Source: BBC News
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.