WATCH: How surrogacy turned two strangers into friends for life

Surrogacy should not be seen as "wombs for rent". It's a special act of sacrifice that can form a deep relationships between two families. 

Watch the touching video above of how one mom decided she was willing to give the ultimate gift to another mom, who was unable to give birth to her own baby after suffering a haemorrhage at 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Read more about surrogacy in South Africa:

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Surrogacy: The proposed law against the "genetic-link requirement" and the ConCourt ruling

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“My endometriosis led to me having a child via surrogacy”

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