Japanese Man Sues Thai Government for Taking Surrogacy Children

by admin on January 16, 2015

According to the Bangkok Post, Mitsutoki Shigeta filed a lawsuit, via his lawyer, against the Social Development and Human Security Ministry for taking away some of the babies he father.

Police discovered the babies after a police raid in August 2014. The babies were suspected to be part of a surrogacy baby factory. It was later revealed that Shigeta purportedly fathered at least nine surrogacy babies, who are currently in the ministry’s custody and care.

The ministry’s permanent secretary, Vichien Chaovalit, said the officials acted within their jurisdiction under the Child Protection Act 2003 by apprehending the babies, reports the Bangkok Post.

The family lawyers at Chaninat and Leeds are experts on paternity law in Thailand with decades of experience in Thai Family Courts. 

The Thailand Draft Surrogacy Law is currently awaiting consideration from the Thai Parliament.

Read the full story here.

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Related Resources:
Thailand Medical Council Regulations on Surrogacy and IVF
Surrogacy in Thailand: Laws and Regulations

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