Cambodia and Vietnam are Being Used as Chinese Surrogacy Hubs

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Cambodia and Vietnam are Being Used as Chinese Surrogacy Hubs

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Cambodia a top trafficking destination for Vietnamese surrogate mothers
By VN Express - December 20, 2019

Since 2017, 1,600 Vietnamese women have been trafficked to Cambodia for surrogacy or prostitution, according to a report by the two governments.

In a report they released at a conference on Tuesday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs said for surrogacy trafficking gangs find Vietnamese women and take them to Cambodia to impregnate.

When their pregnancy is confirmed, the women are brought back to Vietnam and taken care of, and later taken to China for delivery.

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Re: Cambodia and Vietnam are Being Used as Chinese Surrogacy Hubs

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A Surrogate Family and the Law That Criminalized Them
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Yon Sineat and Danielle Keeton-Olsen
| Mon Nov 2, 2020 11:00 am

Not long after she was released from jail and given a suspended sentence for serving as a surrogate mother for foreign parents, Voleak* received a call from a familiar number. It was a Khmer-Chinese translator who worked for the surrogacy agency that had hired her in 2017, the year after Cambodia enacted a strict ban on commercial surrogacy.

Voleak, now 26, says she had felt connected to her non-biological son from the time the baby was growing in her womb halfway through her pregnancy, but her feelings became more intense as she first began raising the child in state custody, handcuffed to a bed in a hospital room before and after giving birth.

The translator told her that he was working with the intended father of the child, who would pay her $30,000 if she would give him the 2-year-old boy, whom Voleak is now required by Cambodian authorities to raise to adulthood under the terms of her suspended sentence. Voleak firmly refused to give up the child, she says, and changed her SIM card, cutting her off from the translator and the rest of the contacts she met from the years she was caught up in Cambodia’s underground surrogacy industry.

Two years later, her son is now living with her parents in a small home in Kampong Speu province, while Voleak and her younger sister are the only two working family members supporting their parents, a third sister and the siblings’ five children.
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