Chinese baby born four years after parents’ death in car crash

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A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, BBC reported quoting Chinese media.

The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through IVF.

After the accident, their parents fought a protracted legal battle to be allowed to use the embryos.

The boy was born in December to a surrogate from Laos and The Beijing News first reported the case this week.

The newspaper explained how the lack of precedent for a case of this kind had forced the deceased couple’s parents through a legal minefield before the surrogacy could proceed.

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