Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother

One Big Family: Tolland Woman Gives Birth To Sister’s Child

Source: Hartford Courant

Anna Howat offered to carry her sister Beth Gaudino’s baby after Gaudino and her husband, Justin, lost twins at 20 weeks. Charlotte Grace was born on Tuesday at Hartford Hospital fulfilling the Gaudino’s dream of becoming parents. Both families live in Tolland.

In a sixth-floor room at Hartford Hospital, Anna Howat cradled the niece she gave birth to Tuesday.

For the last nine months, Anna, 29, has carried the biological child of her sister and brother-in-law, who tried without success to have a child for years. And on Jan. 23, at 9:33 p.m., Charlotte Grace Gaudino came out of her aunt’s womb and screaming into the world.

Last April, Anna came to her sister, Beth Gaudino, with a proposition: Anna, who had struggled herself with fertility issues before giving birth to a daughter in 2015, was willing to carry her sister’s child.

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