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Last summer, just days before the birth of their twins via gestational surrogate, Mitchell Marcus and Orrin Wolpert graciously let me, our former editor, Jes Watson, and our video guy, Adam, invade their home.

This is the freaking awesome story of how their babies, Yael and Eytan, came to be. It’s a tale of friendship (would you give your best friends your eggs?), altruism (imagine being pregnant with twins in August — now imagine being pregnant with someone else’s twins in August) and the myriad ways dreams come true. Grab a hankie and press play:

Highlights: At 0:20 Orrin explains that the hardest thing about coming out, for him, was the idea that gay men can’t be parents.  At 1:23 Bethany (their best friend and egg donor) explains there’s more to being a parent than genetics. At 1:45 Niki (the gestational surrogate) explains she’s not giving the babies up, she’s giving them back – to their dads. We meet the babies at 2:55 and then Mitchell makes us cry.

A Bunch Family Documentary

 

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