Nearing 60 years of age, Lauren Cohen gave birth to male and female twins in 2006.
It should have been a happy time for the mother of two from Paramus, New Jersey, to welcome twins into the family, but she couldn’t have anticipated her eldest daughter’s reaction.
When Lauren met Frank Garcia at a dance class in New Jersey in 2002, she had been divorced from her previous husband for two years.
They fell in love at first sight, despite him being 20 years younger than her.
“I never thought he could be interested in a woman so much older. He was a great dancer so I asked him to dance one night and he said yes,” Lauren said.
They tied the knot in July of 2002, and Lauren quickly realized that her husband was eager to start a family.
They tried to start a family through in vitro fertilization, but several doctors rejected her due to her advanced age.
In January 2004, a Virginia clinic approved her, but the couple gave up after four unsuccessful IVF attempts.