The Bunbury couple, who was in controversy due to their involvement in an international surrogacy scandal, did not abandoned baby Gammy in Thailand the family court said.

The Family Court of Western Australia has ordered that Baby Gammy’s twin Pipah will continue to live with the Farnells’.

Allegedlly, Farnells had abandoned baby Gammy, as the boy was born with Down syndrome and only his twin sister Pipah was welcomed into the Farnell household.  Allegedly,  when the couple discovered the condition of the boy  late in the pregnancy, they tried to persuade the surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbau to abort the pregnancy, reported news.com.au.

The allegation was followed by another revelation that David Farnell had convictions for sexually abusing three girls in 1980s and 1990s, as stated by au.news.yahoo.com.

Pipah’s surrogate mother 22-year-old  Pattaramon Chanbau, applied through the court to raise Pipah after discovering David Farnell’s paedophile past.

However, the family court in Western Australia stated today that the accusation was false. The chief judge Stephen Thackray also granted permission to publish his decision.

He said that Chanbua fell in love with the twins and wanted to keep both of them. Farnells  asked their employee, Joy to plead with Chanbau for both children but Chanbau insisted that she wanted to keep baby Gammy.

According to stuff.co.nz, Thackary said that Farnells lied to their family in Western Australia about baby Gammy’s death because they thought that the surrogate mother would not allow them to have baby Gammy and they feared that they might lose both the children.

Thackary stated that Pipah will continue to be raised by the Farnells, while Gammy will be with his surrogate mother.

The Judgement read, “While it is a matter of grave concern to leave any child in the home of a convicted sex offender, I have accepted the expert evidence that while there is a low risk of harm if Pipah stays in that home, there is a high risk of harm if she were removed. I have also taken into account the measures that can be put in place to ensure Pipah is kept safe.”

The measures decided by the Judge include Department of Child Care officers visiting their home three times a year by appointment. The couple must comply with safety plans developed for the child. The judge also ordered that once the twins are in school Farnells have to send artwork by Pipah to Chanbau and Gammy thrice a year to keep the bond between the twins intact. However, the decision of regular electronic communication is left to the parents.

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