Best Christmas Gift: Baby Born from 24-year-old Frozen Embryo

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Tina and Benjamin Gibson, a couple who thought they would never become parents naturally, received their best gift ever. Tina Gibson, 26, gave birth to her daughter, Emma, in November. But, as CNN reports, baby Emma is the result of an embryo frozen in October 1992 — only one year after her mother was born.

Nexter shares with you this incredible story.

Tennessee couple got married 7 years ago and as they are not able to have kids they were thinking about the adoption. Later they decided to take a chance at having a family at the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, a faith-based clinic that specializes in embryo donation and adoption.

Little Emma Wren was conceived in 1992, the same year Tina was born.

“Do you realize that I’m 25 years old? If the baby was born when it was supposed to born, we could have been best friends,” Emma’s mother, Tina Gibson, told local NBC affiliate WBIR.

Emma was born healthy, weighing six pounds, eight ounces, according to CNN.

“I just wanted a baby. I don’t care if it’s a world record or not,” Gibson said.

“People say, ‘oh it’s science,’ but no I think it’s a gift from the Lord. It’s a gift from the Lord, for sure,” Tina Gibson told NBC local affiliate WBIR. They call baby-girl the “best gift ever.”

Frozen Embryo Record?

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Source: WBIR

Some experts said there is a possibility little Emma set a record as the oldest frozen embryo has resulted in a live birth. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to confirm as the fertility clinic records are private and there are no official databases on the ages of embryos when transferred to a woman’s uterus.

“I think it is probably fair to say if it is not the oldest, it would be among the oldest,” said Dr. David Adamson, CEO of Arc Fertility in San Jose, California.

“I think she looks pretty perfect to have been frozen all those years ago,” Emma’s dad, Benjamin Gibson, said in a statement.

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Tina and Benjamin Gibson, a couple who thought they would never become parents naturally, received their best gift ever. Tina Gibson, 26, gave birth to her daughter, Emma, in November. But, as CNN reports, baby Emma is the result of an embryo frozen in October 1992 — only one year after her mother was born.
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