Baby born four years after death of parents

Liu Baojun, who runs a surrogacy institute flanked by the grandmothers of the baby

A Chinese baby was born by a surrogate mother four years after his parents were killed in a vehicle accident.

The couple had made a decision to try in vitro fertilization after two years of marriage but, five days before one of the fertilized embryos were scheduled to be transplanted, they died in a auto accident in March 2013.

After the fatal accident, the embryos were stored at a Nanjing hospital because there was no precedent as to whether the parents of the deceased could inherit the fertilized eggs.

They then hired a surrogate mother, from Laos in south-east Asia, to deliver the child.

On Tuesday, the newspaper released blurred-out pictures of the new family: In one, the four beaming grandparents gather around their unlikely grandchild.

Baby Tiantian was born in December 2017 in a hospital in Guangzhou, a port city to the northwest of Hong Kong.

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At that point, a second major hurdle arose: Surrogacy has been illegal in China since 2001, when the Health Ministry banned it on "ethical principles", and no other hospital in the country was willing to take in the embryos. The grandparents are said to be very happy to have Tiantian, whose name means "sweetness" in Chinese. The court first gave the parents of the dead couple the right to use the embryos, but only if it could be proved that they would be kept in another hospital.

"He's always smiling. His eyes are like my daughter, but he looks more like her dad overall", Hu Xingxian, the mother of Liu Xi, was quoted as saying. A surrogate mother from Laos gave birth to the child in December, according to media reports. Last month, the family celebrated Tiantian's 100 days of birth by throwing a small party.

They also revealed that they will tell their grandson about his parents deaths when he is older.

Shen said, "This boy is destined to be sad on his arrival into the world".

"We will definitely tell him in the future - how can we not?"

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