A married couple wanted to have a baby but the wife could not carry a child to term.
So they recruited and hired a surrogate mother. Crystal Kelley was a single mother who had just lost her job as a maid. They offered her twenty thousand dollars to carry their embryo for nine months, deliver the baby, to hand over to them. She agreed to the deal. Kelley needed the money and she would be helping a couple have a baby of their own.
There were some morally problematic aspects to this process. They fertilized several embryos. I have no idea how many were implanted but I suspect some were thrown out. Sadly, this is done routinely.
But, in any case, doctors inserted some embryos and one implanted in Kelley’s uterus. She was pregnant and everyone was happy. The couple would call her every day to see how she was doing.
And then everything went sideways. Life News reports: