British couple may be forced to leave surrogate baby in Mumbai orphanage, Sushma Swaraj questions UK In Tweet


MUMBAI: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has, in a progression of tweets, taken up the reason for a British couple who had an infant through surrogacy in India however might be compelled to abandon her in a halfway house since they haven’t figured out how to get a British international ID for her. ‘Should halfway house be the predetermination of a surrogate child?’ Ms Swaraj tweeted the previous evening. 

Chris and Michele Newman are in Mumbai on a therapeutic visa that has been augmented yet terminates on October 7. Their three-month-old girl Lily may not get travel records in time, the British department in Mumbai has allegedly cautioned. 

“We can hardly imagine how we could be compelled to do the inconceivable and leave our child in India!” the couple from Surrey in England has composed on a request on 

Ms Swaraj addressed British compelling voices in her tweets furthermore ripped into the individuals who have reprimanded the administration’s turn towards harder surrogacy laws. 


The Newmans are among the last to have a surrogate child in India after the administration a month ago chose to boycott business surrogacy and said just a nearby relative can be a surrogate. 

Lily’s identification application has been with the UK Home office since June 3. 

“I had to accomplish something no father needed to – I was walking about at 3 am, taking a gander at halfway houses amidst Mumbai,” Chris Newman was cited as telling BBC. 

The UK Home Office has apparently said that the infant’s identification will be issued after checks to guarantee that her “advantages are ensured” and claim to British nationality confirmed. 

“We have as of now been told twice now by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that we ought to be set up to leave Lily. It is frenzy that UK Government and HMPO is so eager to shield the prosperity of an infant candidate to guarantee that it hasn’t been trafficked, that it is glad for that youngster to be left without its folks in an outside nation with a complete outsider. While I comprehend that checks need to done, I would likewise trust that sound judgment would win, after each of the a basic DNA test would demonstrate that Chris is the organic father,” says the Newmans’ request.