A Thai surrogate, Wassana, sits in a rented room in Bangkok. She was offered US$10,000 to help a foreign couple who wanted a child but could not conceive. Photo: AP

How Asia’s surrogate mothers became a cross-border business

Clampdowns on surrogacy in Cambodia, Thailand and India have led to the emergence of complex, cross-border operations that put women, children and would-be parents at greater risk than before

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A Thai surrogate, Wassana, sits in a rented room in Bangkok. She was offered US$10,000 to help a foreign couple who wanted a child but could not conceive. Photo: AP
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