Sushma takes up case of surrogate baby’s passport


New Delhi: Days after offering help to a stranded British couple in Mumbai, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the UK government when they would issue the passport for their infant daughter of about five-months.

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The couple, Chris and Michele Newman, have alleged that they were forced to look at orphanages for their surrogate infant in view of the delay in her paperwork on the part of the UK passport authorities.

"When will Britain give Lily a passport? We are prepared to extend parents' visa till then," Swaraj said in a tweet on 17 September.

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