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Actress Lisa Ray welcomes twin daughters via surrogacy, view pics
Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray is happy with the way her personal life is shaping up. The actress announced to her fans on the social media that she and her husband Jason Dehni have become parents to twin daughters born through surrogacy.
Sharing the news on her Instagram handle Lisa wrote, “Jason and I have chosen to share the intimate story of our surrogacy journey as a way to normalize and embrace fertility possibilities for everyone. It’s not easy but achievable,” she wrote. “Takes a village, and I am grateful for all your love and support (I’m going to be leaning on some of you for mama night outs and baby-sitting backup as I complete my book),” she continued.
Check out the first pics of Lisa’s twin daughters shared by her here:
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Via @bombaytimes: ‘The actress says she wanted to share her story to clear the myths around surrogacy. “I wanted to share our struggles and triumph. Having been open about my cancer journey and receiving so much unconditional support, sharing this moment of happiness feels right. Hopefully, our story can give hope to others who are struggling to have kids. Life throws you both challenges and miracles, and I’m unspeakably grateful for my miracle daughters,” she said. So, what plans does she have for her girls in future? “I will teach my girls to be resilient, strong, open, and that they can achieve anything they set their hearts on. There are no boundaries, except the ones in our minds and children have no idea of what they can and cannot achieve. Bringing up the next generation to be kind is the greatest chance we have for a better future. I can’t resist whispering in their tiny ears — ‘The Future is Female’,” she asserted.’ Images @aligphoto MUH @jomakeupartist PR manager @bazinga_ent
Lisa, who first shot to fame when she starred in the music video of late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song, ‘Aafreen Aafreen’, went on to star in films such as ‘Kasoor’, ‘Water’. The actress was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009 but after a year-long battle was declared cancer-free. Unfortunately, she relapsed right after her wedding though she is much better now.
She also revealed that due to her cancer diagnosis she could not carry children and therefore she and her husband made the decision to pursue surrogacy. As surrogacy was outlawed in India their dream was fulfilled in Georgia, ‘where the surrogacy process is legal, transparent, regulated and overall beneficial for both sides.’
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Courtesy @bombaytimes: ‘Lisa shared, “Every new phase of life challenges my openness and the ability to adapt with each new experience.” Lisa and Jason have named their daughters Sufi — the mystic — and Soleil — the French word for ‘sun’. They were born via surrogacy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June. “It has been an arduous and interesting experience. Having been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a form of blood cancer) in 2009, which requires me to be on a lifelong dose of medication, pre-empted the possibility for me to carry children myself. Fortunately, technology has progressed where there are choices and new possibilities for having children. My husband and I decided to pursue surrogacy. India was the obvious choice. We consulted a reputed fertility doctor, but a week before we could begin, India outlawed commercial surrogacy. We were crushed. While I understand the pressing need to regulate the industry and prevent exploitation of surrogate mothers, it was a case of literally throwing out the baby with the bath water. But, I was determined. My husband and I were advised we could continue the process in India and that there were ‘ways’. But we did not want to bring our children into the world under a cloud of uncertainty,” she said.’ Image @aligphoto MUH @jomakeupartist PR manager @bazinga_ent
Speaking to the Times of India, Lisa said that “At the moment, my life is full of cascading emotions, attempting to coordinate feeding, napping and play schedules while juggling work, self-care, travel and time with friends, family, and my hubby. My life has been full of crazy adventures, but right now, I’m experiencing a new level of anarchy and love. I can’t wait to bring our daughters to our home in Mumbai.”
We Congratulate Lisa Ray and her husband on the arrival of their cute daughters.
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