Indian surrogate mother seeks return of child

Family|News|May 30th 2013

Punjab and Haryana High CourtAn Indian woman who applied for the return of a child she claimed had been abducted by close relatives is in fact his surrogate mother, a court has heard.

The woman had approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the northern city of Chandigarh, the Indian Express reports. She said relatives had frequently taken the two and a half year-old boy to their home for visits but then one day but then one day failed to return.

Later, however, the woman’s husband said he was not the biological father of the boy. The child’s actual biological father, a man from Amritsar, later appeared in court and told judges that the woman had in fact been hired by his wife as a surrogate because she was unable to bear children.

Judges at the High Court ordered the woman to respond to the claims, saying it was a “unique”case.

 Phot of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Paul Lechevallier  via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence

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