Gay couple in 'Mexican stand-off' over surrogate babies
An Irishman stranded in Mexico with his partner has appealed for help to bring home these three newborn babies, who were born to surrogate mothers.
Nicky Leonard Beard (32) and his husband David Beard (41) celebrated the births of Lachlan, Kelly and Blake to two surrogate mothers in Mexico last month.
The couple live in Auckland, in David's native New Zealand, and are believed to be one of the last gay couples to use Mexican surrogates to give birth to their children, as the country has recently tightened its IVF laws. But their case became complicated after they claimed the adoption agency disappeared with the money they had paid over for medical bills, legal costs and surrogate care.