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The Daily Mail recently featured a story on a woman in Mexico who acted as a surrogate mother for her gay son.

The comment in the title is the reaction from Miss Shirley in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire:

what a state of affairs our world is dont anyone do the family thing anymore

 

The Mail reports: 

 

The 50-year-old woman gave birth to her own grandson after conceiving by in vitro fertilisation with the help of doctors in Mexico City.

She said her  son – a 31-year-old single businessman named only as Jorge – was pining for a baby so she offered him the use of her womb.

A friend donated an ovum and Jorge’s sperm was used to fertilise it in a laboratory before it was transplanted inside the mother, who wishes to remain anonymous.

The baby, called Dario, was born by caesarean section on November 1 and the mother and child were sent home after a 48-hour period of observation. Doctors said there were no complications.

Prayers for this family — especially the child.  Words fail me.

And how does the grandmother — the surrogate mother — feel?

‘I don’t feel like a mother nor like a grandmother,’ the woman told Reforma, a Mexico City newspaper.

‘When they say “mother” to me I feel strange, and when they say “grandmother” also,’ she said.

‘I mean, he was my first grandson, and I don’t feel that way because at the same time he is my fourth son.’

The happy family have

fully documented the circumstances of the birth so that the child will one day be able to learn of his origins.

 

I feel for this child, I really do.

 

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