A 45-year old NASA research scientist is in the news after she gave birth to a baby from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly two decades.
Kelly Burke was struggling to give birth naturally and had tried a number of different procedures without any success. In 2012 she heard about an Oregon couple who had undergone an IVF procedure at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area (RSC) more than 19 years ago in 1994 and were willing to donate their frozen embryos and decided to try it out, giving birth to a healthy baby boy named Liam James.
Officials at RSC said that both the couple and Kelly have decided on an open embryo adoption. "The embryo donors and Kelly agreed to have an open embryo adoption, which means her nine-month-old will one day have the chance to know his fraternal siblings who are now in their teens", the officials said.