German Surrogate Twins born in India may finally be able to go home with both of their parents, of which one parent has had to remain in India for almost two years. Ladies and gentleman, this is a cautionary tale of a couple wanting to be parents so badly that proper legal advice was not obtained beforehand. You MUST check the laws of where you child is being born AND where you reside. You cannot and should be taking advice from centers who tell you that things will work out – they have in the past. You need solid legal guidance that makes certain things will go smoothly, as Murphy’s Law never fails.
Here is where the case now stands:
“New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) The Supreme Court today allowed a German couple to approach the government of Germany to go in for an “inter-country” adoption of the twins born to them from a surrogate Indian woman.
A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and Asok Kumar Ganguly granted the permission after senior counsel L Nageswara Rao, appearing for the couple, sought 10 days time to go through the procedure as it involved certain intricacies.
Appearing on behalf of the Centre, Solicitor General Gopal Subramanaiam assured the apex court that the government “would extend all possible assistance to the petitioner (couple) to facilitate the adoption on humanatarian considation.
On the basis of the undertaking given by the couple and the Centre, the apex court posted the matter for further hearing after a fortnight.”
Again, this is not a done deal, but it looks as if an end is in sight. Good luck to them!