Outsourcing to India now has an entirely new meaning… An Indian doctor is establishing a controversial surrogacy center where Western women can pay less fortunate Indian women to carry their children.
Via Mail Online reports:
A controversial doctor is building the world’s first ‘baby factory’ which will house hundreds of poverty-stricken Indian women making babies for childless Western couples.
The one-stop surrogacy shop – complete with a gift shop and hotel rooms – is under construction as part of India’s multibillion dollar commercial surrogacy industry.
The medic behind the plans, Dr Nayna Patel, already runs a back street clinic in rural Gujarat which currently accommodates around 100 pregnant women in a single house.
Wannabe parents send sperm or embryos to the clinic via courier, often only visiting India to pick up their new son or daughter.
Dr Patel charges hopeful parents $28,000 in exchange for using the womb of one of her surrogates. She pays each surrogate $8,000 per single pregnancy. If it is twins, they are paid an extra $2,000.
A BBC4 documentary, House of Surrogates, will open the lid on her multimillion pound state of the art hospital set to open next year.
Currently under construction, the new clinic will have self catering apartments for the visiting Western couples, a floor for the surrogate mothers to live, offices, delivery rooms, an IVF department and even a collection of restaurants and a gift shop.
In just a decade, Dr Patel’s program has already produced almost 600 babies for rich couples.
She has received death threats and faced accusations of exploiting the poor for profit – but she insists her work is a ‘feminist mission’ bringing equally needy woman together.
Speaking in tonight’s documentary, she said: ‘These woman are doing a job.It’s a physical job. They are paid for that job. These women know there is no gain without pain. I definitely see myself as a feminist. Surrogacy is one woman helping another.’
What do you think of this concept? Seems like there are some ethical issues for sure. Those poor women could be making way more than $8K to carry a baby in the U.S. !