&& This Surrogate Gave Birth To Twins But No One Expected The Truth About The Babies

“No woman in the world should have to live their life without experiencing the love and the bond from a mother and a child,” Jessica Allen told ABC News in 2017. Jessica had two sons when she offered to help a couple who was trying to have a baby. She was a surrogate for them. Things started off without a hitch, but unforeseen problems that involved everyone occurred after the delivery. In an interview with People, Jessica said, “I’d never do it again. I’m not the only one with a nightmare story, but I am the only one with a story like this.”

You Wont Believe What Happened When Surrogate Mom Delivers Pair Of Twins

This Surrogate Gave Birth To Twins But No One Expected The Truth About The Babies


Jessica Allen Was Only Trying To Help

Jessica Allen was a mother of two boys who lived in California. She thought that she was doing a good deed when she agreed to be the surrogate for a Chinese couple. The couple flew thousands of miles to the United States to find someone to help them because their country does not allow surrogacy.

Jessica Allen Was Only Trying To Help

Jessica Allen Was Only Trying To Help

A Difficult Decision

People who have experienced the frustration of failing to conceive would understand why the Chinese couple decided to have a surrogate instead. Allen was definitely generous when she offered her help to the couple. Surrogacy is not an easy decision for any couple and for the surrogate mother as well. Usually, it’s the last attempt after failing to get positive results from alternative methods such as IVF.

A Difficult Decision

A Difficult Decision

A Good Candidate

For someone to be considered a surrogate, she has to undergo several tests and procedures in a long screening process. One has to be absolutely sure that they are more than willing to be a surrogate. They also have to choose if they’ll be doing gestational surrogacy or traditional surrogacy. The surrogate mother has to get in contact with a surrogacy lawyer and a surrogacy agency.

A Good Candidate

A Good Candidate

All For The Baby

Allen was employed by a San Diego-based business called Omega Family Global at that time. They were the ones who got her in contact with the couple. Through in-vitro fertilization, a male embryo was implanted in her uterus in April of 2016. She needed to consume progestogen and estrogen to prepare her womb for the implant. Allen followed all the doctor’s instructions before and after the IVF procedure to make sure that it was successful. Six weeks later, however, the doctor discovered something surprising.

All For The Baby

All For The Baby

The Unthinkable Happened

The six-week scan revealed that Allen had conceived two babies inside her. Medical professionals informed her that although it was a rare chance, it still did occur. Allen was filled with relief when she found out that it was nothing dangerous and the couple was more than happy about the discovery.

The Unthinkable Happened

The Unthinkable Happened

Making Adjustments

Allen received $30,000 for being a surrogate along with payments for other additional expenses. When they discovered she was having twins, the couple added $5,000 to her monthly payments. Things were going very well until her due date.

Breach Of Contract

Making Adjustments

Something Was Off About The Babies

After 38 weeks of pregnancy, Allen went under a cesarean operation on December 12, 2016. The twin babies were successfully delivered although she was not able to see them because of the opaque screen that separated them. They were immediately taken away after delivery, but she was able to take a look at the twins that night when she was resting. The mother visited her room and showed a photo of the twin babies. Allen told People, “One looked full Chinese, the other didn’t look full Chinese. It was clear that they were not identical… but I didn’t ask questions.”

Something Was Off About The Babies

Something Was Off About The Babies

An Important Message

Once the babies were finally delivered, Allen and the couple went back their separate ways. She returned home to spend her recovery period there. She and her husband had also purchased a new home. After a month, Allen and her family were about to move into their new house when she received a text message from the mother of the babies. There was a picture of the twins along with a skeptical message. In an interview with the New York Post, Allen explained that the mother asked, “Have you thought about why they are different?” and “They are not the same, right?”

An Important Message

An Important Message

Very Rare But Not Impossible

In the weeks that followed, the babies went under DNA testing and the results of their tests were beyond belief. It seems that the twins were in fact not twins at all. One was Allen and her husband’s biological child. The embryos of the twins had different gestational ages. This rare even was called superfetation. It is a process where the woman continues to ovulate while pregnant. You read that right. Allen conceived another human while an embryo was already implanted inside her. No one expected things to turn this way.

