Lance Bass isn’t ready to give up on his dream to be a dad.
The *NSYNC star and husband Michael Turchin revealed that they lost a baby boy after their ninth round of in vitro fertilization, or IVF, but they are hoping to proceed with their tenth egg donor.
According to Wikipedia, “In vitro fertilization is a process of fertilization where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro. The process involves removing an ovum or ova from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a liquid in a laboratory.”
Lance says that he’s been dreaming of becoming a dad from a very young age growing up in Mississippi. After tying the knot with artist Michael in 2014, the couple have been trying relentlessly to have a baby. Up until now, their egg donors had been unsuccessful at conceiving.
So, you can imagine how thrilled the couple was when they learned that their ninth egg donor had been successful. After learning they had a baby boy on the way, Lance immediately started dreaming of the child’s future.
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Unfortunately, the joy didn’t last for long. After eight weeks, they received word that their surrogate miscarried. This is something that Lance says “happens to pretty much everyone when you’re going through IVF.”
“I didn’t even know that as we were going through this, but we’ve met so many great couples who have the same story,” he continued. “So, you do feel a lot of support knowing other people have gone through it.”
Lance admits that, although he tried not to get his hopes up too early when “anything can happen at any time, especially in those first few weeks when there’s a huge possibility that the [embryos] won’t stick,” he still couldn’t help but “imagine who they’re going to be like, who they might marry, and all kinds of stuff.”
It’s understandable that overcoming the disappointment is a difficult process, but don’t start looking for the 7 signs of depression just yet. Lance and Michael are still in good spirits. The couple says they haven’t lost hope yet, and they’re not giving up. Lance says that he and his husband know that “everything happens for a reason,” and they’re trying to keep their heads held high.
Lance and Michael are hoping to proceed with their tenth round of IVF.
However, Lance admits that if it doesn’t work this time around, the couple are considering moving to adoption options.
“There are plenty of kids who need adopting. So, I’m not opposed to going right ahead and adopting if this fails next time,” Lance said.