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Biological parents are ´morally
responsible´ for abandoned baby,
say Australian officials

Telegraph [UK], by Jonathan Pearlman

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 8/3/2014 3:47:47 PM

Australian officials said yesterday that the couple who refused to take a baby born with Down´s syndrome from the surrogate mother they had paid to give birth to him had "moral responsibility" for his welfare. Pattharamon Janbua, 21, has received donations from around the world after she was left struggling to care for her six-month-old son Gammy, who has a life-threatening lung condition and is said to need surgery for a heart condition.(Snip)The Australian couple, who have not been identified, took Gammy´s healthy twin sister but refused to take the boy after learning of his condition.

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They wanted her to abort the male twin when it was disclosed that he had Downs.

Sickening story. Photo shows sweet-looking woman holding a very white child with Asian features.

The Downs gene came from those parents.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 8/3/2014 4:17:22 PM     (No. 9952047)

Wow. Honestly, I think the little boy is better off with this woman who works in a food stall and shares no genes with him than he is with his biological parents in Australia. He has a sweet little face.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 8/3/2014 4:23:24 PM     (No. 9952048)

Oh God, think of how horrible it will be for that young boy later when he learns what his bio parents did! Talk about abandonment issues! The Australian officials are correct. Good for the surrogate to say she will keep the baby!

At least Australia handles its adoptions and adoptees better than the US.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/3/2014 4:41:08 PM     (No. 9952062)

Usually I can´t tell which is worse. Someone who rents their body out as an incubator, then exchanges that child for money, or those who rent it, then refuse delivery. In this case I´d say the renters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/3/2014 4:59:50 PM     (No. 9952070)

The little boy´s Asian features are a characteristic of DS children, particularly the eyes with the heavy epicanthal folds, no matter what race. He is a sweet little fella. I hope he can get all the love and nurturing he needs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mamafrog, 8/3/2014 5:54:37 PM     (No. 9952110)

It is not going to be pretty when his twin sister grows up and learns the facts of her birth. I agree the boy is better off with his birth mother than with his biological parents. The parents should certainly have to pay for his support.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/3/2014 6:08:59 PM     (No. 9952121)

I have a nephew who has DS. He is 33 years old, absolutely delightful, graduated high school and has a job. Those bio parents are evil self centered idiots. God bless the "mother".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/3/2014 7:35:04 PM     (No. 9952183)



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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/3/2014 7:38:42 PM     (No. 9952188)

Those who read the article know this child has serious physical issues that must be addressed. Those will cost a lot of money, more than the woman who bore him can ever cover.

The biological parents should provide for this child whether they want him or not. They are "morally responsible" for his birth. Without them he would not have been created.

There is no squestion but that the woman who bore him wants to keep him. But she needs help.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/3/2014 9:13:37 PM     (No. 9952251)

Re #4, yes. I know about persons born with DS and some having "Asian" looking eyes and other features. Many of our readers (most?) don´t open the articles so would not see that this is a very white child.

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