A 50-year-old grandmother has safely given birth to her son’s baby, after his wife was unable to carry her own child, despite the surrogate being in menopause.
Kayla Jones was just 17 when a benign tumor in her uterus forced her to undergo a partial hysterectomy, preventing her form being able to have children.
“When you’re 17, it doesn’t hit you as much that you can’t have children,” Mrs Jones, now 29, told InsideEdition.
“You’ve got prom and dates… what kind of cars people are driving, you know, that kind of teenager stuff.
“Then you fall in love and get married and say, ‘OK, I’m ready to start a family,’ and it all comes back around and hits you again,” the woman form Arkansas, US, said.
The couple explored surrogacy and adoption, but her mother-in-law Patty Resecker stepped in after a series of disappointments.
“I kept seeing Cody and Kayla kind of get sad and think, ‘What’s our next step?’” the grandmother said.
“I told Cody and Kayla that I would do it if I can.
“It's their baby; I was just the valet.”
Despite being in menopause, Ms Resecker learned she could have hormone injections in her first trimester to keep her and the baby in good health.
Once she became pregnant through IVF, Mrs Jones, a nurse, injected her mother-in-law daily.
Baby Kross was born on December 30, and has reportedly been doing well ever since.
The family documented their journey on a Facebook page Creating Baby Jones, which is filled with happy snaps as the excited family welcome their miracle baby.