India-Japan baby in legal wrangle
The Japanese baby born to a surrogate Indian mother
The baby is now being looked after by her grandmother
The future of a Japanese baby born to a surrogate Indian mother is uncertain after her parents divorced.
Both the infant's natural and surrogate mothers say they do not want to take custody of her. Her father does, but he is not entitled to under Indian law.
"But, according to Indian laws, a single father cannot adopt a girl child. This is the major legal hassle arising in this case.
The Japanese baby born to a surrogate Indian mother with her grandmother
My son loves the baby very much, says the infant's grandmother
"But the question is when the child has 50 percent of its father's DNA, where does the point arise of him having to adopt the child as he is her natural father?"
So... what then? The natural father should be able to "adopt his own child then"... don't you love bureau contradiction? Gotta hand it to common sense this time to solve issues.