Very Rare But Not Impossible

Very Rare But Not Impossible

Unfortunate And Unexpected Developments

All the people involved were shocked upon hearing the news. It was not a part of their original arrangement. According to the doctor’s instructions, they were supposed to refrain from intimate activities until it is confirmed that embryo has already taken root inside the womb. Allen told the New York Post, “As per my contract, Wardell [Allen’s husband] and I did not have intercourse until we were given permission by the IVF doctor, who recommended the use of condoms.” It was a rare phenomenon that resulted from the failure of contraception.

Unfortunate and Unexpected Developments

Unfortunate and Unexpected Developments

A Complete Surprise

Allen and her husband were stunned to find out that now they have their third child. “I was panicking. My husband and I were panicking. We had no idea how this came about and we had no idea how we were going to prepare for a child overnight. We just moved into a new house, we didn’t have any more money,” Allen explained to People. They were still trying to come to terms with the news when they were taken aback by another news. What might that be?

A Complete Surprise

A Complete Surprise

More Bad News In Store

After learning that they were the biological parents of one of the twins, Allen and her husband realized that they needed to bring the baby home. Things were already out of control by that time and it was not easy to bring their son home. The Chinese couple definitely did not want the baby when they learned that it was not their child. Then, Allen found out that an employee from the surrogacy agency was taking care of her son.

More Bad News In Store

More Bad News In Store

Adding Insult To Injury

To make things worse for her, Allen was hit by another surprising news. The Chinese couple was upset with what happened and they wanted Allen to pay them back $22,000 for the compensation that she earned. Allen was in a sticky situation.

Adding Insult To Injury

Adding Insult To Injury

The Unbelievable Demands They Received

“We’d already spent most of the money we earned from the surrogacy contract, but now we were apparently on the hook for thousands of dollars,” she told the New York Post. In addition to the $22,000 that the Chinese couple was demanding, the surrogacy agency also claimed for thousands of dollars for taking care of her son. She and her family have just bought and moved to their new home so they had no resources to pay back what the agency and the Chinese couple were demanding from them.

The Unbelievable Demands They Received

The Unbelievable Demands They Received

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Allen heard one of the things that no parent would ever want to hear in their life. She found out that her son was being put up for adoption. Nothing could be more alarming than the news, and she knew she had to act quickly if she wanted to save her son.

A Parents Worst Nightmare

A Parents Worst Nightmare

The Search For Foster Parents

Allen narrated to the New York Post, “To my disgust, a caseworker from the agency lined up parents to adopt him and ‘absorb’ the money we owed to the [couple]. Or, if that didn’t work out, the [couple] were thinking of putting [my son] up for adoption, as they were still his legal parents.” Clearly, the couple was in a tight spot. If things didn’t go south, their son would be handed over without an issue. However, the agency who handled the surrogacy process was fighting them for the child. They wouldn’t let the couple have their baby unless they received the money that they demanded.

The Search For Foster Parents

The Search For Foster Parents

Adopt Or Buy Your Own Son

Allen and her husband almost lost hope after they heard that the Chinese couple was going to put up their child for adoption. She told People, “I thought I wasn’t going to get him back because they were pressuring me to pay this money back first. Then they were saying that the intending mom was thinking about giving him up for adoption… I thought I had a child out there that I was gonna be forced to let go of all because I couldn’t buy him or because I couldn’t adopt him.”

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Adopt Or Buy Your Own Son

Determining Who Was At Fault

The real battle was just unfolding. In their struggle to get back their son, Allen and her husband accumulated debts. They needed to have legal representation so that they could negotiate with the surrogacy agency. Someone must be responsible for the way things turned out.

Determining Who Was At Fault

Determining Who Was At Fault

Who’s To Blame?

Some people agreed that Allen and her husband should have completely abstained during the course of the pregnancy while others pointed their fingers at the doctor who gave the couple the green light to be intimate. However, there are also some people who figured that the Chinese couple was at fault. Although we have to remember that they provided additional compensation when they found out they would be having twins.

Whos To Blame

Whos To Blame

The Agency Might Have Been Manipulating Them

Allen hired an attorney to help her get back her son from the agency. Allen believed that the Chinese couple had no fault in the situation and instead blamed the agency for manipulating them. When asked about the intended mother, she told People, “It’s not her fault… The agency put it in her head that I was going to try to sue her. I never said those words. Since she was scared that I was going to sue her, she starts sending me all kinds of text messages.”

