Mexico's Baby Business

Channel 4 / Unreported World

Mexico
A day after giving birth, Diana says goodbye to the child as she gave birth to when she hands the baby over to the surrogate parents.
Mexico has become an international hotspot for the fast expanding, multi-billion dollar surrogacy industry. The global surrogacy industry is estimated to be worth US$2 billion a year. Prospective parents are attracted to Mexico because it’s cheaper. Although Mexican law says surrogate mothers can’t be paid directly, there are ways around this. Diana was paid $10,000 but in the USA, a successful surrogacy can cost around $50,000