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Man claims to be ‘first single father’ through IVF

PANAJI: With the stringent Indian laws becoming an obstacle in the adoption of children, a 36-year-old music teacher sought to become a dad using surrogacy method to fulfill his dream of having a child.

Yousef Khan with his 18 days old baby ‘Kabir’ on Friday proudly announced that he is the first single father via surrogacy in the state.

The baby was born using ‘in vitro fertilization’ technique at 12th attempt on December 2, 2019 at a private clinic in the city. The delivery of the baby was by the surrogate mother through normal delivery. The success was achieved on the 12th attempt and the previous 11 attempts carried out in different cities across India were unsuccessful.

Khan, who is from Pune and based in Dubai, says, “This is one of the best things I have ever done. My life has completely changed. I have only spent 18 days with Kabir and it is the most rewarding thing. I do have a lot of love to give, and the only way that to have a child.”

When asked why he chooses to be a single father, Khan said, “Single doesn’t mean uncoupled. It doesn’t mean incomplete. I was already quite complete. I didn’t have the relationship gene but I have a very strong parenting gene.”

Khan expressed hope to inspire other men married or single to look after their babies.

“I don’t want to be pressurised to get married and I want to raise a child on my own,” he said

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