The Agency Might Have Been Manipulating Them

The Agency Might Have Been Manipulating Them

Sprouting Excuses Left And Right

It was a long and costly legal battle against the agency, but it was finally agreed that Allen owed nothing to them. However, there was still the problem of gaining custody of their child. It almost felt like they were just running around in circles. During the interview with em>People, she said, “We tried to get him on numerous occasions, but one excuse they gave us was the intended parents didn’t want to sign over the power of attorney, so we didn’t get him… We got another call and we were supposed to get him, then we didn’t because they were thinking about giving him up for adoption.”

Sprouting Excuses Left And Right

Sprouting Excuses Left And Right

What The Surrogacy Agency Had To Say

Are you thinking why the surrogacy agency made Allen and her family go through an incredibly lengthy and painful process despite having proof that she is the biological mother? Omega Family Global refuted claims made against them and released their own statement. The agency’s statement was published by the New York Post and read, “By its very nature surrogacy is a complicated journey which necessitates the support and care of agencies, parents, surrogates, psychologist, lawyers, and a host of other professionals. As with any pregnancy, issues do arise which require great care, attention to detail and respect for the process and the emotions of all involved.”

What The Surrogacy Agency Had To Say

What The Surrogacy Agency Had To Say

Two Months Before She Got To Meet Her Child

Allen gave birth to the twin babies on December 12, 2016. Two months later, after failing three times to get back her son, she was finally able to see him for the first time. She narrated in her interview with the New York Post, “And so, on [February] 5, I finally met a caseworker from Omega in a Starbucks parking lot in Menifee, [California], where she handed over our son, whom we’ve renamed Malachi. The moment was incredibly emotional, and I started hugging and kissing my boy.” Allen wants her experience to serve as a warning for others.

Two Months Before She Got To Meet Her Child

Two Months Before She Got To Meet Her Child

Turning Her Experience Into A Cautionary Tale

Allen noted that after this experience, she wouldn’t want to work as a surrogate ever again, but she has no regrets about it. “[My husband and I] weren’t planning to expand our family so soon, but we treasure Malachi with all our hearts. I don’t regret becoming a surrogate mom because that would mean regretting my son. I just hope other women considering surrogacy can learn from my story. And that a greater good will come out of this nightmare,” she said to the New York Post. Still, it wasn’t completely a happy ending for them.

Turning Her Experience Into A Cautionary Tale

Turning Her Experience Into A Cautionary Tale

Who Were The Victims?

After the unfortunate story was published, readers pointed out that the Chinese couple who paid for the surrogacy were actually victims of what transpired. According to one commentator, “To comprehend this story, we must also see it from the parents’ side. I can say that virtually no one turns to surrogacy before suffering a tremendous amount of heartache — miscarriages, stillbirths, failed IVFs, failed adoptions, emergency hysterectomies, etc. And because it costs tens of thousands of dollars, no one approaches surrogacy lightly.”

Who Were The Victims

Who Were The Victims

Dealing With Another Legal Beast

Allen and her husband still have their legal battles to fight even after they won the custody over their son. They now have their debts to deal with. “It’s very stressful financially, it’s put us in debt. We’re barely getting by right now and it stressed me out emotionally because this agency turned their backs on me… Knowing that for the first two months of [Malachi’s] brand new life that he was in the arms of strangers, that breaks my heart. It’s really heartbreaking,” Allen expressed to People.

Dealing With Another Legal Beast

Dealing With Another Legal Beast

Breach Of Contract

A number of theories, some more far-fetched than the other, were brought to light. One theory claimed that Allen and her husband were the ones who breached the contract. The accusation claimed that it was because they had sexual intercourse before they were allowed to.

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Breach Of Contract

Malachi Is Finally Where He Should Be

One thing the to be happy about is that the Allen and her family are finally reunited with their newest member. Almost a year after everything that happened, their story garnered the public’s attention. By this time, Malachi is completely adjusted to his true family and home. Allen described her son to People, “He’s a little man. He’s like 10 months going on 10. He’s walking around already. He’s trying to talk. He has an attitude and he’s funny and his personality is just goofy and bossy all at once. He walks around like he runs the world.”

Malachi Is Finally Where He Should Be

Malachi Is Finally Where He Should Be

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