Nollywood actress Ini Edo welcomed her daughter a year ago through surrogacy.
In an interview with Stella Dimoko Korkus, Edo spoke about how she is scared of baby daddy drama.
“I opted for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind. Ideally, it should be marriage before children but we are not living in an ideal world. Another reason I opted for a donor is because it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby on public forums or when I see the man insisting that he wants his child if things do not work out between both parties. "
"For me, it is the fear of what that would mean for the child. I am not someone who allows any situation control me. I make lemonades out of lemons thrown my way and have no regrets. Life itself is so fragile and short to be striving for perfection. I am well and capable of taking care of my child as I have been taking care of myself. I wanted a child and I thank God for the options of surrogacy and donors.”
The actress added that she has frozen her eggs and would use them just incase she wants more kids.
“Yes, I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. I was hoping to talk about her on her first birthday which comes in a few months but mischief-makers beat me to it and spoilt the beautiful story with lies. The eggs are mine, so genetically, she is my blood. I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”