India had banned surrogacy and ordered fertility clinics to reject surrogacy applications from foreign couples. Yogita Limaye visited Anand, a surrogacy center in the western state of Gujarat, where she spoke to women affected by the ban.
A nurse brings a newborn baby to the woman who gave birth to her, saying she is pregnant.
Seeing the baby, the woman gives a tired smile and falls in love with him, after which the nurse takes the baby out. This was probably the last chance for Mina Makwan to see this baby.
She is a surrogate mother. While she was resting after giving birth, her relatives told me that they had decided to raise someone else’s child in their womb so that they could build a house for themselves.
India is one of the few countries that allows the cochlear trade and so thousands of couples visit the country in the hope of having children.