Baby Tiantian was born in December 2017 in a hospital in Guangzhou, a port metropoli to the northwest of Hong kong residents. He looks like a usual babe but he has an extremely odd backstory – his mothers died in a auto disintegrate four years before his birth.
Couple Shen Jie and Liu Xi were planning to imagine use in vitro fertilization( IVF) but tragically, the Beijing News reports, five days before the frozen fetu ought to be transplanted into Liu, the pair passed out in a car accident.
That was in March 2013. For three years, the couple’s mothers- Tiantian’s four grandparents- was participating in a fraught and contentious custody duel to procure privileges to the four frozen embryos.
It was the first case of its manner and there was no regulation in China advising how to deal with untransplanted fetu, so the grandparents were embarking on brand-new legal region. Fortunately, after a series of court cases, they won the much sought after imprisonment claims.
Then came the next obstacle: who had reportedly the child’s surrogate father?
In China, commercial surrogacy is illegal. The tradition is likewise banned, or severely limited, in many encircling countries, like Thailand and India. Laos is one of the few Southeast Asian countries where the relevant rules are somewhat more relaxed- the Bejing News announces it “the new favorite of commercial-grade surrogacy”.
So, in January 2017, the grandparents traveled to Laos to search for a replacement mother. No airline would carry the embryos, who the hell is encased in a thermos containing 196 degC( 385 degF) liquid nitrogen, so the errand was taken by car. To avoid any citizenship issues, the replacement was afterward brought back to China on a tourist visa to give birth.
When the child was born, the grandparents were also required to take paternity tests to prove they were, in fact, Tiantian’s relatives, but the remarkable exertion was worth it. The grandparents are said to be very happy to have Tiantian, whose identify means “sweetness” in Chinese.
“The eyes are like my daughter, but still a little more like “his fathers”, ” the baby’s maternal grandmother, Hu Xingxian, told the Beijing News.