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Britain's oldest new parents devastated at their baby being taken away by social services

The 63-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man had their baby taken away due to issues regarding the baby's welfare
UPDATED JAN 27, 2020
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A British couple who became the oldest parents in the country to have a baby through surrogacy had their one-year-old baby taken away by social services.

A 63-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man had their baby taken away due to issues regarding the baby's welfare, reports said. 

A source revealed to The Sun, "They are devastated."

"Social services have been dealing with them since last year and told them to make improvements in how the child was being looked after.

“They then decided that the called-for improvements had not happened and took the child into care.”

The couple's age is thought to be a factor in the intervention of social services. They are concerned about the child's well-being under the care of the couple.

The social services had been involved in the case ever since the baby was born and they asked the couple to improve the care being given to the child.

They then decided that the called-for improvements were not met and decided to take the child away and put him in foster care.

The couple had the baby by using a surrogate mother in her 30s. She is believed to have been impregnated by the sperm of the 65-year-old man and a donor egg.

The couple spent over £100,000 on the procedure and used a clinic outside the UK as a number of clinics refused the procedure citing the age of the couple.

The birth mother and her husband were named on the birth certificate but they signed an agreement allowing the couple to adopt the child.

Social services monitored the situation closely and after a few concerns were raised the child was taken away and put in foster care.

The adoptive parents lost one of the battles but still continue to fight. They are allowed supervised visits.

The adoptive mother has refused to comment on the situation. 

A source says that the situation is quite unusual but social workers only did what was best for the child.