In search of surrogates, foreign couples descend on Ukraine

Source: BBC News

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Ukraine, one of Europe’s poorest nations, is fast becoming the place to go for people desperate to find a surrogate to have their baby. The money on offer is drawing in many young women, but there are fears they could be exploited.

Ana* was 18 years old when she found out about surrogacy from a television news report.

She had just finished secondary school and had plans to work in a hotel in her small western Ukrainian town, where tourists come to see a medieval castle.

That job pays $200 a month, but for carrying someone else’s baby, she learned, she could earn up to $20,000 (£14,000).

Ana’s family is not poor by local standards. Her mother is an accountant and has always supported her.

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  1. “Actions are judged by the motives,” is the most famous saying of the prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, and I hope that we are able to see the issue of surrogacy in that light.

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