Ellen, Portia Turn to IVF for Baby

Couple hopes for a boy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2009 7:23 AM CST
In this Sept. 28, 2008 file photo, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi pose on the press line at the "Yes! On Prop 2" benefit gala in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
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(Newser) – Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are ready to start a family, Star reports. Though de Rossi once considered adoption, the pair, who wed in August, have settled on in-vitro fertilization—and are hoping for a boy. “Portia is prepared to go through it 10 times if she has to,” a source said, adding that de Rossi is trying to “gain a few pounds” before starting: “Whatever it takes to get pregnant, she'll do it.”
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