Mother, 50, becomes a surrogate for her daughter

Mother, 50, becomes a surrogate for her daughter

Kaitlyn Munoz, 25, has thanked her mother for giving her the best gift ever - a daughter.

Mother becomes surrogate to her daughter
Mother becomes surrogate to her daughter / Instagram

A 50-year-old mother has been hailed an angel after she gave birth to her own grandchild. 

When doctors diagnosed Kaitlyn Munoz (25) with endometriosis and, later, Sjögren’s syndrome, the idea of her ever carrying another life became too risky. 

However, Kaitlyn and her husband were determined that they wanted to have another child. The couple opted for IVF. 

This is when her mother, Chalise Smith, became an answer to their prayers and offered to be a surrogate. 

Chalise gave birth to baby girl, Alayna Kait-Chalise Munoz, on May 17. 

Kaitlyn took to Instagram to express how grateful she is to her mom for the gift of her daughter. 

"What an amazing experience the last 24 hours have been. I am at a loss of words. My mom is a living angel and brought us another blessing earth side and we are in LOVE. When my mom offered to be our surrogate it just felt so right. My mom did so amazing through out the pregnancy and we had an amazing delivery experience. Grateful for my mom and her selflessness in this journey," she wrote on Instagram. 

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Chalise also shared how the journey of surrogacy has been for her. 

She says although there was fear and doubt, what kept her going was love. 

"Alayna is one week! As I have reflected on my surrogacy journey this past week, I have been reminded of many things I experienced along the way. Many emotions and feelings played a role in the journey. Excitement, fear, faith, hope, anticipation, doubt, joy and undoubtedly LOVE," she wrote on Instagram. 

She says the decision came as a result of prayer. 

"Sixteen months ago, when I learned that Kaitlyn would not be able to have another pregnancy, the thought came to me that I should carry the last two embryos they had. Never did I think I would experience something like this or have a baby at 50! I needed to make sure I wasn’t making an emotional choice so before I shared the idea with Kyle or Kaitlyn & Miguel, I needed to know if this was the right choice. As I turned to my Heavenly Father and Savior, through prayer and always pondering my choice in my heart, there were countless moments of guidance and confirmations that this path was a path for me," she wrote on Instagram. 

The 50-year-old says she is grateful for the experience. 

"I am truly grateful for the experience I have had and for my testimony that has been strengthened that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are very aware of me and love me! I know this without a doubt. I have seen His hand in my life. This sweet little girl has already brought so much joy into our lives and she will continue to be a blessing and joy, especially, to her parents and brother Callahan. She is a miracle. God lives, loves us and will always guide and comfort us if we turn to Him!"

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See photos of the family together below. 

Image courtesy of Instagram

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