Nollywood actress, Ini Edo explains the surrogacy process and the amount it cost; she spent…

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Ini Edo recently granted Stella Dimoko an interview while still on vacation Abroad. The actress who has always wanted to fulfill the dream of becoming a mother revealed how she had her child via surrogacy and how she spent so much on it. 

According to Ini Edo, the entire process of surrogacy was handled by one hospital where she had done it. The actress did not reveal the name of the hospital.

Furthermore, she rebuked those trying to attach her daughter’s paternity to her bosom friend, Kome whom she said is not the donor. According to Ini, she opted for a donor for her peace and that of her baby. It scares her so much when she sees banter and controversies between a woman and a man over a baby.

Ini Edo said she keeps more male friends than female friends because they are more relatable.

View excerpts from Ini Edo’s interview with Stella

– Ini, you recently allegedly welcomed a child through a surrogate mother. Can you confirm it and tell us why you chose this path? Please also tell us if you used your eggs as well.

 Wow! Here we go, Stella… Yes, I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The Eggs are mine and so genetically she’s my blood.

 I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother.

I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself .who knows.

-What is the process of surrogacy like?

The surrogacy process is quite expensive and starts with the stimulation process, egg retrieval, and insemination on the chosen surrogate which in my case was all handled strictly by the hospital.  

Would you recommend this route for all women trying to conceive naturally but finding it difficult?

 I would recommend surrogacy for anyone having difficulty conceiving …I had a series of miscarriages in the past but that wasn’t my reason for going this route. I still hope to carry babies In my womb in the future, God willing.

– How do you feel being a mother?

It is an awesome feeling and experience and as I watch my daughter grow every day, i am in awe of the miracles that God has sent my way and I am so thankful and grateful to be my daughter’s mother.

-Tell us about your baby’s father.

 I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind. Another major reason I opted for a donor is that it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums or when I see the man insisting he wants his child if things don’t work out between both parties… For me, it’s the fear of what that would mean for the child. Ideally, it’s marriage then children but we are not living in an ideal world.

I am not someone who allows any situation to control me. I make lemonades out of lemons thrown my way and have no regrets. Life itself is so fragile and short to be striving for perfection. I am well and capable of taking care of my child as I’ve been taking care of myself. I wanted a child and thank God for the options of surrogacy and donors…

-Were you avoiding talking about her?

 No, i was not, I was hoping to talk about her on her 1st birthday in a few months but mischief-makers beat me to it and spoilt the beautiful story with lies. The sad thing about this is dragging an innocent man Into something that has absolutely nothing to do with him. 

Stella, I naturally make friends better with guys than women… I do have a few female friends don’t get me wrong but I relate better with people who are older and way more experienced in life than I am. I relate with People who bring real value to my life .how many people can one possibly date? I have loads of Male friends, most of them, I am friends with their entire family including wives.

It is so sad that in Nigeria when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating…I mean make it make sense, Kome has been my friend for years and that’s what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story…… Anyone saying that he is the father of my daughter is a lie from the pit of hell.

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