Twins from embryos frozen for 30 years were born in the United States

This is a new record in the duration of freezing an embryo, the previous being 27 years. Lydia and Timothy, twins born on October 31 near Portland, have waited more than 30 years!

Their embryos had been frozen in April 1992 at the request of a couple who had used a surrogate mother. During an in vitro fertilization procedure, supernumerary embryos are sometimes frozen. They can then be given to another couple or used for medical research.

Four naturally conceived siblings

Rachel and Philip Ridgeway, already parents of four other naturally conceived children aged 2 to 8, wanted to welcome children born by in vitro fertilization into their family. “We never thought of a specific number of children that we would like to have, explained the happy dad to CNN. We always thought we would have as much as God wants to give us, and… when we heard about embryo adoption, we thought it was something we would like to do”.

Very religious, the parents specify that they did not seek “to obtain the embryos which have been frozen the longest in the world”, but that they wanted to welcome “those who had been waiting for the longest”.

And they have fun: “In a sense, they are our oldest children, even if they are the smallest! »

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