Not news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny of Buenos Aires recently gave birth to twins. Somewhat news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny, 45, of Buenos Aires, recently gave birth to twins via her eggs that she had frozen. Crazy news-worthy: Monica Zapotoczny, 45, of Buenos Aires, recently gave birth to twins via her eggs that she had frozen -- 12 years ago. That's a record!
After futilely attempting to get pregnant through in-vitro fertilization, Monica and her husband, Guillermo Husak, basically resigned themselves to the fact that they would never have a child of their own. But this past January, their luck changed, when Monica delivered fraternal twins, Mercedes and Guadalupe, via cesarean. Monica said of her experience: "It was a miracle. The joy we feel is indescribable, our family is complete. I hope other women who freeze their eggs take hope from this that their dreams can one day come true."
Um, yeah. Two healthy children from eggs Monica froze when
she was 33 is unbelievable -- and to say that it can give hope to women
who are trying to conceive, or who need to put off
trying to conceive for health reasons, is an understatement. Monica's
story is unprecedented (the previous record for birth through frozen
eggs is seven years), and perhaps, it will change some people's minds on freezing their eggs.
Huge congrats to Monica and Gullermo. I'm sure they couldn't be
happier with their two beautiful children. Glad the science exists for
this to happen. Just because they were dealt a rough hand, doesn't mean
they shouldn't be able to enjoy parenthood.
What do you think about women freezing their eggs?
I wish I would have thought of it... we want children so badly, but have 'aged out' of the adoption process. This miracle will never happen for us.
I am 55, Dh is 61...every adoption agency we've talked to won't get past the age thing. They won't do home studies, consider us for an older child or difficult to place, nothing... the last adoption agency worker suggested we either hire a surrogate or private adoption.