Couple Gets Pregnant By 24 Year Old Embryo Donation
If you thought sperm and egg mixture creating an embryo in the 90’s were expired, the Gibson family proves that it isn’t.
The couple used a process called embryo-adoption, which allows hopeful parents to receive donated embryos, they told NBC News on Wednesday.
Molly is the couple’s second successful embryo adoption with the National Embryo Donation Center; daughter Emma was born in 2017 from a 24-year-old embryo.
Tina Gibson told NBC, “I was so scared to open up my heart to the potential of having a pregnancy, I was so scared it wouldn’t work. And then it would just be ripped away from me again.”
She also said that her experience made her more grateful for her children.
The clinic staff is “thrilled” for the Gibsons, National Embryo Donation Center President Dr. Jeffrey Keenan said.