Kenya Moore welcomed her first child at 47 after 20 years of trying, and now is determined to help other women who are having trouble conceiving.
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, who is mom to 20-month-old Broolyn, has sponsored a grant through the Baby Quest Foundation to provide financial assistance to families in her hometown of Detroit who need help paying for assisted conception, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogacy, People reports.
“I waited most of my life to be able to have a child,” Moore, who underwent IVF to have her child, says. “So I knew all the anguish that someone feels, especially a woman feels, to think that I may not be able to have a dream of having a child.”
“I didn’t want to have a child on my own. I did not want to be a single mother. And so I waited and then after 40, I looked up and I thought, ‘Oh my God,'” she says.
Then, Moore met husband Marc Daly at age 46 and one year later, the pair had Brooklyn. Daly and Moore announced that they were splitting in September 2019, but she has since shared that they are trying “everything to stay together.”
You can learn more about the Baby Quest Foundation here.