Surrogates left holding the baby as coronavirus rules strand parents

Posted by on May 14, 2020 4:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

The US surrogacy business is in turmoil, with parents overseas unable to pick up their baby and others unable to leave America

A week before Sierra Martin’s 27 February due date, she received an email. It was from the couple that Martin was carrying a baby for, as a gestational surrogate. This was Martin’s first surrogacy; she was carrying a boy for a gay couple from China.

Due to the coronavirus travel ban, the email read, the couple wouldn’t be able to get into the US to collect their son. Would Martin look after him, until the restrictions were lifted?

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