In season four of “Fuller House,” fans were stunned when, in a heartwarming turn of events, one character offered to be the surrogate for a friend who wanted a child (no spoilers!).
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Though this plotline left many people in awe, the scenario hit incredibly close to home for stage mom Kacy Andrews.
Kacy is the proud mom of Dashiell and Fox Messitt, the 6-year-old twin brothers who played the role of Tommy Fuller Jr. on the popular Netflix series.
Before she became the mother of these two beautiful boys, Kacy and her husband, Jack Messitt, spent years struggling with infertility. They even endured six unsuccessful attempts at artificial insemination. Eventually, they decided to adopt their oldest son Sawyer, but three to four years later, Kacy still had a deep desire to reopen the door and attempt to get pregnant again. To their disappointment, they ran into the same difficulties the second time around.
Then one night, Kacy was at dinner with a longtime friend named Inez Venus-Contreras. Kacy and Inez met nearly 30 years ago through the Big Sisters of Los Angeles program, spending time together every week and quickly becoming like family.
On that fateful night, Kacy opened up to Inez about her struggles with infertility and the three frozen embryos she and Jack had left.
“I was telling her the whole saga of me trying to get pregnant again, and out of the blue she said, ‘I would totally have a baby for you,'” Kacy told People.
The mom was left speechless. She initially wondered if this was an impulsive response on Inez’s part, but she wouldn’t be able to get the idea out of her head until she knew for sure.
“As she was getting ready to leave, I said, ‘Would you really have a baby for me?’ and she said, ‘Yes, I totally mean it,'” Kacy explained.
After Inez had some time to think it over and make sure she was comfortable moving forward with such a generous commitment, the two of them completed a month of medical testing and signed the paperwork.
They made the decision to inseminate Inez with a single embryo to minimize the chance of her having twins, which could impose added risks for both the babies and Inez.
But as Kacy put it on Instagram, “Well God had other plans….”
A touching video captured the moment that Kacy and Jack received the news that they would be having twins. They were absolutely overwhelmed in the best way possible!
Inez continued carrying the precious twins through the rest of her pregnancy, and on December 5, 2014, Dashiell and Fox were introduced to the world!
Seven months later, Kacy, who had 30 years’ experience as a producer in the entertainment industry, decided to get her twins an agent. She was partially motivated by a desire to ease the shock of adding two more college education funds to their financial plan.
It didn’t take long for the two boys to hit the lottery!
“When we came out with the producers, there was a room full of twin boys and I thought, ‘Oh my God, we were the first seen, we’re never going to get this,'” Kacy said. “Later that night I got a call, ‘They want to book your twins!’ That was another shock.”
After five seasons on the show, Kacy and Jack realize how lucky their boys have been. But in the end, they know that they’re the really lucky ones.
“I would say destiny has a plan for them and we’re just along for the ride,” Kacy said.
Of course, she knows they might never have made it to this point if it hadn’t been for Inez’s remarkable generosity and love!
“I just hope that for women struggling with infertility, that they know that there’s so many different options,” Kacy added. “And I just hope that if somebody really has a dream of building a family, they shouldn’t give up on that dream.”
Watch Kacy and Jack find out they’re pregnant with twins in the video below, and share this heartwarming story with a friend who has a miracle baby of their own.
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