‘We had a total of 9 miscarriages throughout a couple of years’


TONIGHT A STORY OF HOPE, TIMES TW THEY’RE SISTERS WHO SHARE A HISTOR A CHILDHOOD, THE PAST TWO YEAR BRINGING MELISSA AND LISA CLOSER. MELISSA AND HER HUSBAND COURT WANTED A BABY.>>WE HAD A TOTAL OF 9 MISCARRIAGES THROUGHOUT A COUPLE OF YEARS. JULIE: A DOCTOR SUGGESTED THEY USE A SURROGATE.>>IT ACTUALLY STARTED AS A JOKE. JULIE: OLDER SISTER LISA WHO’S NEVER BEEN MARRIED, OR PREGNANT, MADE AN OFFER.>>SHE TRIES TO MAKE A JOKE OUT OF EVERYTHING AND SHE SAID I’ LET YOU BORROW MY UTERUS, I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW YOU PHRASED IT. JULIE: MONTHS LATER, DOCTORS DID AN EMBRYO TRANSFER>>WHEN THEY DID THE ULTRASOUND, I TOLD THE LADY COUNT AGAI AND SHE’S LIKE, THERE’S TWO,AN — AND I WAS LIKE OH MY GOSH. JULIE: LISA WAS PREGNANT WITH TWIN GIRLS.>>WHEN PEOPLE COME UP TO ME, MY FAVORITE THING TO SAY IS DON’T WORRY, THEY’RE NOT MINE,HAHA. JULIE: JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER, COURTNEY AND MELISSA HAVE THE NATURAL SWAY OF TWIN PARENTS. SHE LOOKS LIKE ME. JULIE: PINK AND PERFECT, ASHLYNN AND TIERNEY SAY HELL THEIR PARENTS, KNOWING A NEW KIND OF LOVE.>>THEY’RE VERY HAPPY BABIES WE GOT VERY LUCKY. JULI AND THEIR OWN TO LISA.>>I LOVE THEM AS MY NIECES AND I LOVE WATCHING THEM PARENT. THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. JULIE: THEY SAY NEBRASKA’S OUTDATED SURROGACY LAWS PU LISA’S NAME ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATES, A TRIP TO COUR WILL CHANGE THAT, IN SIX MONTHS. WHEN LISA GIVES UP HER LEGAL PARENTAL RIGHTS.>>SHE HAS TO RELINQUISH HER RIGHTS AND THEN I HAVE TO ADOPT MY OWN BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN. JULIE: A STRANGE TWIST TO PARENTHOOD, BUT NOT UNEXPECTED. THESE TWO MILK-DRUNK BABIES COME WITH AN OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY.>>I THINK MAINLY IS TO NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. SO MANY TIMES IN THIS JOURNEY I JUST WANTED TO STOP, CAUSE YOU GO THROUGH SO MUCH. JULI WE WONDERED IF PERHAPS, THERE’S ANY TALK OF A BABY BROTHER SOMEDAY, IF AUNT LISA IS DONE CARRYING BABIES. JULIE: DO YOU THINK SHE’D DO IT AGAIN FOR YOU?

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