Fully aware of their fertility problems and sympathetic to the situation, Tina’s father pulled the pair to one side before they left. The dad was eager to share an intriguing idea he had heard about. Tina remembered what he said next in her interview with CNN, “I saw something on the news today. It’s called embryo adoption, and they would implant an embryo in you, and you could carry a baby.”
Nevertheless, despite the hopeful grandfather’s best efforts, Tina’s stance on having kids remained the same. “I was like, ‘Well, that’s nice, dad, but we’re not interested,’” she recalled to CNN with a smile. “‘We’re knee-deep in foster care right now.’ I kind of blew it off. I had no interest in it.”
Subsequently, the Gibson’s left Tina’s parents and their dog behind, but one thing remained with Tina. As the couple underwent the long car journey to their vacation destination, her father’s words continued to turn over in her mind. Some time into the trip, she asked Benjamin for his thoughts on the matter. Her husband admitted that he had also been mulling it over ever since they had left his in-laws’ house. With that in mind, Tina took out her smartphone and began doing some online research.