A Working Mum
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Womb for rent: A tale of two mothers
The high cost of surrogacy in Europe and the US means many Western women are outsourcing pregnancy abroad. Carolina, from Ireland, travelled to India to pay Sonal to carry her baby. The World Service’s Your World followed the two women as they came to terms with the emotional costs of the surrogacy.
Sonal, 26, has just given birth to a child she will never see.
“They took away the baby as soon as she was born,” she says. ”I was unconscious when she was born so I didn’t even see her. When I woke up, I asked my mother what had happened, she told me it was a girl.”