Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has spoken up about having a child through surrogacy and how wonderful it feels to be a mother.
Ini Edo apparently received a baby girl through surrogacy with her baby daddy, and the couple is no longer on speaking terms.
Ini Edo confirmed the news of her baby in a recent interview with Stella Dimoko Korkus, indicating that the eggs belong to her and that the kid is genetically her blood.
Ini Edo, on the other hand, refused to reveal the sperm donor, claiming that her baby’s safety is her top priority and that being a mother is a great feeling.
The following is an excerpt from the interview:
Could you please confirm this and explain why you picked this path? Please also let us know if you used your eggs.
Wow! Here we go Stella.. 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.
–Tell us about your baby’s father.
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…
Were you avoiding talking about her?
No i was not, I was hoping to talk about her on her 1st birthday in a few months but mischief makers beat me to it and spoilt the beautiful story with lies. The sad thing about this is dragging an innocent man Into something that has absolutely nothing to do with him.
Stella, I naturally make friends better with guys than women.. I do have a few female friends dont get me wrong but i relate better with people who are older and way more experienced in life than i am.
How do you feel being a mother?
It is an awesome feeling and experience and as I watch my daughter grow every day, i am in awe of the miracles that God has sent my way and I am so thankful and grateful to be my daughters mother.