MOSCOW, July 23 (RAPSI) – Foreign families, who cannot take their surrogate mothers’ children, have applied for help to Russia’s Presidential Council for Human Rights, according to Deputy Chair of the body Irina Kirkora.
Not all genetic tests were conducted to confirm blood relationship with the babies locating in Russia, Kirkora said. However, foreigners are ready to take tests to reunite with their children as soon as possible, she added.
The Council seeks to promptly help the biological families in the organization of test processes, confirmation of reuniting possibility including visa, entry into the country, according to the official.
In January, law enforcement found a body of a dead newborn boy in a flat in the Moscow Region’s town of Odintsovo. There were also three other kids there along with a nurse. Investigators believe surrogate mothers gave birth to the children to transfer them later to foreign parents.
In mid-June, eight defendants in the case over trafficking of surrogate mothers’ children were placed in detention until September.