Surrogacy is not only practised by internationals like Cristiano Ronaldo and Kim K. It is slowly being embraced by South Africans who firmly believe that having children - no matter the route - completes any family.
Retired international rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan decided at 47 that he wanted to be a father when he retired and now, at 50, is a single dad to three-year-old Kaleb, whom he had through a surrogate.
A surrogate is a woman who carries a baby on behalf of future parents who are medically unable to do so.
His journey inspired him to write a book titled Winging It.
Kaplan has since been enjoying fatherhood after he found the perfect surrogate to carry his child.
Taking us through the journey of why he didn't choose the traditional way of having a child, Kaplan confesses: "I don't get permanent in relationships beyond a couple of years.
"At 47, when I retired, I couldn't wait [to be in a permanent relationship] any longer. I thought it was the perfect time to embark on something that was that important to me," he says.