Wombs for Rent in India
Three people are involved in making baby’s birth in possible surrogate motherhood. The baby’s biological mother and father and a surrogate mother that carries the baby to term.
Surrogate motherhood is only possible through in vitro fertilization (IVF). A donor egg is fertilized in vitro and than transferred to the surrogate mother’s womb.
India is one of the world’s leading centers for surrogate motherhood. Every year, several hundred babies are born in the country and may never know who gave birth to them.
A crew travels to India to investigate its booming surrogacy industry. Surrogacy for profit is a controversial issue, due to fears that it may leave vulnerable women open to exploitation.
However, those at centers such as the Akanksha Infertility Clinic in Gujarat are convinced of the benefits for all involved. Dr. Nayna Patel has so far helped over 500 childless couples become parents to their own offspring, while providing surrogate mothers with a life-changing sum of money.