COVID-19 lockdown: NRI couple still waiting to meet baby born through surrogacy
Varappuzha: A mother's long wait carrying the dreams of two strangers in her womb has come to an end finally. But the little baby girl is still waiting for her parents having no clue when they will be able to come back. Unfortunately, the restrictions made as part of the coronavirus prevention came in the way of a family's dream.
A Pathanamthitta native couple settled in America has been waiting for a child for 10 long years and chose surrogacy to fulfill their dream. A Keralite woman came forward to become surrogate mother. The treatment was done at Ernakulam Cheranellur Cimar fertility clinic under the supervision of Dr Parashuram.
The couple returned to US after completing treatment six months ago. They were about to come to Kerala in March when the delivery was due. By the time, the COVID-19 outbreak played the villain of the story and they could not travel to Kerala. The baby girl was born in the absence of parents on March 19 through cesarean delivery.
The hospital authorities helped the parents in US see the baby every day through video conferencing and WhatsApp. They are planning to hand over the infant to the relatives of the couple along with the documents. The surrogate mother left the hospital the other day.