Wanting children but dealing with infertility can be incredibly difficult. Carolyn and Sean Savage, already parents to three children, have struggled with fertility issues in recent years. Despite attempts and miscarriages, they turned with hope to in vitro fertilization (IVF). Their IVF journey took an unexpected turn when they learned their embryos had been mixed by mistake. Carolyn, who unknowingly carried another woman’s embryo, was faced with a heartbreaking decision.
Although she was told it was her last chance to get pregnant, she chose to give the baby to her biological parents. The Savages contacted the biological parents, Shannon and Paul Morrell, and Carolyn gave birth to a baby boy, Logan, by cesarean section. Although Logan was not biologically theirs, Carolyn described him as “their son” and expressed the difficulty of handing him over to his biological parents. In 2011, the couple announced the joyful news of expecting twins, Isabella and Reagen, via surrogate.
These “miracle twins” brought happiness after the challenges they faced with Logan’s situation. In a surprising turn of events in 2014, Carolyn, who was suffering from infertility, discovered she was pregnant at the age of 45. Baby Nicholas Winton Savage is born, expanding the family to eight members. The Savages’ story is a testament to the resilience, love and unexpected joys that can come after facing profound challenges.