Mum becomes surrogate for South Yorkshire gay son’s baby

Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry'Picture shows Kyle Casson from Skellow in Doncaster.
Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry'Picture shows Kyle Casson from Skellow in Doncaster.
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A South Yorkshire mum has become a surrogate for her gay son’s baby in what is thought to be a first in the UK.

Kyle Casson, aged 27, decided to seek a surrogate mother for his baby.

Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry'Picture shows Kyle Casson from Skellow in Doncaster.

Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry'Picture shows Kyle Casson from Skellow in Doncaster.

But after being turned away from clinics, he took the step of turning to his mother for help.

Mrs Casson offered to have the baby - with the blessing of her husband - via IVF, after plans made by Kyle to have the baby with another woman collapsed.

Mr Casson and his baby boy, eight-month-old Miles, now live in Doncaster.

The case only emerged when a High Court ruled that Kyle can legally adopt Miles and become its legal father, even though he is still technically Miles’ brother.

Now Mr Casson has spoken about the case. He said: “I understand that not everyone will agree with it, but they can have their opinions.

“I have a son and I am very happy. As long as people can provide a home, and they have the support, I don’t see why anyone should be denied the right to be a parent.”