The heartless Australian couple who abandoned Gammy


David and Wendy Farnell with Gammy's twin sister Pipah. (photo courtesy of Australia's Nine Network)

David and Wendy Farnell with Gammy’s twin sister Pipah. (Photo courtesy of Australia’s Nine Network)

My previous blog about this heartless couple can be viewed at this link:

The reason why I am writing a sequel to it is simply to introduce you to the couple whom you can see here with Pipah, the twin sister of Gammy.

As mentioned already the couple, David and Wendy Farnell, abandoned Gammy in Thailand when they discovered his disability and left him with his surrogate mother, 21-year-old Pattaramon Chanbua.

While it is true that no parent wants a child with disability, as he claims, the fact, however, is that with surrogacy you can’t just blame the proxy mother, who carries the pregnancy for a couple who are not able bear a child, and for a fee, for any defect that comes out of it.

What I am saying is that the practice carries with it some risks that they alone should be responsible for, especially considering the couple’s ages.

But that is neither here nor there now.

What is making this sordid story even rotten is the alleged shady character of Farnell.

It was reported that in the late 1990s, Farnell was convicted of 22 child sex offences, committed while he was in his 20s, including one against a girl who was just seven. The sentencing judge said the victims had been ‘robbed of their childhood’.

Farnell was sentenced to three years jail in 1997 for sexually molesting two girls in ‘secretive meetings’ in his shed or house, in 1982 and 1983, when the girls were aged seven and 10.

It was not until the women were adults that they made complaints and court documents said the women had suffered ‘depression’ and ‘difficulty forming relationships’ as a result of the abuse.



2 comments on “The heartless Australian couple who abandoned Gammy

  1. Love 2 Type says:

    I do not know why they want kids still at their age. I want to be called mama and not lola by my kids someday. If this guy has history with molesting girls, i do not think he will be as kind to this girl as well especially with how they deal with this girl’s twin brother. They do not really see it as their own if they could just discard the other.

    • quierosaber says:

      Had thoughts along that line which make them all the more irresponsible and selfish. How long could they become hands-on parents for the little girl – if ever? They are looking at happiness for themselves which is short term. At the stage both are in now, especially the fiendish husband, how could they be able to continue loving and caring – if ever – for the child on a long term basis? the way it looks Gammy’s life portends to be better. I can only wish the little girl all the best and hope all the angels in heaven protect her.

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