Lisa Ray's happy announcement brightened up our feed this morning! The Canadian actress and TV show host announced the birth of her twin daughters with an adorable post on Twitter.
She welcomed Sufi and Soleil through surrogacy in June this year. She's a successful example that shows age does not stop you from having babies after a certain age.
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Via @bombaytimes: ‘Lisa narrated the tough and, at times, frustrating journey they had to undertake, “We hired an agency to help, had an unsuccessful attempt in Mexico, and spent a lot of money, emotional resources and sleepless nights. But as a cancer survivor, I firmly believe in overcoming the odds. And with my husband and a few close friends’ support, we hoped for the best. Finally, we settled on Georgia, where the surrogacy process is legal, transparent, regulated and overall beneficial for both sides. We relocated to Tbilisi for a few months for the birth.” The actress believes that she has successfully buried her old views that having kids would slow her down. Talking about her husband’s role in their journey, she said, “My husband and I are becoming parents in our mid-40s, which is also unconventional, but the right time for us. I love to see Jason with them, growing into his new role as a father, holding them, changing diapers, with a burp cloth I got him, which is embroidered with ‘Men Who Change Diapers, Change the World’.” Images @aligphoto MUH @jomakeupartist PR manager @bazinga_ent
In an interview with a leading daily, Lisa said, "I wanted to share our struggles and triumph. Having been open about my cancer journey and receiving so much unconditional support, sharing this moment of happiness feels right. Hopefully, our story can give hope to others who are struggling to have kids. Life throws you both challenges and miracles, and I’m unspeakably grateful for my miracle daughters."
The actress is a cancer survivor and did not have an easy pregnancy. She says, "My husband and I decided to pursue surrogacy. India was the obvious choice. We consulted a reputed fertility doctor, but a week before we could begin, India outlawed commercial surrogacy. We were crushed."
They later settled for Georgia, where surrogacy is legal, transparent and overall, a beneficial process for both sides.
Stand back world: here comes Soufflé (Sufi plus Soleil) My girls know the future is female. Thank you for all your support and blessings. Takes a village (and thank you @bombaytimes @Bazinga_Ent) pic.twitter.com/tsZmeAcr3M
— Lisa Ray (@Lisaraniray) September 17, 2018
She shared, "My husband and I are becoming parents in our mid-40s, which is also unconventional, but the right time for us. I love to see Jason with them, growing into his new role as a father, holding them, changing diapers, with a burp cloth I got him, which is embroidered with ‘Men Who Change Diapers, Change the World."
Many Bollywood celebs have also opted for surrogacy - SRK's youngest son, AbRam Khan; Sunny Leone's twin boys, Asher and Noah; Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao son, Azad Rao; and Karan Johar's twin babies, Yash and Roohi, have all been conceived through surrogacy.
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The Hollywood/Bollywood actress has been open about her journey, in hopes that encourages and inspires people with similar struggles. Congratulations, Lisa Ray and hope you have a happy motherhood ahead! <3
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