A mum whose first husband died in a racing accident had a “miracle” daughter after finding love again and going through 14 rounds of IVF.
Adrienne Porter, 42, and her second husband John Rigley had spent about five years trying for a baby before their daughter Evie Lauren was conceived.
Until that moment of joy she had received almost 1,500 injections and been through frustration, doubt and heartbreak, at one point suffering a devastating miscarriage.
But the couple were finally able to welcome a child after using eggs that were donated by a close friend.
Adrienne told Daily Mail Australia that she and John, a 39-year-old veterinarian, immediately started trying for a baby after they got married in April 2012.
After four months with no success, she went to see a specialist and was told that her chances of conceiving naturally and using her own eggs were slim.
Adrienne, from the Gold Coast, said she refused to accept those odds at first, but decided she had to try a different approach after the 10th cycle failed.
She refused to give up and turned to the internet for help, writing an appeal for donor eggs on her blog. Read more