Mitsutoki Shigeta: ‘Baby factory’ dad wins paternity rights

Source: BBC News

A Bangkok court has awarded paternity rights to a Japanese man over 13 babies he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

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The ruling allows Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to pursue custody of the children.

The son of a wealthy entrepreneur, he caused controversy in 2014 when he was revealed to have fathered at least 16 babies via surrogates in Thailand.

His so-called “baby factory” case and others led to Thailand banning commercial surrogacy for foreigners.

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