Paid to carry a stranger’s baby – then forced to raise it

By Elaine Chong and Tim Whewell | BBC News | February 2019

Thirty-three women were arrested in Cambodia as part of crackdown on the illegal surrogacy industry there. The surrogacy agency employees were charged with trafficking, and the surrogates, most of whom did not know the practice was illegal, were charged and detained, then required to raise the children themselves without receiving the surrogacy compensation or any other financial assistance. This article features the stories of four Cambodian women caught up in the crackdown.

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