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 shock over report of father 'sex offender' allegations

A surrogate mother in Thailand who was left with a Down's Syndrome baby allegedly abandoned by his Australian biological parents has said she would be happy to have the baby's healthy twin returned. Pattaramon Chanbua also spoke of her shock over reports alleging the father was a convicted sex offender.

Thai surrogate mother said she would take the little girl back. Credit: APTV

The 21-year-old said the father rejected Gammy, while taking his healthy twin sister home to the state of Western Australia.

Australia's Nine Network television alleged that the father was a convicted paedophile.

Pattaramon Chanbua, Surrogate mother: "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."

On condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, a police officer told The Associated Press, that the father was a convicted sex offender.?

While the mother had previously said she was happy to have the twin girl stay with the Australian parents, the reports about the father's past had raised doubts in her mind.

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