Grandparents of Tiantian win long law combat for imprisonment of frozen embryo left by his mother and father
The son of a Chinese pair who died more than four years ago has been born to a surrogate baby, according to Chinese media.
Shen Jie and Liu Xi had been married for two years when they decided to try in vitro fertilization. Five dates before they were planned in order to transplant one of the fertilized embryos into Liu, the couple died in a car accident in March 2013 in the Chinese coastal district of Jiangsu.
For the next three years, the parents of Shen and Liu fought for the rights to four frozen embryos left by their late children living in a involved and unprecedented legal event in China, according to the Beijing News.
After various tribunal battles, both sets of mothers eventually won imprisonment of the embryos, and in January of 2017, with the help of an underground surrogacy bureau, they drove to Laos to find a mom. Surrogacy is illegal in China.
In December last year, Shen and Liu’s baby, a boy, was born in a hospital in Guangzhou. Liu’s mother afforded him the mention Tiantian, or “sweet”. Last-place month, the family celebrated Tiantian’s firstly 100 days by deeming a small party.
Liu’s mother, Hu Xinxian, told Beijing News:” Tiantian’s attentions look like my daughter’s but overall, he ogles more like his father .”
After the birth there have still been legal complications. The new grandparents had to carry out Dna measures to substantiate their relationship to Tiantian and keep custody.
The grandparents have not decided how to tell Tiantian about his background. Shen Xinan, Tiantian’s paternal grandfather, told Beijing News that until Tiantian is older they will tell him his mothers are overseas.
” This boy is destined to be sad on his arrival into the world. Other babies have their parents and babies, but he doesn’t. We will certainly be tell him in the future. How can we not ?” Shen said.