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Maine woman gives birth to grandson

Aug. 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM   |   Comments

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A Maine woman recently gave birth to her grandson, serving as a surrogate womb for her daughter's baby.

Linda Sirois, 49, of Madawaska delivered 7 lb., 14 oz. Madden Brian Hebert Aug. 17 at a hospital in Presque Isle, the Bangor Daily News reported. Madden is the first child for Sirois' daughter Angel Hebert, 25, and her husband Brian, 29.

"She is amazing," Angel Hebert, who could not carry the baby because of a heart condition, said of her mother. "I couldn't have asked for a better mother. It's such a great and selfless gift she has given us. She brought her grandson into the world and we now have our beautiful baby boy. We are all super excited."

Sirois said becoming a surrogate mother for her daughter was an easy decision for her to make.

"I couldn't see them going through life without a child, while I am capable of helping them," she said. "It's only nine months for me to give them a child for life. I knew it could be done. I had heard of a 60-year-old grandmother serving as a surrogate for her grandchild, so I knew it was possible."

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