Surrogate baby born in India leaves to join biological father in Japan

Other News Materials 2 November 2008 10:03 (UTC +04:00)

A family friend says a baby girl born from a surrogate Indian mother has left to join her biological father in Japan after spending the first three months of her life caught up in bureaucratic delays, the Associated Press reported.

Kamal Vijayvargia, the Indian family friend, says the baby, Manji, and her grandmother left for Osaka on Saturday night.

Emiko Yamada, 70-year-old grandmother of Manji, told reporters in the Indian capital, "amid the happiness I am feeling in going back, I have forgotten all the hurdles and everything. I'm just happy about going back."