Friday, January 16, 2015

Japanese Dad Sues Thai Gov for Surrogate Babies

The Thailand Social Development and Human Security Ministry is being sued by Mitsutoki Shigeta, the Japanese man who fathered at least nine surrogacy babies in Thailand, reports the Bangkok Post.

Vichien Chaovalit, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said he received notice that the lawsuit would be filed by Shigeta’s lawer in the Nonthaburi civil court.

Caninat and Leeds’ Thailand paternity attorneys specialize in representing Thai and international cases in Thailand Family Court. 

The ministry took custody of the babies after police discovered them in a raid. At least nine of the surrogacy babies were fathered by Shigeta.   

Thailand currently doesn’t have any laws expressly governing commercial surrogacy practices, though the Thailand Draft Surrogacy Law is still under review with the National Legislative Assembly.

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