Jab God ki marzi ho, cheezon mein logic nahi, sirf magic hota hai!
(When God wishes, there is no logic, only magic)
– Golmaal Again

One such magical story is the birth of Kross Allen Jones, son of Cody and Kayla Jones of Texarkana, Arkansas. At the age of 17, Kayla had a partial hysterectomy. This means, she could have a child biologically, but couldn’t carry it in her womb. Thus, the couple had scaled down to the option of surrogacy.

After meeting with a few people, they figured that nothing is really working out. That’s when they asked Patty Resecker, Kayla’s mother-in-law to be their surrogate. Patty had always been joking about surrogating their baby. But after their few initial failed attempts to find a surrogate, they asked her to do it for real.

surrogate mother in law

Patty, Kayla. and Cody (L-to-R)

After a couple of failed tries, they finally found out that they’re pregnant in May 2017. “The day we found out was the second best day of my life (the first best day was the day Kross was born!) Kayla said to Love What Matters. While many people found it unusual; Cody, Kayla, and Patty felt blessed this is how things worked out. They made this journey as beautiful for Patty as special this was to the parent couple.

They did a heart-touching maternity shoot with the entire family with Helms Photography and the pictures are enough to melt rocks.

surrogate mother

After 7 months, in December 2017, Patty gave birth to a baby boy, Kross, by C-Section. I am so amazed at this sweet miracle. Having him via surrogacy was not always easy, and definitely not easy for Patty, but having him here makes all the hard days worth it“, says Kayla.

surrogate mother

I’ve recently had the privilege of doing one of the most rewarding things: to carry my own grandchild for my son and daughter-in-law. This is something that has blessed not only me and my family but also Kayla’s family. A child is a lifetime commitment and I knew there weren’t two more deserving people than them. To see them with Kross and see the parents they’re already becoming thrills my soul”, Petty Resecker, 50, told Love What Matters.


For the most part, we have had great reactions to our story. Some people find it ‘weird’ but if they understood the process it might not seem so weird to them,” she said to Bored Panda.