One Baby Too Many

With twins on the way, a surrogate mom says she has been abandoned by the would-be parents

Helen Beasley says she did not set out to become a surrogate mother. The 26-year-old legal secretary from Shrewsbury, England, a single mom with a nine-year-old son, was thinking more about becoming a paid egg donor. When she bought her first computer and did some research on the Internet, the tales of childless couples she came across broke her heart, she says, and made her think of going one step further, as some 20,000 surrogate moms do each year in the U.S. "The more I thought about it," she says, "the more I thought of happy endings."

Six-and-a-half months after her...

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