Amber and Jerry Lacey struggled for years to get pregnant. They chose not to try in vitro fertilization. A friend later told them about embryo adoption.
After 9 years of trying to have a baby, Amber Lacey finally became pregnant through emrbyo adoption. "We came in for that six week ultrasound and there was a flicker of a heart beat, and I just couldn't believe it," she said.
Amber Lacey holds up a sonogram of son, Sawyer. She became pregnant through embryo adoption. "The fact that with embryo donation was I could carry my adopted child," she said. "And I thought, 'Wow, that's a really cool concept.'"
Amber and Jerry Lacey pose with Dr. Jeffrey Keenan of the National Embryo Donation Center in Farragut.
Amber Lacey and her husband, Jerry, celebrate their newborn son, Sawyer. "He was healthy," she said. "The first cries were the best sound I'd ever heard."
Amber Lacey with husband, Jerry, and son, Sawyer.
Amber Lacey poses with her husband and son. "It feels so good to finally be a mom," she said. "Just to be one of them."