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Japanese businessman wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

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Busy street in Tokyo, Japan

Busy street in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by cegoh (Pixabay).


The Central Juvenile and Family Court in Bangkok today (Feb 20) granted a Japanese businessman Mitsutoki Shigeta, parental rights to 13 children born to Thai surrogate mothers, ending almost four years of the scandal that broke out in 2014.

The decision to declare the Japanese man father of the 13 children born via surrogacy was based on reasons that not only the Japanese man‘s caring for the children he fathered but also on his well established background.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS


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