World's First Test-Tube Orphan? Your Views on this poor child

A test tube baby in India may become the world's first surrogate orphan after the Japanese couple who were to adopt her split up.


Ikufumi Yamada was due to adopt the girl with his then-wife Yuki Yamada but since their divorce she no longer wants anything to do with the child.

The law in India allows commercial surrogacy but does not allow single men to adopt.

This means Mr Yamada, 41, cannot take the baby from the hospital in Jaipur city, in western Rajasthan state.

Dr Sanjay Arya, who is caring for the baby, said the surrogate mother has also left the little girl, who is now being looked after by Mr Yamada's mother.

"The grandmother becomes very emotional when she is told that the child cannot be taken out of India," he said.

"The lawmakers will have to find some solution for this."

Without adoption papers, the baby girl cannot be issued a passport or leave the country, he added.

Experts say commercial surrogacy is growing in India. There are no exact figures but doctors work with surrogates in every major city.

The women are impregnated in-vitro with the egg and sperm of couples from all over the world who are unable to conceive on their own.

Surrogate mothers, often poor women with little education, earn around £2,500, plus all medical costs, for the service.

Most couples end up paying the surrogacy clinic about £5,000 for the entire procedure, including fertilisation, the fee to the mother and medical expenses.

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    its a shame!!!!!! i wud have her any day she is sooooo beautiful !! Ppl out there do anything for a child

  • 1 decade ago

    As long as they are still married and not divorced he should get the child. The law is not a benefit for the child involved here - why should a man not be allowed to have his own child? There should not have to be adoption -- its legally his child. If they did a DNA test that should prove his parenthood - allowing him to take the child.

  • 1 decade ago

    that is absolutely apalling - there is clearly not enough consideration made to the needs of these innocent children - it is all about the money! what a disgrace

  • 1 decade ago
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