BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – Couples who have struggled for years to have a baby are banking on something new to get pregnant.
The Michigan Egg Bank allows women to conceive using frozen eggs from anonymous donors. And those facing health crises like cancer can freeze their own eggs and allow them to be thawed at a later date after they complete chemotherapy, radiation or other treatments that might damage or destroy the eggs.
Bill Vanderworp and his wife Julie of Commerce Township tried for 13 years to get pregnant before finally having their son Kent using an anonymous egg donor.
“It’s taken 13 years to get here and a lot of emotion, but here we are, and our little guy is our world now,” said Vanderworp.