20 Dec '11, 1pm

China couple break law, have 8 babies

China couple break law, have 8 babies

BEIJING: Authorities in China have launched an investigation after a couple broke family planning laws by having eight babies including several born illegally to surrogates, an official said Tuesday. The wealthy couple in the southern province of Guangdong spent nearly one million yuan (US$157,680) on in-vitro fertilisation and two surrogate mothers, who gave birth to five of the babies, the Guangzhou Daily said. State media did not identify the couple, but said they had "tried in vain for years" to get pregnant naturally and decided to hire surrogate mothers after successfully fertilising eight eggs. The biological mother gave birth to three of the babies. China's one-child policy generally limits couples to one offspring, with exceptions for certain groups. Surrogacy is illegal. Couples who defy the one-child rule can face fines amounting to several years' salary, have a...

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Wealthy Chinese couple has 8 babies using IVF

Wealthy Chinese couple has 8 babies using IVF

straitstimes.com 20 Dec '11, 9am

A wealthy Chinese couple has become parents to eight children using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment and two surroga...

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