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5 Amazing Surrogacy Stories


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Teresa Anderson
Teresa Anderson, the first surrogate to deliver quintuplets, declined her fee.
Teresa Anderson, the first surrogate to deliver quintuplets, declined her fee.
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Teresa Anderson knew that agreeing to be a surrogate mother for Luisa Gonzalez and Enrique Moreno was a serious undertaking. It obviously isn't easy to carry a child for nine months and then have to give the baby up, no matter how mentally prepared you are. But no one had any idea exactly how risky this task would turn out to be -- Anderson, as it turned out, got pregnant with quintuplets. On April 26, 2005, she delivered five boys -- more than 18 pounds of babies -- apparently making her the first surrogate mother to give birth to quintuplets. Even more amazingly, she declined her $15,000 fee, saying that Gonzalez and Moreno would need the money more than she would.


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