Two dads and their triplets make history

A same-sex couple in South Africa are believed to be the first in the world to father triplets with DNA from both men.

Christo and Theo Menelaou provided sperm to fertilize two eggs from their surrogate, who gave birth to three babies, including a set of identical twins.

Doctors had recommended that the pair should terminate two of the pregnancies, after they saw that one egg had split. However, the fathers and surrogate dismissed the advice, and found a gynecologist who would work with them.

Joshua, Zoe and Kate were then delivered prematurely on July 2.

Christo told Sky News: “When you’re gay, there’s always the thought that it just may not be possible to be a parent no matter how much you would love to be.

“It’s very hard to be accepted for adoption and we were told we would always come after heterosexual couples. And then we just never thought we’d ever find a person who would want to be surrogate to a gay couple.”

The couple did meet a willing surrogate however, oddly enough through Oscar Pistorius. Christo, Theo and the surrogate mother were all neighbors of the disgraced athlete, and met during a get together after the trial.

via Gay Times