In 2016, it turned out that Allen was unexpectedly pregnant with twins. Her fee from the family she was a surrogate for had already been upped when they discovered they would be having two children rather than just one. Allen happily carried through the surrogacy and gave birth to both children via cesarean section on December 12, 2016, at Riverside Community Hospital. One month later, she encountered yet another turn in the narrative when she learned some unanticipated information.
Only one of the infants actually had a biological connection to the other couple. The second child was biologically Allen’s because she and her husband, Wardell Jasper, conceived it while she was carrying a surrogate. What she mistook for a set of twins was actually two individual infants with distinct ancestries. A custody fight soon ensued shortly after as Allen worked on getting her biological kid back home and completing her gorgeous family.
Allen talked openly about the twists and turns that occurred after she gave birth to what she believed to be a pair of identical twins during an interview. “I was permitted an hour with the infants before they were discharged from the maternity unit,” Allen said. “It was included in my $35,000 contract.” She was only shown a picture of the babies because the biological parents for whom she had served as a surrogate did not permit it to happen. Allen then realized how drastically different they appeared.
It came out that their disparities went well beyond just how they looked. According to The New York Post, the two infants weren’t exactly twins but rather two individuals with different ancestries. While the other child was biologically related to the other couple, one was born to Allen and Jasper.
Allen conceived her own child naturally at the same time as she became pregnant with the other couple’s child through in vitro fertilization. According to Good Morning America, superfetation is an uncommon occurrence that happens when a woman continues to ovulate after getting pregnant, giving rise to two infants with distinct sets of parents and various gestational ages.
Allen sobbed as he admitted to Good Morning America, “I carried my own child and I didn’t know he was mine. Allen started a court battle to regain custody of one of the infants because she was the biological mother of one of them. The mother paid the other pair anywhere between $18,000 and $22,000 as “compensation,” and was able to win full legal custody of her son in February 2017, making her family entire once again.
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