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Pandemic splits surrogates from families


Monitoring Desk

BEIJING: Cherry Lin wistfully strokes a babygrow, fretting it may be too small for a son she is yet to meet — one of hundreds of Chinese mothers estranged from babies born to commercial surrogates overseas after the coronavirus forced border closures. China banned all forms of surrogacy –- both commercial and altruistic — in 2001 due to concerns poor women were being exploited. But for $35-75,000 couples can seek women abroad, from Laos and Russia, to Ukraine, Georgia and the US, to carry their babies.

The system has been tipped into chaos by the pandemic, which has …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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