London, May 29 : A British couple who travelled to India for IVF treatment abandoned their newborn twins at a hospital in the UK when they found out they were girls.
According to reports, mother, 59, and father, 72, travelled to India for fertility treatment that would not have been allowed in Britain because of their age.
The parents, who were born in India but are British citizens living in Birmingham, reportedly told doctors they did not want the "wrong sex" babies immediately after the children were born by Caesarean section in Wolverhampton's New Cross hospital.
The husband then asked how soon it would be before his wife was fit enough to fly out again for further IVF in the hope of getting a boy to continue the family name.
"Everyone is utterly appalled. How could any parent do this? This is Britain in the 21st century," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
"But they just weren't prepared to raise these two beautiful girls," the source added.