Thai court sides with foreign gay couple in surrogacy row

A Thai court on Tuesday granted a foreign same-sex couple full custody of their surrogate baby daughter following a legal battle with the mother who refused to hand her over after giving birth.

Manuel Valero, from Spain, and his American husband Gordon Lake were blocked from leaving Thailand with their daughter Carmen after the surrogate declined to sign necessary paperwork following the birth in January 2015.

They accused the mother, Patidta Kusonsrang, of reneging on the surrogacy once she discovered the couple were gay.

The Bangkok court said in a statement that it granted custody to the couple, who live…Read more

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