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Report: Couples prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies

Sydney - Two Australian couples were prevented Thursday from leaving Thailand with their surrogate babies, ABC radio reported.

The same-sex couples were stopped by immigration officials at Bangkok airport, the Australian broadcaster said. One of the couples was travelling with the surrogate mother.

Immigration officers were acting on the instruction of authorities, ABC said.

An American couple was also prevented from leaving with a surrogate baby over the past 24 hours, it reported.

The broadcaster said it has learned immigration authorities have been ordered by police not to allow surrogate babies to leave Thailand without a court order.


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