Brittany Daniel has welcomed a baby girl after her twin sister, Cynthia Daniel, donated her eggs.
As much as siblings may argue and fight, when it comes down to it they would do anything for each other.
As identical twins and star of Sweet Valley High, Brittany and Cynthia Daniel have proved.
Brittany Daniels has welcomed a baby girl after her sister Cynthia donated her eggs.
Back in 2011, Brittany was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Following her recovery, Brittany began thinking that she had a “new lease on life” and decided that she “was ready to find a partner and have a child,” People.
Unfortunately though, following a meeting with a fertility specialist, Brittany learned that her chances of falling pregnant on her own would be slim.
However, when Cynthia found out, she decided to give her sister the greatest gift and donate her eggs.
Speaking with the outlet, Cynthia explained: “I saw it as such a simple gift I could give to her. I know Brittany would do it in a split second for me. And we’ve always shared everything, so why not this?”
Brittany and her partner, Adam Touni, then had 3 unsuccessful IVF attempts using Cynthia’s eggs, at which point Brittany “thought I might have to wrap my head around not being a mom in this lifetime.”
However, in another attempt, the couple decided to still use Cynthia’s eggs, but to try surrogacy and eventually, they welcomed their daughter, Hope Rose, in October 2021.
Recalling meeting her daughter, Brittany said: “I just let out this primal cry. The entire room was bawling because they just all knew what we had been through.”
And finally, a couple of months later due to coronavirus, Cynthia was able to meet her niece.
“I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel at first, what emotions would come up,” she told the outlet. “But I just felt like the aunt. And that is really special.”
Brittany has considered expanding her family in the future but for now she is enjoying motherhood which is “better than I ever thought it could be.”
“My sister made my dreams come true,” she said.