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Petitioning Director/Founder Dr. Mariam Kukunashvili

Please New Life refund the money of these parents

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Gordon and Manuel hired New Life Global LLP (NL) for egg donor and surrogacy services in Bangkok, Thailand. They signed the contract in early 2015 and they were pregnant by May of that year. In August, a crisis erupted because of various surrogacy scandals and NL closed their agency and laid off all of their employees except one administrative assistant. Carmen was born in January 2016 and the surrogate, that was recruited, screened, and selected by NL, refused to sign the required paperwork.
The Lake family has been trapped more than a year in Thailand. A continuous nightmare that is ruining their lives and have to live apart from their family and wipeout all of their savings. Their other son, Alvaro, is under psychological treatment at only 2 years old, since he is living apart from his family (After 5 months in Thailand, in June 2015 his parents decided that Alvaro should return to Spain and lived with his aunts and uncles to avoid suffering the stress of living in constant danger and constant movement, because in March the surrogate and her legal advisor attempted to arrange for Carmen to be kidnapped.

Acts for which New Life is wholly responsible for this nightmare:

Bud and Manuel are legally married in both of their countries where gay marriage is legal. NL should have warned of the risks of carrying out surrogacy in a country that does not recognize their marriage.
NL has not provided them with a signed contract by the surrogate, this is because they do not have one. The fact that they do not have a signed contract has caused them many problems and delays in the solution to their situation.
The surrogate has a criminal record for armed theft.
Her family is completely dysfunctional.
Manuel and Gordon discovered on the surrogate’s public Facebook page that she was obsessed with having a mixed-race child for many years and that she planned to keep their baby. This is something the agency could have discovered with simple research.
The surrogate’s husband didn´t know she was doing surrogacy.
The surrogate has been in continuous contact with Premchit, the subcontracted surrogate case manager of NL in Bangkok by Line and phone calls, at least up until April 2015 regarding the recruitment of surrogates. So, why didn’t she just ask the surrogate for the contract if they have a good relationship?
The surrogate has stated to the media that she did not know that Gordon and Manuel were a gay couple.


Considering the above, we ask NL to assume their share of the responsibility in this problem that is ruining Manuel and Gordon´s lives, for their lack of proper operations:

Not communicating to the surrogate that they were a gay couple.
Not providing them with a signed contract with the surrogate, a key document in the surrogacy process.
Not carrying out the proper psychological and social background checks of the surrogate.
Not speaking with the surrogate’s family, her partner nor her teenage daughter, in order to verify the approval of the process by those in her immediate family, as is commonly done by other agencies.
Not visiting the surrogate’s home to assure that it complied with a minimum level of good hygiene for carrying out a pregnancy.
Not giving complete information to the surrogate regarding how the IVF process works (she thought her own egg was used).
 

Manuel and Gordon are about to begin a court battle for NL to assume their mistakes and financially compensate the family for the nightmare they have been living now for more than an entire year with no clear end in sight.


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Gordon y Manuel contrataron New Life Global LLP (NL) para su segundo proceso de subrogación en Bangkok, Tailandia. Todo fue bien hasta el momento del nacimiento de su hija Carmen.

Una mañana durante una visita en el hospital, Gordon se encontró por casualidad con Premchit, agente subcontratada por NL, la cual ofrecía servicios post-parto para ayudar con todo el papeleo. No quisieron contratarla porque Carmen al tener nacionalidad americana, el papeleo era bastante sencillo. Por desgracia, a partir de no contratarla, todo se complicó y desde entonces llevan ya 8 meses atrapados en Bangkok. 

Hace unos meses crearon una página de fundraising para gastos legales pero ya han agotado el dinero en abogados y el proceso aún no ha terminado.
8 meses de alojamiento, gastos legales, intermediarios, visados, más todos sus gastos en España, etc. 

 
Durante este tiempo la subrogada ha mantenido en todos los medios de comunicación:

 
.- Que no sabía que Bud y Manuel eran una pareja homosexual.

.- Que firmó un contrato sin saber que ponía porque estaba solo en inglés.


Operaciones erroneas

 
.- NL no tiene ningún contrato firmado con la subrogada, por lo que Bud y Manuel tampoco. El no tener un contrato firmado les ha causado muchos problemas y retrasos en la solución de su problema. Según la agente de NL el contrato lo tenía la subrogada

.- Han descubierto en su perfil público de Facebook, que la subrogada estaba obsesionada con tener una hija mestiza desde hace años y que planeaba quedársela después del parto. Algo que con una simple investigación la agencia hubiera descubierto.

.- Su marido y su familia no sabían nada de que se había sometido a un proceso de subrogación. 

.- También han sabido recientemente que su subrogada ha estado en continuo contacto con la agente de NL en Bangkok a través de Line y llamadas telefónicas, por lo menos hasta Abril de 2015. Hablando sobre captación de subrogadas y tarifas. Entonces, si tienen buena relación porqué no le ha pedido el contrato?

 
Por todo ello pedimos a NL que asuma su parte de responsabilidad, en todo este problema que está arruinando a esta familia, por:

 
.- No comunicar a la gestante que eran una pareja homosexual.

.- No tener un contrato firmado con ella ni en inglés ni en thai, un documento clave en un proceso de subrogación.

.-  No haber realizado un background social y psicológico de la gestante.

.- No haber hablado con su familia, su marido o su hija adolescente, para comprobar la aceptación del proceso por parte de su entorno como sí hacen muchas otras agencias.

.- No visitar su casa para asegurarse que se cumplían todos los requisitos de higiene para llevar a cabo un embarazo.

.- No proporcionarle información detallada sobre cómo funciona un proceso IVF (ella pensaba que se había utilizado su propio óvulo)

 
Pedimos a New Life que devuelva el dinero pagado por Gordon Lake y Manuel Santos. Y que esto sirva para que mejore su proceso de selección de gestante y donantes y su trato con los Intended Parents.

 
NOTA: Esta petición está realizada desde España, lugar donde Gordon Lake  firmó el contrato con NL

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