Becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful experiences in the life of any woman. When giving birth, there’s usually a significant age gap between mothers and their children. The age that women become mothers has been going down in most countries but usually varies. Most women give birth between the ages of 20-35.
There are records that some people would not like to see broken. Like the youngest mother for example. According to the record books, the record for the youngest mother ever belongs to Lina Medina. She had a baby at just five years old. That’s right! Five years, seven months and 21 days old. This took place back in 1939, and it was as odd then as it is today.
How did this happen? Well, Lina experienced early onset puberty. Law enforcement tried to get to the bottom of it, but Lina would not tell who the father was. Her father was arrested as a suspect but was later set free when it was proven that he had not fathered her baby. She had an extensive list of tests performed on her and her medical records were scrutinized to look for the answer. It was found that she had gotten her period at 2 years and 8 months.
Of course, this is an extreme case for age gaps. When age gaps go any lower than 18, it starts to get outrageous. Well, one new mother in Tennessee has broken this age gap record. There are a mere eighteen months that separate her and her daughter. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no. Don’t worry, no minors are in this story.
And no, this news is not fake. It is as real as it can get. So, how could something like this happen? The answer to this question is simple, but the process of how this baby in question found herself with her new parents isn’t. The baby is the product of an embryo who was frozen. She was conceived in 1992 and then frozen.
Her new parents, 26-year-old Tina and 33-year-old Benjamin Gibson had not been able to conceive a child naturally. The reason: Benjamin suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. This is a rare genetic disorder which affects a person’s lungs. The lungs are not the only organs that can become affected. The person can also experience infertility.
They were desperate to start a family. They had considered becoming foster parents, and gave it a try but did not work for them. So, how were they able to adopt an embryo? Click on the video to find the details!