Blogger reveals illegal surrogacy prices as high as $130,000 in South China’s Guangzhou
Published: Jan 04, 2022 08:02 PM
Surrogacy Photo:VCG

Surrogacy Photo:VCG

A blogger revealed cases involving illegal surrogacy in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, saying that one egg cell can sell from 35,000 yuan to as high as 850,000 yuan ($130,000) depending on the educational level and appearance of the egg provider.

The blogger posted a video online after undercover investigations in surrogacy institutions, saying that there are more than 400 surrogacy institutions in Guangzhou, most of which are small-sized or self-operated and can take 50 to 80 percent of the price money in each order.

Someone paid nearly 680,000 yuan for the egg of a woman who graduated from Tsinghua University with a master's degree. And with a price of 850,000 yuan a customer can be guaranteed a baby boy, the video exposed.

A staffer from a local health commission said the commission will crack down on these illegal activities. 

"Local government agencies have started an investigation.But we need more clues and evidence for the investigation," said the staffer.