Newborn Madden Hebert is a totally healthy, normal baby. Except for the fact that he's his own uncle!
When Madden's mother Angel found out that her heart condition made it unsafe for her to carry a baby to term, she and her husband were devastated. Angel says:
"It was pretty disappointing and we were pretty upset about it. But we kind of had an idea that it was a possibility and, all along, my mother was saying, 'I'm here and I can carry for you.' I guess we didn't really take her seriously."
But Angel's mother Linda Sirois was serious as the heart attack Angel was trying to avoid. After a few consultations with doctors, the desperate couple agreed to let Linda be their surrogate!
Apparently Mother knows best!
Linda got pregnant with little Madden using her daughter's fertilized egg on the first try, and 9 months later, a perfectly normal miracle of modern science was born.
But was it easy for Linda to give up her
son grandson? She says:
"I just saw it as I was babysitting for a few months. It was their child all along. It was just a room for rent."
We don't remember that chapter from The Babysitters Club!
[Image via Heberts.]