Sunday 26 February 2017

Baby Gammy reveals the murky world 
of wombs-for-hire and children for sale

Colette Brown

Pattaramon Chanbua (21) poses with her children Game (7) and Baby Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand. Photo: Apichart Weerawong/AP
Pattaramon Chanbua (21) poses with her children Game (7) and Baby Gammy at a hospital in Chonburi province, Thailand. Photo: Apichart Weerawong/AP

The story of Baby Gammy shines a light on a murky world where wombs are for hire and babies can be ordered for the price of a used car.

When a 21-year-old Thai woman, Pattaramon Chanbua, opted to become a surrogate mother, she did not do it for altruistic reasons.

She was already a mother of two children, working in a menial job, and her family was heavily in debt.

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