Couple may be pregnant after embryo donation from Mt. Juliet family

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee woman says she is “pregnant until proven otherwise” after receiving a donation of frozen embryos.

In December 2014, Angel Watts of Mt. Juliet took to Facebook to find and select a couple to adopt her six remaining frozen embryos.

Watts wasn’t going to settle when it came to giving her embryos up.

“We prefer someone who has been married several years in a steady loving relationship, strong Christian background, and who does not already have kids, but wants a boat load,” the Facebook post read.

Rayn Galloway (L) and Angel Watts (R)
Rayn Galloway (L) and Angel Watts (R)

Within a matter of days, Rayn and Richard Galloway, of Nameless, Tennessee, were selected to be the recipient family of Watts’ embryos.

Since then, the embryos have been transferred to Ms. Galloway.

Three of the embryos were thawed and one did not survive. The other two were implanted.

The procedure took place at the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville.

News 2’s sister station WATE in Knoxville was in the room with a camera rolling during the procedure.

Now, Rayn Galloway is scientifically pregnant.

“We know that there were live embryos that were conceived and they are in my womb,” Galloway told News 2 via Skype from her home near Granville.

“So yes, at this point, I am pregnant. And I am going to celebrate every day that I am pregnant, whether it’s two weeks or ten months,” she continued.

Galloway told News 2 there’s about a 50 percent chance that the embryos decide to stick.

If they do, there’s about a 50 percent chance they’ll have one child and 30 percent chance of twins.

There are still three frozen embryos left to be transferred at some point.

However many kids the Galloways have, they’ll be biological siblings with the donor mother’s children.

Both families plan to stay close and grow up like cousins, but they’ll also know they are genetic siblings.

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