Grandparents of Tiantian win long law duel for custody of frozen fetus left by his mother and father
The son of a Chinese duet who died more than four years ago has been born to a surrogate mom, according to Chinese media.
Shen Jie and Liu Xi had been married for two years when they decided to try in vitro fertilization. Five daylights before they were scheduled to transplant one of the fertilized embryos into Liu, the couple died in a car accident in March 2013 in the Chinese coastal state of Jiangsu.
For the next three years, the parents of Shen and Liu fought for the rights to four iced fetus left by their sometime children in a complicated and unprecedented law occasion in China, according to the Beijing News.
After several courtroom duels, the part of both parents eventually triumphed custody of the embryos, and in January of 2017, with the help of an subterranean surrogacy bureau, they drove to Laos to find a baby. Surrogacy is illegal in China.
In December last year, Shen and Liu’s baby, a son, was born in a hospital in Guangzhou. Liu’s mother gave him the figure Tiantian, or “sweet”. Last month, the family feted Tiantian’s first 100 epoches by propping a small party.
Liu’s mother, Hu Xinxian, told Beijing News:” Tiantian’s sees look like my daughter’s but overall, he looks more like “his fathers” .”
After the birth there have still been law complications. The new grandparents had to carry out DNA tests to prove their relationship to Tiantian and deter custody.
The grandparents have not decided how to tell Tiantian about his background. Shen Xinan, Tiantian’s paternal granddad, told Beijing News that until Tiantian is older they will tell him his mothers are overseas.
” This son is destined to be sad on his arrival into the world. Other children have their papas and mothers, but he doesn’t. We will certainly be tell him in the future. How is impossible to not ?” Shen said.