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Israelis protest law denying surrogacy for gay couples

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:28 PM

The protest comes after parliament approved surrogacy for single women or those unable to bear children – without granting the same right to same-sex couples or single men

Cambodia finds 33 surrogate mothers in raid on illegal business

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Five people, including a Chinese national, were arrested during the operation in the capital late Friday

DETAINED. Australian national Tammy Davis-Charles (2nd L), seen with other detainees on August 3, 2017, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sourcing clients for a surrogacy clinic in the impoverished kingdom, as authorities crackdown on 'womb for rent' businesses. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Feb 20, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The murky case threw the spotlight on Thailand's then unregulated rent-a-womb industry in 2014, and helped push authorities to bar foreigners from paying for Thai surrogates in 2015

POST-VERDICT STATEMENT. Kong Suriyamontol (C-with sunglasses), the Thai lawyer for Japanese national Mitsutoki Shigeta, speaks to the press after his client was granted paternity rights to his children, at a juvenile court in Bangkok on February 20, 2018. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Indian IVF doctors slam move to ban commercial surrogacy

Aug 25, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The bill seeks to bar foreign single and homosexual would be parents from surrogacy services in India and states that only women who are close relatives of a beneficiary can act as surrogates

SURROGACY. This file photograph taken on October 29, 2015, shows Indian surrogate mothers as they gather during a peaceful protest in the campus of Dr. Nayana Patel's Kaival Hospital in Anand, some 90 kilometers from Ahmedabad. File photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Indian Cabinet officials approve a bill that would restrict surrogacy to local married couples and ban foreign couples from availing of the service

(FILES) This file photograph taken on October 29, 2015, shows Indian surrogate mothers as they gather during a peaceful protest in the campus of Dr. Nayana Patel's Kaival Hospital in Anand, some 90 kms from Ahmedabad.  India's government on August 24, 2016, has approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy industry, a move that would block thousands of foreign couples who flock to centres to have a baby. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said cabinet approved a bill to restrict surrogacy services to local married couples, following concerns about the exploitation of young, poor Indian women who bear babies for others.  / AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY

Thai court sides with foreign gay couple in surrogacy row

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:35 PM

Spaniard Manuel Valero and American Gordon Lake can now leave Thailand with their daughter

Spaniard Manuel Valero reacts as he leaves the Juvenile and Family Court after the verdict hearing granting him and his US husband Gordon Lake full custody of their daughter Carmen in Bangkok on April 26, 2016.  The foreign same-sex couple were granted full custody of their surrogate baby by a Thai court on Tuesday following a high-profile legal battle with the mother who changed her mind after giving birth. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA

Gay couple's lives 'destroyed' by custody war with Thai surrogate

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Manuel Valero and Gordon Lake who are unable to leave Thailand with their daughter await the court s verdict on April 26

American Gordon Lake (C) and Spaniard Manuel Valero (R) play with their daughter Carmen after a court hearing at The Central Juvenile and Family Court in Bangkok on March 30, 2016.  A foreign same-sex couple battling a local Thai surrogate for custody over their infant daughter said on March 30 their lives had been "destroyed" by the 14-month legal war that has prevented their family from returning home. Manuel Valero, from Spain, and his American husband Gordon Lake were blocked from leaving Thailand with their daughter Carmen after the surrogate refused to sign necessary paperwork following the birth last January.  / AFP / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA

Father tries to sell infant daughter – Spanish police

Apr 02, 2015 - 8:53 PM

Investigators suspect the 43 year old father and the mother decided to sell the baby from the start and the woman got pregnant for that purpose

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:28 PM

People seeking surrogacy in the country will have to prove that they are unable to bear children and have no relatives to act as surrogates on their behalf

Thai women got $12,500 to act as surrogates – police

Aug 25, 2014 - 8:28 PM

The case which emerged after 9 babies were found with nannies in a Bangkok condominium has triggered a human trafficking probe

Aussie dad has 'no right' to take baby says Thai surrogate

Aug 12, 2014 - 8:13 PM

Pattaramon Chanbua: If he wants to get my baby it will be impossible for sure No matter how hard he fights there is no way that I will let that happen

SURROGATE. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua holds her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome, at the Samitivej hospital in Chonburi province on August 4, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/ AFP

Australian couple in Thai baby scandal want boy back

Aug 11, 2014 - 8:27 AM

David Farnell 56 a convicted child sex offender and the biological father of the boy Gammy tells Australia s Channel Nine he and his wife Wendy had wanted to bring him with us

David and Wendy Farnell during an interview with Australian broadcaster Channel Nine's '60 Minutes' program, aired 10 August 2014. Image courtesy Channel Nine

Discovery of 9 babies prompts Thai surrogacy probe

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:45 PM

A Thai lawyer who was at the apartment during the raid deepened the mystery by telling police that all 9 babies were the children of an unnamed wealthy Japanese man

Australia authorities track down Thai surrogate 'pedophile'

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The man 56 sparked global controversy for apparently abandoning his Down s syndrome baby boy Gammy in Thailand

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Seven-month-old Down's Syndrome baby, Gammy or Naruebet Mincharoen at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand, 04 August 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Australia investigates 'pedophile' father in Thai baby scandal

Aug 06, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Official: A full investigation is being conducted into the safety and welfare of the child involved

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Seven-month-old Down's Syndrome baby, Gammy or Naruebet Mincharoen at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand, 04 August 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Australian in Thai surrogate case has child sex convictions

Aug 05, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Australian Associated Press said court documents show that a man believed to be Gammy s 56 year old father was convicted for sexually molesting 3 girls

SURROGATE. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua holds her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome, at the Samitivej hospital in Chonburi province on August 4, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/ AFP

Australian couple: Thai surrogate mother misled the world

Aug 05, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Report: This has been absolutely devastating for them they are on the edge

MOTHER AND CHILD. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua (L) with her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome, at the Samitivej hospital, Sriracha district in Chonburi province on August 4, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

'I will never abandon' Down's baby, says Thai surrogate

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Surrogate mom: I never thought of having an abortion I never thought to abandon him I love him as my own baby he is my baby I love him very much

JOY. Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua (L) with her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome, at the Samitivej hospital, Sriracha district in Chonburi province on August 4, 2014. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Australia queries 'moral responsibility' over abandoned Down's baby

Aug 03, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Australia s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says a question of moral responsibility should determine the fate of a baby born with Down Syndrome reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple with its surrogate mother in Thailand

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, file photo by William West / AFP

Australian couple leave disabled baby with Thai surrogate: reports

Aug 02, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The reports about the abandonment of the baby discovered to have Down s Syndrome have triggered hundreds to donate to a fundraising page created for him

Womb for rent

Feb 27, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Commercial surrogacy in India has thrived since it was legalized in 2002

Woman to give birth to own granddaughter in US

Jan 11, 2014 - 8:24 AM

The 58 year old woman agreed to be implanted with her daughter s fertilized egg