PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A Philadelphia family stranded in West Africa will be heading home.
Stephen and Zara Wilcox welcomed their baby girl, Vernice, back in March via a surrogate.
But when the new family tried to return home, they were told they needed a passport for her.
In order to get a passport, they needed a DNA test at the US embassy, which was closed due to coronavirus.
The family turned to Action News after months of trying to find a solution.
On Thursday morning, Stephen told us the embassy waived the DNA test requirement and issued Vernice a passport.
The family is booked on a flight home Monday.
Philadelphia couple with newborn allowed to return home from Ghana