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Baby boy born four years after parents died in road accident

Source ZeeNews

A baby boy was recently born through surrogacy in China – four years after his parents had died in a fatal road accident. The child’s grandparents reportedly fought a lenghty legal battle to get the four fertilised embryos the couple had left at a local hospital.

The Beijing News reported that a surrogate mother from Laos gave birth to the baby – four years after Shen Jie and Liu Xi died in a road accident in Yixing in China’s Jiangsu Province. The couple had been undergoing fertility treatment before they met with the accident.

There has been no precedent of parents of a deceased person inheriting the embryos of their child/children. In the case of Jie and Xi, their parents had to file two lawsuits in order to get the fertilised embryos in a case that made headlines in the Chinese media.

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