Childless couples look to India for surrogate mothers

Anuj Chopra | The Christian Science Monitor | 3 April 2006

Eight months pregnant, Reshma is like any other expecting mother, except that the child she’s carrying isn’t her own.

When Reshma gives birth next month in this small Indian town, the newborn will be immediately handed over to its biological parents, non-resident Indians who live in London and who have been unable to bear a child on their own. In return for renting her womb, Reshma will be paid $2,800 – a significant sum by Indian standards.

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