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Baby Gammy: Twin Sister’s Adoptive Parents Could Face Perjury Charges

April 29, 2016

(The Guardian) – The western Australian couple at the centre of the baby Gammy international surrogacy scandal could face perjury charges for lying about their egg donor. Thai surrogate Pattaramon Chanbua, who cares for the boy with Down syndrome, unsuccessfully challenged Wendy and David Farnell for custody of his healthy twin sister, Pipah, amid concerns over Mr Farnell’s previous child sex abuse convictions. Western Australia’s family court chief judge, Stephen Thackray, ruled this month the Bunbury couple could keep Pipah with strict conditions but noted they lied about Mrs Farnell providing the egg when in fact they used an anonymous donor.

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