The practice of renting out your womb, so to speak, has been criticized as exploitative in some third world countries including India.
A 23-year old recently gave birth for an Indian American couple. She said she got the idea from her mother, who has also been a surrogate.
“Surrogacy is a respectable profession and I had no qualms in recommending it to my daughter,” said the mother.
“While we have had women bring in their sisters and sister-in-laws to opt for surrogacy and earn money, mothers endorsing this profession for their daughters is a stamp of approval,” said Dr Dr Nayana Patel, who runs an IVF clinic in India.