INDIA

10.01.13

Doctor Building ‘Baby Factory’

Poor Indian women to be surrogates for Westerners.

One Indian doctor plans to open up a “baby factory,” to provide money for low-income women and children for Westerners willing to shell out the dough. Dr. Nayna Patel’s clinic in Gujarat, India, will have apartments for surrogates and childless couples, an IVF department, and even restaurants and a gift shop. Patel has already produced 600 babies from an existing surrogacy program. She charges $28,000 for each surrogate and pays the surrogate $8,000—and an extra $2,000 if the woman produces twins. “I definitely see myself as a feminist. Surrogacy is one woman helping another,” Patel says in the documentary House of Surrogates.