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As surrogate for daughter’s baby, Maine woman delivers her own grandson

Maine woman who carried her daughter's baby as a surrogate delivers her own grandson.

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The Maine woman who acted as a surrogate for her daughter's baby and delivered her own grandson said she thinks some of the national attention to the story comes because of her hometown, that of Madawaska in Aroostook County (pictured: nearby Oakfield, also in Aroostook County). "They probably think we’re in the boondocks up here," Linda Sirois told the Portland Press-Herald.

 A northern Maine woman kept her word to act as a surrogate mother, and has given birth to her grandson.

The Portland Press Herald reports 49-year-old Linda Sirois of Madawaska carried and delivered the baby, Madden Hebert, because her daughter Angel Hebert could not. Angel, who's 25, has a health condition  that doctors believe made it unsafe for her to get pregnant.

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The 7-pound, 14-ounce Madden was born Aug. 13. His mother says he's "eating like a champ and he doesn't fuss too much."

Sirois said she's offered for years to become a surrogate mother for Angel  if a doctor said she shouldn't become pregnant. Hebert, of Presque Isle, Maine said she and husband Brian Hebert got that word last summer.

The family told the Press Herald that they've been overwhelmed by the global media attention: “People have done this before, right?” she told the newspaper.

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