(CNN) — His name is Gammy. He’s just seven months old and is attracting attention to the murky world of surrogacy in Thailand, as the military-led country cracks down on the industry.
Gammy was born with Down Syndrome in December last year to an impoverished Thai mother, Pattaramon Chanbua; one of twins she was carrying for an Australian couple.
However, when it came time to take the babies home, they only took one — a healthy girl — leaving the ailing boy in Thailand with a mother ill-equipped to care for a child with special needs.
She said the couple told her they were “told old” to take care of twins, according to Fairfax Media.
However, on Monday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported the father claimed doctors had only told the couple about the baby girl.
“When the girl was discharged from the hospital, the mother asked me that if…
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