Babies made in India

India is rapidly becoming the world’s baby factory. It’s one of the few countries in the world which authorises payment for surrogacy. For €10,000, you can receive fertility treatment, IVF and have the resulting embryos impregnated in a surrogate mother. Nine months later, you return and collect your new baby. On the surface, it seems to be a win-win scenario. Infertile couples get to have a baby while impoverished women receive enough money to pay for their own children’s schooling or buy a small house. But with so many ethical issues at play, can surrogacy really be treated like any other business?


  • Year: 2009
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Babel Press
  • Director: Stéphanie Lebrun et Philippe Levasseur
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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