A Chinese-American mother who said ethnicity is not important after conceiving her third child at 50 via IVF using white sperm and egg donors has given birth to her son’s twin two years later, aged 53, after miracle IVF treatment.
Single mother Lan Ma, from Pennsylvania, has two teenage children Thomas, 19, and Tyler, 17, and gave birth to Toby, now two, in June 2019 after conceiving via IVF.
Lan previously revealed how she and her family felt the ethnicity of the child was not important as long as there was a history of good family health and decided to use Caucasian egg and sperm donors to conceive Toby.
The project manager, who has raised all her children alone and is often mistaken for her two-year-old son Toby’s grandmother, has since given birth to his biological sibling Tara on November 19, who was also conceived using egg and sperm donations.
According to Lan, her friends had a lot of doubts about her being pregnant so late in life, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dreams and achieving her goals!
Lan said: “I am in good shape and extremely healthy so the pregnancy was perfect. I didn’t have any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs despite my age. To me, age is just a number.”
“I thought I was lucky with Toby as he is a happy boy who never cries and Tara is the exact same. They look almost identical, they have the same color hair and their noses are the same.”
Lan Ma has spent a total of approximately $30,000 on her IVF treatment and frozen embryo transfer. She works from home, living with her family in a happy and cheerful home. She never had any plans to date or be with anyone, she just wanted to have children around her, and she wants to see them flourish and grow throughout her lifespan.
Lan spoke about her life further, saying: “I have no concerns about being in my 70s when they are in their 20s. There are no reasons for me to believe I will be frail and ᴡᴇᴀᴋ as I am healthier now than I was in my 30s. I eat well, exercise and meditate daily which has changed my temperament to be always peaceful and calm.”
This story shows that nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams if you put all of your efforts and heart into them.