June 6, 2023

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Twins are born… 30 years later

Twins are born... 30 years later

An Oregon family welcomed twins conceived 30 years ago.

Lydia and Timothy Ridgway were born on October 31. However, they were generated in vitro in April 1992.

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A couple trying to have children froze several embryos and donated them to the National Embryo Donation Center at a lab on the US West Coast until 2007.

Rachel and Philip Ridgeway moved to the organization earlier in the year to expand their family.

“When we heard about embryo adoption, we thought it was something we had to do,” Philip Ridgeway told CNN.

“We weren’t looking to have the world’s ‘oldest’ embryos. We wanted those who waited longer.

Lydia and Timothy may indeed be children born from embryos frozen in record time.

From 2020, Molly Gibson holds this “record”. When she was born 27 years after her conception.

“It’s crazy to think about it. I was only 5 years old when God gave life to Lydia and Timothy. And he saved those lives until then,” said Philip Ridgeway.

“If they are young they are our big children,” added the man, who is already a father to four children aged two to eight.

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