Baby of Cretan surrogacy clinic scandal sold to Australian woman

·

A baby born in Chania as part of the Cretan surrogacy clinic scandal which took place in August this year, has been sold to a woman in Australia.

Ta Nea.GR reported that the baby is currently undergoing medical care in the Neonatal Unit of the general hospital of Chania in Crete. The baby’s biological parents remain unknown.

It is believed to be from a surrogate mother with Georgian origins who was involved in the prior scandal.

Flashnews.GR described the situation as a “difficult” legal case as the baby’s biological parents have yet to be discovered. However, thankfully, the baby was found to be healthy. 

In September, at least 36 Australian couples and five women were told their sperm, eggs and embryos from a controversial surrogacy clinic in Greece might not have been compromised. Photo: Supplied.

The Australian woman who adopted the baby reportedly paid a significant amount of money to the people of the Cretan trafficking ring to receive the baby. She also signed and has all the necessary legal documents to secure her claim. 

The woman planned to take the baby back to Australia and raise it, however sources did not confirm whether there was a father involved.

Many cases involving the Cretan surrogacy clinic scandal, such as this one with the Australian woman, have been reported. They are expected to be heard in the courts within the new year.

Source: Ta Nea.Gr and Flash News.Gr.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Panagia Soumela Monastery: Pilgrimage to the ancient cradle of Pontic Hellenism

Carved into Mount Melas in Trabzon, the Monastery of Panagia Soumela has stood proudly for over 1,600 years.

Memories that ‘bleed’: A visit to the Armenian Genocide Museum

The wine, the conversation with Maria and Aram, all pieces in the puzzle of my stay in Armenia’s capital had been carefully placed.

Australian Business Summit Council launch fifth issue of ‘Ekonomos’

The Australian Business Summit Council Inc. hosted 250 business leaders, diplomats and politicians at its lavish Annual Gala Dinner.

Dora and George Hatzikiriakos’ fish and chip shop among the best on NSW South Coast

The Eurobodalla on the NSW south coast is home to some of the best fish and chip joints. "Harzikiriakos' Ocean Grill is one of them.

Two Greek beaches among Tripadvisor’s top European beaches for 2024

Greece saw two beaches included in Tripadvisor’s Best Beaches in Europe for 2024, as part of its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.

You May Also Like

TGH Exclusive: ANU recognises migrant impact in Australian Journal of Biography and History

When the Australian National University in Canberra decided to publish their 2019 Australian Journal of Biography and History for the second year in a...

Greece appoints caretaker PM ahead of second elections

Following Greece's failure to form a coalition in parliament last weekend, a caretaker prime minister has been appointed.

Battle of Crete Memorial Committee of WA unveils proposed memorial design

The memorial, will commemorate the courage, sacrifice and commitment of those who served and endured the battle.