Woman Fights to Be Impregnated with Dead Daughter’s Frozen Eggs


A 60-year-old British woman is fighting to be able to carry her dead daughter’s frozen eggs and give birth to her own grandchild.

According to the Guardian, the woman has been granted permission by a court of appeals to continue the fight after losing a previous legal case last year.

The unidentified woman’s 28-year-old daughter died in 2011 at the age of 28. The daughter – who did not have a partner – had her eggs frozen in 2008 after being diagnosed with cancer. Although the young woman had filled out paperwork to keep the eggs frozen for ten years, there were no instructions as to what to actually do with them in the case of death.

The woman’s mother claims to have discussed surrogacy with her late daughter and wants to bring the eggs to the U.S. to have them fertilized by a sperm donor.

If she winds up winning the case, the 60-year-old would become the first woman to ever get pregnant with her late daughter’s eggs.