A same s*x American-Spanish couple have finally won their high profile custody battle against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child. The Legal battle began in 2015 when she decided to flout the agreement and keep the baby because she found out they were g*y.
Gordon Lake & his partner Manuel Santos have been stuck in Thailand ever since they launched a legal battle after their baby – Carmen was born in January 2015. Their plans for a family went south when their Thai Surrogate refused to hand over their daughter, even though the egg fertilized was from an anonymous donor.
They finally won the case today and the couple’s lawyer, Rachapol Sirikulchit, said that Bangkok’s Juvenile and Family Court granted the legal custody of their now 15 month old daughter to her biological father, Gordon Lake.