In the news this weekend is the heart-rending story of the gay Kiwi couple fighting to take home from Mexico their triplings: babies born to different surrogate mothers with the same egg and sperm donor. The tale of corruption and confusion is, sadly, far from being a common one in the area of surrogacy. Its fraught with difficulty and with moral and legal issues. 

Who can forget the Israeli government chartering a 747 just after the Nepalese earthquake last year to evacuate from the rubble the surrogate babies...but not the mothers. Or the couple who came to collect their surrogate twins in Thailand, only to leave the Downs Syndrome twin behind as being 'not fit for purpose'. The lack of any unity in the regulations across countries, and even states, makes the whole area a real minefield. A number of countries are now outlawing the practice altogether while they review the regulatory structures that are needed.

I wish this couple the very best in raising funds and taking their beautiful family home.