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The baby makers

We meet the couples desperate for a child and the women in India who give birth to babies they will never know.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2014 10:24
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The birth business is thriving in India. Childless couples from around the world are flocking to the country, pinning their hopes on the poor young Indian women willing to bear other people’s babies.

In poverty-plagued India, the thousands of dollars couples pay their surrogates can open the door to a much brighter future.

But critics say the women – and increasingly would-be parents -- are being exploited as ethics are swept aside in pursuit of profit.

101 East explores India’s booming baby-making industry, and the couples hoping to bring a baby home. But as we find, the results don’t always match their dreams.

In #India, women are willing to carry your baby for a fee. Will you consider #surrogacy? Tell us what you think @AJ101East

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