Happy Ending After IVF Mix-up
Carolyn and Sean Savage welcome 'miracle twins'
- Duration 4:46
- Date Nov 19, 2011
Carolyn and Sean Savage welcome 'miracle twins'
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Well you may remember the devastating story of the savage family who because of an in vitro fertilization mix up.
Got pregnant with another couple's embryo.
Well a lot's happened in the past two years.
And Carolyn and Sean savage are back here to tell us about their happy ending.
They join us now with their new baby girls Isabella and Reagan along with three big siblings drew Ryan and Mary Kate welcome to all of you -- play here -- hi Terry can you see yourself also.
Very -- -- -- so so let's go back room and the clock back two years ago when you found out that you were.
Pregnant with another couple's embryo because of this in vitro fertilization mix -- control it.
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Like his buddies and thought I hit let me just finish up orient and I remember that one of the devastating thing about -- you were told by doctors that would be your last pregnancy.
Yeah I think again -- -- will outweigh my advanced maternal age the number of C sections and -- had me and my history of -- -- so.
And those all of those things combined when do we knew I had one more shot.
And we are Chinese are frozen embryos from the cycle that gave us -- heat.
And they just critical air pulled somebody else embryos and we decided to carry that baby anyways because that's what we would have -- -- -- for.
And that AV became -- Logan man who you had to hand over them to -- -- chose to snap over to give it his biological parents and of course that was a very tough time.
You you -- I I think we its interest in because I think in ten plays a little bit and that we weren't intending to be a surrogate for anybody else but.
Again actually when it once when you do for us so we did exactly what we -- -- insulin into.
And Sean yet you wanted another child after Mary -- you wanted one more shot -- at the big family but it always dreamed of how to do decide to use.
I think well what happened was there was Caroline class pregnancy that was that was that was another.
Actor with the pregnancy -- -- noise that was going to be her last pregnancy because of medical difficulties so despite that we chose to move forward by.
By having Logan and handing him over and then.
We didn't want to give up on her dream of additional children and so that was their only route to go you know and so.
We chose that route and we would met with a wonderful lady Jennifer who became our guardian Angel as we move forward -- last two years.
That's so beautiful and of course it wasn't an easy road with -- -- that you chose Jennifer she suffered a miscarriage.
As well but then ultimately she had your twins I'm just curious what was the pregnancy like where she was carrying your trains -- You were invested emotionally of course.
Think you are overwhelmed with gratitude during the pregnancy and that in there wasn't a little bit of a feeling of helplessness I knew obviously between pregnancy -- high risk it's challenging.
And we wanted to do everything we could to support her and help her and what was the delivery like.
Surreal at first about the history I delivered myself so I've never you know when you're delivering your own baby don't get to see everything and I think watching them be -- In standing in the -- I'm at the overwhelming amount of gratitude that I had and it also helps me understand a little bit more about what we did for them -- -- that's us.
Drew what do you think in your new.
Little sisters are there grade.
I mean it's.
It's been it's been an adjustment but it means that.
I -- imagine not I have twin girls as well let's adjust it to be at nights right right when there are they good sleepers immigration is the that's great -- you got babysitting much yeah yeah.
That's really nice.
Also of course with a biological parents of Logan -- you -- what could this have these new -- done for your relationship with -- or else it's.
Then it's been very I think it's really helped because they see now that our dream has been known -- -- -- -- -- We're so thankful because our relationship slogan it's getting better every.
Every month then and so we're getting to see him grow out then.
And we're just we're so thankful to them we're thankful that Jennifer we're thankful to guys I -- losses we are so blessed and it's normally.
And you know do you really haven't newfangled family I mean.
Have a relationship with Logan so he has other biological parents need to have a relationship with Jennifer who -- your babies -- -- This is special family yeah.
Really loving people now well I think it's.
Just on one of the babies so Carolina savaged.
All of us thanks so much for coming in best of luck thanks for sharing your personal story with us were so happy -- -- -- -- that you.
And I think you guys.