Gay Western Couple Win Thai Surrogacy Battle for Baby Carmen

April 27, 2016

(Reuters) – A gay couple from the United States won an appeal on Tuesday for parental rights over a baby born through a Thai surrogate mother in a high-profile case that came to light before Thailand banned commercial surrogacy last year. The law came into effect in July in a bid to end “rent-a-womb” tourism in Thailand following a series of high-profile surrogacy cases involving foreigners, including accusations in 2014 that an Australian couple had abandoned their Down syndrome baby with his Thai birth mother.