|Black Women Giving Birth to White Babies on the Rise|
|Black Society News|
|Tuesday, 25 March 2008 20:15|
The study shows that Nigerians and Ghanaians women leading among the middle aged African-Caribbean women willing to use their body to make money while helping desperate infertile white couples, in which the majority of whom have failed trying to have children through IVF.
The practice sees the fertilized egg from the commissioning couples being implanted into the surrogate, who then carries the child for nine months.
And when the babies are born, they are handed over to their real parents.
One fertility expert at the London Fertility Clinic revealed that: "many women were willing to use black surrogates because there was a lesser chance of the host becoming attached to a child of a different color".
He noted that surrogacy has become a booming business as some couples pay up between £100,000 to £150,000, including additional £25,000 for the surrogate to carry the child.
"But these days, with the high cost of surrogacy in the UK, he quickly added, "many couples in need are turning to India and the US where costs are cheaper and system are less restricted and more transparent".
Professor Grudzinskas of the London Bridge Fertility Center, discovered that: "as the age of which women have their first child increases, women of all races are now beginning to look to surrogacy as a viable option to have a child".