. 40(5):284-290, September/October 2015.
As the costs of surrogacy in the United States have risen, some couples experiencing infertility are turning to international surrogates. India is one of the countries with a growing number of transnational surrogacy programs; however many Indian surrogate mothers are poorly educated and come from impoverished, rural areas of India where commercial surrogacy offers the possibility of nearly the equivalent of five years of family income. Are these surrogate mothers being exploited?