t think I am the luckiest person walking, for having a sister that had gone through what she has, so me and Ash can have our dream come true.
‘When I look at him, I think even if you have only have half the amount of courage your auntie has your going to smash life.
‘Can’t explain how much love I have for this little man. Today being our due date marks a moment in my life that I didn’t think I’d have.’
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