Once the go-to place for surrogacy, India tightens control over its baby industry—Public Radio International

21 Sep 2020 | Narratives & Features, Portfolio | 0 comments

Surrogacy is reported to bring $400 million every year to the Indian economy. Doctors in even the smallest towns assist in it, but a few towns like Anand have turned it into big business. Until 2015, anyone from anywhere could fly to India, spend about $35,000 and leave with a baby. The industry was barely regulated until reports from human rights agencies started to circulate about how surrogates were being treated. Then, in 2015, the government put a stop to all international surrogacy, and India’s reproductive tourism business slowed down. But what’s at stake for parents and surrogates?

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