Kayla and Cody Jones have always been close with their family, but their bond is about to become even stronger.
The Texarkana couple have been married for four years and always knew that having a child would be tricky. When Kayla was 17, doctors found a tumor on her uterus, and she was forced to have a hysterectomy, leaving her unable to carry a child of her own, she explained in a . However, her ovaries were left intact, allowing her to have a biological child using and a surrogate. That's where her mother-in-law comes in.
Patty Resecker, 49, will be the surrogate for her son and daughter-in-law, and the couple couldn't be more excited. "It's been 10 years knowing I would have to use a surrogate to have children," Kayla told . "I'm glad it's somebody I can trust." Cody agreed. "I think it's really special in that way that she's actually going to be carry her grandbaby," he said.
Patty's last pregnancy was 20 years ago, and she said she didn't hesitate to help Kayla and Cody bring their child into the world. "It wasn't really anything to think about," she told KSLA. "I've always joked around, but I really was always serious. I'm beyond blessed to be able to do that."
According to Kayla, her mother-in-law has undergone extensive testing and has been cleared by her primary care physician and OB/GYN to carry and deliver the child. The transfer of the embryo is scheduled for March 7, and the couple should know within six to 10 days whether the procedure was successful, according to KSLA.
Kayla said her biggest concern is making sure that both her baby and mother-in-law are healthy. "Our kid is going to know that he/she was so loved," Kayla wrote on ."His grandmother was willing to endure blood draws, intramuscular injections, multiple testing, and nine months of pregnancy to get them here."
It's going to be a family affair every step of the way, and the Joneses are looking forward to it. "I do wish I was the one being able to carry our child, but I am so thankful Patty can. We are forever grateful," Kayla wrote. "They say it takes a village to raise a kid, but in our case it takes a village to get them here."
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