The Jensons have welcomed their first son, Hugh, two years ago after a sister-in-law Jenna Jarvis offered to be a surrogate, and welcomed their second child, a girl, this month after another brother or sister, Michelle Bird, offered to carry their baby.
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A Los Angeles couple who welcomed their first son two years ago via surrogacy thanks to their sister is set to welcome their second child this month after another brother or sister volunteered to carry their unborn baby. Sara and Ben Jenson told Suitable News Agency that they spent over $130,000 and tried for 13 years to start a family with no success.
Sara Jenson said their road to parenthood took a turn when she spoke to her younger sister-in-law about their struggle, and they made an offer that would change their lives.
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“My husband said,” No, man, this is too big of a gift to accept, we will be indebted to her forever,'” Jenson said, Jenna Jarvis two years ago. “But when we talked with our doctor and Jenna began all the tests, we were so overwhelmed and could not believe that we are finally going to be parents.”
Sara Jenson’s sister-in-law Jenna is a surrogate for the couple after learning of their infertility.
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Jenson said that once they broke the news of the family, her own brother or sister, Michelle Bird, asked why she had not approached her first.
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“I explained that to a lot of questions about what we knew, and we always thought we would end up,” Jenson told Appropriate News Agency. “But a year after our son Hugh is born, Michelle asked if I wanted to give him a brother or sister.”
Bird, who is now pregnant with the couple’s baby girl, has three children of her own, and experienced serious illness with any of her pregnancies. She said that she feels “humbled and grateful” to carry her sister’s child, but it is harder than I thought it would be.”
“I am incredibly grateful that she is willing to go through it all again for me, and I can’t wait to meet my little girl, who know all about her special Aunt, Michelle,” Jenson told the news outlet.
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Jenson said that she was grateful for the brothers and sisters’ generosity and willingness to help, she has trouble with dealing with her infertility.
“I had to go to the guidance about feeling a bit jealous of both my sister-in-law and sister to carry my baby,” she told the news source. “It infuriates me that I can’t carry my own children, I am fit, healthy and both myself and Ben have come from large families, but I am very grateful that I have my dream family with both sisters’ selflessness.”