This Karnataka woman rents womb to wipe off debt

The Times of India | Bangalore | 11 April 2011

Shalini P, 28, is a garment factory worker with two children. Till last year, when she enrolled to be a surrogate mother to Charles’s son, she was running from pillar to post to repay a loan of about Rs 1.5 lakh.

Her husband, an autodriver, had taken the loan to buy an autorickshaw, and the family suffered because of the debt. Shalini (name changed) got in touch with Surrogacy Abroad.Inc through Shrishti, and agreed to rent her womb for Rs 2 lakh, and Rs 3,000 every month for nine months.

“I wanted to get rid of the loan. Being a surrogate mother was a good opportunity to repay the loan completely. My children would visit me every week. My husband was aware that I was acting as a surrogate mother for parents from the US and he consented too,” she said.

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