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Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Own Grandchildren

I was really touched by this miraculous story I saw this morning on the The Today Show. Kim Coseno couldn't have her own children, so her 56-year-old mother, Jaci Dalenberg, decided to act as a surrogate mother for her — which meant she'd be giving birth to her own grandchild! She was artificially inseminated with embryos created by her daughter and son-in-law. Jaci was hoping to carry one healthy child, but surprisingly, they discovered she was having triplets! At the age of 56, there can be many health complications when it comes to pregnancy and giving birth, but it didn't matter. Jaci just wanted to selflessly give the greatest gift she could: life. Talk about a mother's love!

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's really amazing to see how medical technology has changed over the years and that something like this could be done. it's really the ultimate gift that you could give to your kids- some how helping them have children.
sorrowja sorrowja 8 years
Also not because you give birth to a child that does not make you a mother. I know many woman who don't have kids of their own but based on how they treat other people children you wouldn't know the different. Last weekend my husband and I went to his friend weeding and one of the little girls that was taking part in the weeding I help to get her dress and did her hair and she was soooooooooo sweet and because I took so go care of her everyone thought she was my daughter and that was my first time meeting her.
sorrowja sorrowja 8 years
Why . . . adopted, use someone else. Why your mother . . . I love my mom to death but that is disgusting not a miracle if you ask me.
foxie foxie 8 years
" It's the possibilities of sharing common interests, personality traits, feeling a deep bond with someone you helped create." This exact statement could be used to describe a relationship with an adopted child. A child who isn't yours can have common interests, personality traits and a deep bond to you because YOU are raising, developing, and creating, the person they'll grow into. I'm going to have to agree with liquid that I think a big part of it is that people want to see what their own offspring would look like. That isn't necessarily wrong, I've wondered the same thing. But when are you crossing a line with that desire? When have you taken it too far? Okay, I'm done posting a bunch of times in a row now! =D
foxie foxie 8 years
"adoption is not so easy." Having your senior mother carry your baby isn't easy either.
foxie foxie 8 years
Beyond creepy. Just adopt a kid, for crying out loud.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
I wasn't going to post because I felt it was too controversial, but now I feel like I have to. So many people are on here saying how this is wonderful and a miracle and a selfless act, well I really have to disagree. I am not religious by any means, but to me this is the least natural thing possible. I understand they looked into adoption and decided against it, but to me this was extremely selfish on their part. The woman already has two children of her own. This is weird, disgusting and completely unnatural. I find this in no way "wonderful" or "touching".
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I find this creepy and unnecessary.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
Well said FlamesofJune. It's one of the most wonderful things about being a woman to be able to have a child and give birth. It's a human nature for people to want to have their own biological children, and someone calling that 'selfish' is ignorant.
architectdarling architectdarling 8 years
I find this really creepy, and not touching at all. I would never EVER want my mother birthing my children. That is not something I would want to tell my kids.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
adoption is not so easy. some of the posters here make it sound as though once you make the decision to adopt; boom the baby arrives. it's expensive, birth mothers change their mind, who can adopt is limited by age in many foreign countries.
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 8 years
Liquidskyfire, I'm quite offended. I don't want a child of my own for looks, that is ridiculous. It's the possibilities of sharing common interests, personality traits, feeling a deep bond with someone you helped create.
liquidskyfire liquidskyfire 8 years
I don't get why people are so obsessed with having children that share their genes. Is it just a vanity thing? To want to have little clones of yourself, so you can point and coo over how "she has mummy's eyes!" or whatever? I just don't understand why such importance is placed on sharing the same blood. I find it kind of... no, scratch that, I find it VERY selfish. I don't personally want children at all, but I know if I ever changed my mind I would definitely adopt!
geebers geebers 8 years
I am keeping my opinion out of this thread- this has potential to get very controversial.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
It is quite obvious that most of you have never been in a position where you couldn't conceive a child on your own, but for some us that is an issue. I was 18 when I found out that I would not be able to have children and my mother, who was 41 at the time, said that she would be more than happy to be my surrogate if I chose to go that route. My mother is almost 50 now so I won't be taking her up on her offer (for obvious medical reasons), but that fact that she offered meant so much to me. If I choose to take the surrogate route I would much rather have a close friend or relative carry my child than have some stranger do it.
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
wow, these comments are surprising. I guess I'm the minority thinking this is a wonderful story! I don't find anything 'weird' about surrogacy, I think it's a special thing to carry a baby for someone who for whatever reason is unable to carry it herself. that said, I would probably have reservations using a surrogate who is in her 50s.
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
I think it is kind of odd that the woman chose her mother to carry her child, but at the same time I kind of understand that she would want to choose a surrogate that she could trust. I think it is awesome that the grandmother was willing to do it though at her age!
srdandt srdandt 8 years
My daughter is adopted, my son is biological (son is older). My daughter was born to a birth mother who made a counselor believe that she was not emotionally attached to my daughter at all...she perceived herself as a surrogate mother. I personally couldn't imagine carrying a child and then giving it to someone else to raise....but I'm eternally indebted to this woman who was willing to give her child to me to raise. I think the selfless act of this grandmother is something that God is smiling upon and will bless her GREATLY for!
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
That's just creepy to me!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Having carried two children myself I could never carry any for anyone else. Its feelings that are indescribable and I couldn't imagine giving that up to someone. I would definitely recommend adoption over this any time. Maybe its not gross but it isn't right.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
hmm ok! I think its weird but if it works for them more power to them. I sometimes think of using a surrogate in the future, I am extremely terrified of child birth, always have been, to the point where I feel I will die during it, yet as I get older I am more and more interested in having biological children.But who knows, i should just woman up and have them myself :P I am strange I know..but I dont think I would ever have my mom do it, I wouldnt think they are my kids, more like my siblings.
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
This reminds me of Phoebe's "situation" on 'Friends'! hehe :)
Leene Leene 8 years
I think science has gone too far with creating alternatives for having kids. Take in consideration that I'm atheist, I don't base my views on any religious ideology. This is just freaky, we have gone so far from nature... I don't have my own kids yet, I hope to have someday. Biological or by adoption. But I don't personally have that deep desire to have biological child. There is no special need to continue my genes. Feel free to use those alternative ways - but I would use my tax money and donations on something else.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
I've never been in this situation. I'm too young to even think about having a baby. However, adoption has never been an option for me. I wonder if I could really ask someone in my family to be a surrogate. Pregnant man story made me sick.
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