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Welsh gran, 57, becomes oldest surrogate in UK

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Pamela Butler, surrogate mum at 57This six-month-old bundle of joy is the most wonderful gift Pamela Butler could have ever given her daughter.

His name is Josef and, while 57-year-old Pamela has entered the record books by giving birth to the blue-eyed boy, he will always know her as Gran.

She carried him in her own womb for her daughter and son-in-law Nichola and Mathew Pagett after her daughter discovered she was unable to carry a baby.

And this overwhelming gesture of love makes her the oldest known surrogate mum in Britain today.

Pamela, from Blackwood, said: “I wanted to help Nichola more than anything – it was the greatest gift I could give her.”

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on WalesOnline.co.uk
Read more: Welsh gran becomes oldest surrogate in UK for her daughter
Originally posted on February 27, 2011.


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Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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