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Aussie couple deny abandoning Thai boy with Downs

AN Australian couple has denied abandoning a boy born with Down syndrome to a surrogate they engaged in Thailand.

The plight of six-month-old Gammy, who also has a hole in his heart, has prompted calls for reform of surrogacy services in Australia.

Impoverished mother Pattaramon Chanbua told the ABC she gave birth to twins after agreeing to be a surrogate for the West Australian couple with a promised payment of about $16,000.

She claims the couple, who have not been identified, rejected Gammy and returned to Australia with his healthy sister.

But the baby girl's Australian father says the clinic's doctor only told them about the girl.

He has told the ABC they had a lot of trouble with the surrogacy agency and had been told it no longer existed.

More on this at ABC News



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