In a birth that made history, a gay couple in South Africa became the first to father triplets (with the help of a surrogate) that have DNA from both parents.
Each father gave sperm to fertilize two eggs from the surrogate, who gave birth to three babies — one set of identical twins, and a third triplet. According to International Business Times, doctors had urged the surrogate and fathers to terminate two of the pregnancies earlier this year, but they decided to go ahead with all three births. They were born a bit premature, but after a short stay in the hospital, the triplets (who are named Joshua, Zoe, and Kate) were able to come home to their dads in early August.
"It's very hard to be accepted for adoption and we were told we would always come after heterosexual couples," Christo Menelaou, one of the fathers, told International Business Times. "And then we just never thought we'd ever find a person who would want to be surrogate to a gay couple."
The three babies are healthy and happy back home with their dads, as you can see in the incredibly cute video below (lots of toe wiggling).
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.