Ukraine’s ‘Baby Factories’: The Human Cost of Surrogacy
September 14, 2018
(Aljazeera) – Ukraine has become an increasingly popular destination for foreign couples seeking affordable surrogacy services since they became legal in 2002. The average package costs around $30,000, compared with prices between $80,00 and $120,000 in the United States. Demand has surged since 2015 when Thailand, India and Nepal outlawed commercial surrogacy following reports of widespread exploitation of women. The Ministry of Health was unable to provide data on the number of surrogate mothers in Ukraine.