Kayla Jones, 29, from Texarkana, Arkansas, just wanted to start a family with her husband, Cody. She underwent a partial hysterectomy when she was just 17, which made it difficult for her to have children and could have caused serious problems during her pregnancy.

The answer was to find a woman who could bear her child. “I didn’t have to have my ovaries removed to have a real baby, but I can’t carry one myself,” she told Love What Matters. For this reason, we had to use a substitute child.


After unsuccessful attempts to find a suitable candidate, the couple decides to look closer at home. Kayla said, “My husband and I got married in 2012, and my mother-in-law always laughed about the fact that she was our surrogate.” “After many of our surrogate elections failed, we started paying more attention to my mother-in-law.”
After much testing, research, and the skepticism of doctors,

Cody’s mother, Patty, was cleared to carry the couple’s child to term. It didn’t work the first time. “We were devastated but decided to try again,” she said. “We found out in May 2017 that we are pregnant!

Seven months later, Kross Allen Jones, a boy, was born by cesarean section. “I can’t believe this wonderful thing. Getting him through surrogacy wasn’t always easy, and it wasn’t easy at all for Patty, but now that she’s here, all the hard days have been worth it.”

Since everything went so well, do you want to try again and have a brother for Kross? “Right now, it’s hard to say if we’ll have more. I would like to have a large family, but it will be difficult to repay this debt. We also talked about adoption in the future, but that costs money too; we’ll just give it to God and he’ll show us what to do. Said Kayla

Kayla found it interesting to see how people reacted to her family’s happy, if somewhat strange, history. “Most people liked our story. Some people find it “weird,” but if they knew how to do it, maybe it wouldn’t seem so weird,” Kayla said

who was the hero of the day? “Patty is great! He’ll be back to work in a week. She says she feels lucky to have had the chance to make the trip. She was so wonderful.” The story has a happy ending as Kross is healthy and sleeping well. Kayla told Bored Panda, “I would like to add that our whole family has been amazing.” I love seeing Kross with all his grandparents.”

Scroll down to see photos of Kayla, Cody, Patty, and Kross.

This would seem like an ordinary family photoshoot until you notice the signs

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

Kayla and Cody had been searching for a surrogate mother with no success

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Kayla Jones

Until her mother-in-law, 50-year-old Patty Resecker, volunteered for the challenge

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Kayla Jones

“After much testing, my mother-in-law was cleared to carry our baby!”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

Here is the fateful moment when the plan finally took off

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Kayla Jones

The next to know was the mother-in-law herself

Who, 7 months later, was expecting a healthy child

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

An occasion that they marked with a heartwarming photoshoot

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

“My ovaries did not have to be removed so I am still able to have a child biologically mine, but I am unable to carry the child myself”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

“My husband and I married in 2012 and my mother-in-law always joked about being our surrogate”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

“After a couple of our surrogate options did not work out, we started to take my mother-in-law more seriously”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

“In May 2017 we found out we were pregnant!”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Helms Photography

“I am so amazed at this sweet miracle. Having him via surrogacy was not always easy, and definitely not easy for Patty, but having him here makes all the hard days worth it”

Mom Carries Her Son's Baby And The Story Behind It Is Beautiful

Image credits: Kayla Jones