The big story: Two men and a baby

An Irish man and his Spanish husband who live in north county Dublin are expecting their first child by a surrogate mother based in California. Patrick and Alvaro came all the way from Ireland to La Jolla IVF to have a baby with the help of an egg donor and surrogate, because Dr. Smotrich is particularly experienced in gay surrogacy. In addition, they wanted a surrogate from Califormia —a state that allows two dads to be on the birth certificate.