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Baby born through surrogacy after parents die
Destined to be an orphan upon arrival into the world. This boy was born On Dec 9, 2017 from a Laotian surrogate mother in a hospital in Guangzhou, China. He was named Tiantian, literally sweetness, by his maternal grandmother in the hopes of bringing happiness and sweetness to the families of his dead parents.
Only five days before the scheduled transplantation of the embryos created by his parents using vitro fertilization, both parents died in a car accident. His dead parents were both only child of their respective families, just like many others in China because of the One-child policy. The parents of the dead couple were so eager to use the left embryos in a hospital to keep their family lines. Since there is no such regulation or law for a use of dead parents’ embryos in China, they had to file a lawsuit to retrieve the embryos, seek a hospital overseas to conduct a transplant operation, and find a surrogate mother to deliver the baby. Four years after the couple died, their, and their parents' dream came true.
The grandparents won’t tell this story to the boy until he is ready.
Enjoy reading the article and learn what it took for the grandparents to make this amazing birth happen.