By Maria Varenikova | The New York Times | August 15, 2020
This article describes a disturbing situation in the Ukrainian surrogacy industry. Surrogates hired by foreign couples are sent by agencies to Northern Cyprus to circumvent restrictions for same-sex couples or for sex selection. Alarming reports reveal required C-sections and poor medical care, leading to one infant death. As surrogates raced to return home before the Ukrainian border closed and intended parents were unable to reach their children, newborns have been stranded and left with ambiguous legal parentage.