Yaroslavskaya told RIA Novosti that all the children found were born from surrogate mothers who signed a refusal to them. Investigators already have documents from the accompanying company.
The Ombudsman indicated that surrogacy was not prohibited in the country, but the coronavirus pandemic affected the adoption process abroad.
- As an ombudsman for children, I fear: are there any cases in Moscow where children who were also born as surrogate mothers and were unable to leave the country on time due to quarantine in order to go to their parents, may be in conditions that are not known to us. “I sent a request to the Department of Health, to the prosecutor’s office so that a check in the maternity hospital for receiving children by proxy would be scheduled to determine where the children are, in what condition,” Yaroslavskaya said.
She also said that the five babies found, according to doctors, are in good condition and develop according to age.
The babies were discovered by chance - they were found by a health professional and called the police. The situation was taken under control by the commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on demography, protection of the family, children and traditional family values, RIA Novosti reported.