Nigerians have congratulated Nollywood actress, Ini Edo after becoming a mother for the first time as she confirmed welcoming a baby girl.
Ini Edo told blogger, Stella Dimoko Korkus in an interview that she had a child through surrogacy. Reacting to this on Instagram, some IG users remarked that marriage is overrated as one does not necessarily need to marry to have a child.
In her words,
“Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The Eggs are mine and so genetically she’s my blood.
I chose this path to fulfil my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself, who knows.”
I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind. Another major reason I opted for a donor is because it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums or when I see the man insisting he wants his child if things dont work out between both parties.. For me it’s the fear of what that would mean for the child .Ideally, its marriage then children but we are not living in an ideal world.
I am not someone who allows any situation to control me. I make lemonades out of lemons thrown my way and have no regrets. Life itself is so fragile and short to be striving for perfection. I am well and capable of taking care of my own child as I’ve been taking care of myself. I wanted a child and thank God for the options of surrogacy and donors…
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