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Gammy: Biological parents deny wanting to leave him behind

The biological parents of baby Gammy said they wanted him as well as his twin sister but feared losing both children when the surrogate mother threatened to involve the police.

David and Wendy Farnell were criticised for leaving the seven-month-old in Thailand after finding out he had Down's syndrome, while returning home to Australia with his healthy sister Pipah.

But the pair told 60 Minutes on Australia's Channel Nine, that they had little choice but to leave Thailand after the children's surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua had told them "if we try to take our little boy, she's going to get the police and she's going to keep both of the babies".

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Thai surrogate mother 'happy' to take back healthy twin

A surrogate mother in Thailand who was left with a Down's Syndrome baby abandoned by his Australian biological parents has said she would be happy to have the baby's healthy twin returned.

Pattaramon Chanbua. Credit: APTN

Pattaramon Chanbua, 21, said: "If she (baby girl) is happy, then I, as a mother, am also happy. I don't want to bring her back to suffer or anything. A mother would never want her child in trouble. But if she really cannot go on living there, then I'm very happy to have her back in my arms."

She said the father rejected Gammy, while taking his healthy twin sister home to the state of Western Australia.

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