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Disabled Baby Born By Surrogate Is Rejected By Commissioning Parents

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A baby girl born by a surrogate mother who has been diagnosed by Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy (a rare muscular condition) has been rejected by her intended parents.

The surrogate mother gave birth to twins, a girl and a boy, after the implantation of embryos. The intended parents decided to keep the boy who was healthy but refused to take the girl home because of her condition. The surrogate mother has claimed that the intended mother made a number of unpleasant comments about the baby which lead her to make her decision to keep and raise her with her husband. The intended parents attended several mediation sessions with the surrogate mother where it was agreed that this would be the arrangement.

The surrogate mother has said the following:-

“I got into surrogacy because I wanted to help a mother who couldn’t have children. But I feel very angry because of what she’s done to the baby girl. I’m glad she is miles away and I’ll never see her in the street.”