Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Local woman having Lunden's twins

By Joy Kraft
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Joan Lunden is keeping a watchful eye on Cincinnati skies as the June delivery date for her twins creeps closer. The stork making the delivery to the former Good Morning America host and husband Jeff Konigsberg is Deborah Bolig of Finneytown, the surrogate mother.

The close relationship between the women, and their supportive husbands, is the subject of the March 10 People magazine cover story.

"We thought it was a really good article," Bolig says. "We were really happy with it."

Lunden, 52, who hosts A&E's Behind Closed Doors, has three daughters - ages 22, 19 and 15 - from a previous marriage. She and Konigsberg met Deborah and Pete Bolig, also with three daughters, through a California surrogate parenting agency.

Arrangements were made for an October in vitro procedure near Los Angeles, and since the first sonogram in November - when twins were discovered - the couples have been in close contact, sharing Bolig's morning sickness, heartburn and fetal hiccups.

The births are planned to take place in Cincinnati, with the intended parents ready to take over.

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