In a rare situation of superfetation - the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy - U.S. surrogate Jessica Allen found herself giving birth to two babies: one belonging to another couple, and one subsequently conceived with her husband.
The pregnancy proceeded smoothly, until at six weeks, during a routine ultrasound, Allen's doctors noticed she was actually carrying two foetuses, not one.
The initial assumption was identical twins, and Allen eventually delivered the 'twins' via caesarean section; however, post delivery:
DNA testing confirmed the second child belonged to Allen and her husband, but they did not receive immediate custody of their baby.
After a legal battle with the agency that organised the surrogacy – and which was demanding fees to relinquish the baby to his genetic parents – Allen and Jasper were finally reunited with their child, Malachi, who was then nearly three months old.