May 17 was a very special day for Chalise Smith, 50, and her daughter, Kaitlyn Munoz, 25. Indeed, the mother of eight has volunteered to carry the child of her 25-year-old daughter. This date is the birth date of Chalise Smith’s granddaughter. Granddaughter that she carried in her womb. The baby’s name is Alayna Kait-Chalise Munoz.
Chalise Smith, owner of Hee Haw Farms carried the baby to term after in vitro fertilization. Genetically, the baby is the child of Kaitlyn and Miguel Munoz. Chalise Smith told Good Morning America that this decision was carefully considered. “I thought about it every day. I thought about it. I prayed about it, just wondering if it was a direction or a path for me, and before I even told Kaitlyn and Miguel or to my husband, I kept those thoughts to myself,” she said.
Her daughter couldn’t carry a child
The thing is, Kaitlyn Munoz, who lives in El Paso, Texas, has endometriosis. This is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus begins to grow in other places like the ovaries and fallopian tubes. This 25-year-old mother struggled for 3 years to be able to conceive a child, but in vain.
It was in 2019 that she and her husband decided to try a series of IVF, resulting in 4 embryos. After the implantation of 2 embryos, Kaitlyn Munoz became pregnant with her son, Callahan. Only, in January 2021, she learned that the autoimmune disease had damaged her kidneys and she would not be able to carry another pregnancy. Which led to this amazing situation.
Chalise Smith and his family © The Sun