U.S. couple stuck in Mexico due to surrogacy snafu

Grayson Amireh was born to American parents in Mexico with the help of a surrogate. Mexican officials say changes to the law mean they can't take the baby back to California.

Story highlights

  • Haseeb and Christy Amireh had a baby through surrogacy
  • They say Mexico is not providing documents, citing changes to law
  • The couple says a resolution might come soon

(CNN)An American couple who say they have been stuck in Mexico for weeks because officials there won't provide a birth certificate for their son believe a resolution could be close.

Haseeb and Christy Amireh, of San Jose, California, had a baby with the help of a surrogate mother in the Mexican city of Villahermosa, in the southern state of Tabasco.
Their son, Grayson, was born on April 16. The Amirehs were present at the birth, and everything to that point had gone according to plan.
    But since Grayson's birth, Tabasco state authorities have not provided the parents with a birth certificate.
    According to the couple, Mexican officials told them laws regulating surrogacy had changed and they could no longer get the documentation to return to the United States.
    Haseeb and Christy Amireh with their son, Grayson.
    On Friday, the Amirehs said a resolution may be close, b