Three single men who had babies in Mexico through surrogate mothers were unable to return to Israel because the Mexican Interior Ministry refused to issue birth certificates, Channel 2 reported Thursday.
“Two and a half months ago there was a case of bribery in the local government,” one of the fathers, Shaul Shiri, told Channel 2. “Since then they have stopped issuing any birth certificates.”
The fathers blamed Israeli officials for not helping them sufficiently.
“It is a real mess.” said Shiri, “The embassy asked us not to involve lawyers or the media and said they would resolve the situation. It took a while, but eventually they managed to help one couple with twins.”
But he said that the Mexican government is not willing to do it any more after the details leaked “and so we can’t leave.”