Utah mother, 58, set to give birth to first grandchild

01/10/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Utah – A Utah mother set to give birth to her first grandchild is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Julia Navarro, 58, will give birth to the baby in a few weeks.

Navarro’s daughter Lorena McKinnon, 32, said she endured multiple miscarriages prior to looking for a surrogate. Navarro offered to step in after a friend and sister who considered carrying the baby for her decided not to.

Navarro is quoted as stating to The Salt Lake Tribune, “As a family, we have to help each other.”

McKinnon is further quoted as stating of counseling they were required to undergo with the surrogacy arrangement, “The psychologists wanted to make sure we knew what we were getting into — that we were mentally prepared… Mostly, surrogacy contracts are with people you don’t know. It was weird to have a contract with my mom.”

Utah law requires that surrogates be at least 21, financially stable, and have given birth at least once prior.

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