Twenty-nine-year-old Kayla Jones from Texarkana, Arkansas, for instance, was desperate to have children with her husband Cody, after getting married in 2012.
Unfortunately, Kayla and Cody’s dream of starting a family seemed near-impossible because Kayla had undergone a partial hysterectomy when she was just 17 years old. She was told that a tumor had begun growing in her uterus and that a partial hysterectomy was thus necessary.
“Doctors were able to save both of my ovaries, but they had to remove my uterus because there was no normal uterine tissue left,” Kayla told ALT Magazine.
Kayla then learned that she would not be able to have children naturally – if she and her husband wanted to have children who were biologically related to them, someone else would have to carry them.
“After lots of prayers, the final pathology came back benign. Doctors informed us the only way I could have biological children was to have a gestational surrogate,” she added. So Kayla and Cody went on the hunt for potential surrogate mothers but to no avail. “All of our options [for surrogates] had run out,” Kayla explained.
Luckily, Cody’s 49-year-old mother, Patty Resecker, was very willing to be the couple’s surrogate.
Despite Resecker’s last pregnancy being over 20 years ago, she had no qualms about going through it all again, so that her son and daughter-in-law could finally realize their dream of becoming parents.