Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last year an Australian nurse was jailed after recruiting Cambodian surrogate mothers Thirty-two surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking in Cambodia for carrying babies for Chinese clients have been released after agreeing to keep the children, officials say. The women were arrested in June in a raid as part…

Surrogate mothers: ‘I gave birth but it’s not my baby’

Image copyright JENNIFER JACQUOT Image caption Marissa Muzzell gave birth to a baby girl for Jesús and Julio, a same-sex couple living in Madrid Canada has become a hot destination for parents-to-be looking for “altruistic surrogates” – women who give birth to babies they are not genetically related to and only charge expenses. Marissa Muzzell…

Children of North Korean Mothers Find More Hardship in the South

SEOUL, South Korea — After Seon-mi’s mother escaped North Korea, hoping to find her way to South Korea, she was sold by traffickers to a man in a northeastern Chinese village. The man was a violent schizophrenic, but the mother was trapped, according to Seon-mi’s her South Korean caretakers. She lacked proper papers in China…

Venezuela crisis: Mothers giving away babies, children living on streets

Oil-rich Venezuela is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, according to the United Nations. Extreme poverty has jumped 40%, deaths related to child malnutrition are on the rise, and millions have fled the country in the past two years. Many inside and outside Venezuela blame the policies of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. But…

Mothers in Ethiopia’s Oromia region are supported after childbirth for 40 days

In Ethiopia’s Oromia region, a traditional ceremony is held for a woman five days after she gives birth. The mother is bathed in traditional herbs and fed special food. The belief is that the ritual cheers the mother up while also strengthening her body. But the care doesn’t finish there. Video Journalist: Yadeta Berhanu Source…

Turkey Clamps Down on a Group Erdogan Once Championed: Grieving Mothers

The commission confirmed that Mr. Kirbayir had been detained by the state and tortured to death. Yet his body was never traced, and prosecutors did not bring any perpetrators to trial. The parliamentary commission ceased its work after that. “He said: ‘Mother Berfo, I am going to find your son,’” Fatma Gulmez, Ms. Kirbayir’s daughter,…