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Draft legislation to regulate surrogacy and assisted reproductive services is crucial to ensuring the well-being of the children involved, experts say. 

The bill, known as the Protection of Children Born as a Result of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act, will ensure that babies born to surrogate mothers will be legally recognised as the children of the commissioning parents, and place restrictions on surrogacy services.

Rarinthip Sirorat, director of the Office of Promotion and Protection of Children, Youth, the Elderly and Vulnerable Groups, said current laws mean that newborn babies legally belong to the birth mother, even if she is not the biological parent.

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