Melissa Kayser wanted to be a mom more than anything.
But after nine miscarriages, failed fertility treatments and in vitro fertilization, the 33-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, resident didn’t think motherhood was in the cards.
“I was devastated because you think as women we are literally born to do one thing and that’s to reproduce and when you can’t do that one thing you feel like a failure,” Kayser told InsideEdition.com.
Doctors suggested a surrogate might be the best option, but Kayser said she didn’t know if she “could emotionally handle another woman being able to carry my child.”
But her feelings changed when that other woman turned out to be her older sister, Lisa Auten, 35.
Auten offered to be the surrogate in a semi-serious way.
“It actually started as a joke. And it just kind of snowballed from there,” Auten told Omaha station KETV.
Kayser elaborated with a laugh: “She tries to…
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