After Seven Years Of IVF ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, A Loving Aunt Has Become Mother To Her Own Niece’s Baby
ONLY AUNTIES can love you like a Mother, keep secrets like a Sister, and share love like a Friend.
After seven years of IVF ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ, a loving aunt has become mother to her own niece’s baby. 38-year-old Bethan Williams stepped in when her 33-year-old niece Shelley Badea was desperate to become a mum but couldn’t carry her child. Now, the mum-of-two helped make her dreams of a baby come true by giving birth to her own great niece – little Joanie Alina Badea – after seven years of IVF ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ.
Proud grandmother Lynne Casey, of Caernarfon, North Wales, thanked her sister Bethan for her ‘selfless’ act. ‘I can’t thank my sister enough for what she has done,’ she says. Lynne says it is hard to articulate her feelings, but she was really overjoyed. There’s not enough words to thank her really.Shelley dreamed of being a mum but couldn’t have a child after ʙᴀᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ ᴋɪᴅɴᴇʏ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ. Shelley and husband Mario welcomed their daughter on February 13 – but she will not be ʟᴇɢᴀʟʟʏ ʀᴇᴄᴏɢɴɪsᴇᴅ as Joanie’s mother until she’s six weeks old.
‘They used Shelley’s egg and Mario’s sample so it’s their baby but Bethan carried it for them, It has been so ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ because they’ve been doing IVF for seven years and we started to think it wasn’t going to work. Then on the last go it worked, it was their last chance.’say Lynne
According to Lynne, the auntie and niece duo are more like sister and their close bond helps a lot – including when Bethan sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇ ᴍᴏʀɴɪɴɢ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss.
‘Our mother died four years ago, so sadly didn’t get to meet Joanie, but even then Bethan gave up her job and her house to look after her. I would like her to know that she is a very special person and sister, auntie, the smile that she has put on all of our . She’s just given us all a happy ending and I can’t thank her enough.’”she add