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Baby is born four years after death of parents


Posted on Monday, 16 April, 2018 | Comment icon 5 comments

The unusual case made legal history in China. Image Credit: sxc.hu
The son of a couple in China who died in a car accident has been born to a surrogate mother four years later.
The unusual scenario came about because the couple, Shen Jie and Liu Xi, had been trying in vitro fertilization in an effort to have children and Liu had been scheduled to have one of the fertilized embryos transplanted just four days before they were both killed.

The couple's parents spent three years attempting to acquire the rights to the embryos in what turned out to be one of the most complex and unprecedented legal cases in the country's history.

Both sets of parents eventually won custody of the embryos in 2017.

Because surrogacy is illegal in China, they traveled to Laos to find a surrogate mother. Eventually, though, they succeeded in finding one and the child, who has been named Tiantian, was born.
"Tiantian's eyes look like my daughter's but overall, he looks more like his father," said Liu's mother.

Deciding how to tell their grandchild what happened to his parents however will be difficult.

"This boy is destined to be sad on his arrival into the world," said Shen Xinan, Tiantian's paternal grandfather. "Other babies have their fathers and mothers, but he doesn't."

"We will definitely tell him in the future. How can we not ?"

Source: The Guardian | Comments (5)

Tags: Baby

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by I'mConvinced on 16 April, 2018, 17:56
"I'm sorry to hear that. And how old were you when your parents passed?" "Minus four"
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nzo on 17 April, 2018, 5:24
Reproduction at all costs.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Susanc241 on 17 April, 2018, 7:07
I read somewhere that they were wanting to continue their families blood lines. When you consider there are people who rage against the destruction of in vitro embryos when they are not wanted or surplus to requirements you have a no win situation. Dammed if you do...........
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 17 April, 2018, 12:05
Well only good thing is that baby survives but that baby has no family anymore. At lest no biological one... Who knows what the future holds for the kid... Whats worse, being traditionalist or having science to produce babies without biological parents? Damn i find this sick, it's only rarely that it helps those who can't have kids but mostly it will be profits and sex slavery in no time. This is one big money making industry and if not controlled properly it will, eventually, produce mutants.
Comment icon #5 Posted by MissJatti on 17 April, 2018, 13:10
This is very sad news, Hope the child has a very happy and prosperous life.


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