New revelations have emerged in the story of six-month-old baby Gammy, who was reportedly abandoned by his Australian biological parents when they found out he had Down’s Syndrome.
As Mamamia reported last week, the Australian couple allegedly entered into a surrogacy agreement with a young Thai woman in 2013 — but when the two babies were born, the couple returned to Australia with only Gammy’s sister.
The 21-year-old surrogate mother Pattharamon Janbua has been left to care for the boy, who suffers from a congenital heart condition.
The story made international headlines at the weekend — and now, a number of new developments in the distressing story have emerged.
1. Gammy’s parents said they were ‘too old to care for twins’.
Ms Janbua has spoken to Fairfax Media, claiming that Gammy’s father visited the abandoned baby in hospital after his birth but only interacted with his healthy twin sister.
Ms Janbua also said the Australian parents refused to take him because they were ‘too old’ to care for twins, Fairfax reports.
She said the father, who is in his 50s, “came to the hospital to take care of the girl but never looked Gammy in the face or carried him”.
“He did not buy milk for Gammy. He only bought milk for the girl,” she claimed.