MailOnline 24 June 2015
A police investigation may take place after claims an Australian couple involved in a twins commercial surrogacy agreement in India abandoned their baby boy there and only took home his sister.
A western Sydney-based couple involved in a twins commercial surrogacy contract in India where they left behind a perfectly healthy boy while returning to Australia with his sister, could now face investigation by authorities.
The twins were born on November 22, 2012, in a reputable women’s hospital in New Delhi. However, after the birth the couple told the Australian High Commission staff there that they would be returning to Australia with just the girl.
The reason the couple allegedly gave was because they already had a boy and could not afford to look after twins.
ABC reports that the Sydney couple – allegedly the biological father of the twins is a corporate accountant with a multi-national corporation and his wife had her own childcare business – could be investigated by police over the matter.
‘I would imagine there’d be a number of reasons why the police should be involved and obviously the welfare authorities as well,’ Chief Justice of the Federal Circuit Court, John Pascoe, said.
‘I would have thought also that Australia has some obligation to track down and look after the welfare of the child that has been left behind.’