Why So Many More Women Are Volunteering to be Surrogates

Maya Oppenheim  | Independent | November 27, 2022

2021 brought a sharp increase in the number of women in the UK volunteering to be surrogates. Factors contributing to the uptick include increasing social acceptability of surrogacy and desire to support LGBTQ families. 

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They Were Surrogates. Now They Must Raise the Children.

Hannah Beech | The New York Times | November 26, 2022

In 2018, 30 Cambodian surrogates were convicted of human trafficking, served time in prison, and gave birth while imprisoned–some chained to their beds. In exchange for suspended sentences, they have had to raise the children themselves. This journalist followed the surrogates for the last 10 months to report on their stories within Cambodia’s gray market.

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‘Rent My Womb’: Women Are Desperate to Become Surrogates in Mexico

Emily Green | Vice | October 28, 2022

Increasing demand among U.S. couples for cheaper surrogacy options has contributed to a surrogacy boom in Mexico. Mexican women are signing up to be surrogates, but the lack of regulations to oversee it leave surrogates vulnerable to exploitation.

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Busan Asian Cinema Fund Recipient ‘Mariam’ Tackles Plight of Migrant Workers, Illegal Surrogacy in India

Naman Ramachandran | Variety | October 5, 2022

A new film, “Mariam,” follows the breadwinner of an Indian migrant family who travels to Mumbai in search of work. The title character takes on an illegal surrogate pregnancy to earn money to support her family.

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Couple Who Found Surrogate on Facebook Want Law Change

Tracy Neal | Otago Daily Times | October 2, 2022

Currently, when a child is born via IVF to a surrogate in Aotearoa New Zealand, the intended parents must adopt the child in order to become their legal parents. Legislative efforts propose changes to these laws to regulate (uncompensated) surrogacy arrangements.

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