According to the Daily Mail,
When journalist Gianna Toboni traveled to India to explore the country’s rapidly growing, yet unregulated, gestational surrogacy industry for HBO documentary series Vice, she didn’t anticipate ‘how dark’ the story would get.
For nearly two years, the producer and host has been reporting on current issues across the globe and has covered everything from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay to the effect of climate change on polar bears – but nothing could have prepared her for the moment when someone offered to sell her a baby over dinner while she was working undercover in India.
‘It was the most heartbreaking experience that I ever had,’ Gianna told Daily Mail Online.
But the heartbreak did not end there.
As Gianna quickly learned during her time working on the Outsourcing Embryos documentary, surrogacy in India is a multi-million dollar business, and one which is made all the more lucrative by the high number of American couples traveling to the country in order to use the services provided by one or more of the ‘embryo outsourcing’ agencies featured in the Vice documentary.