Number of people looking abroad for "wombs for hire" trebles in five years in bid to avoid red tape

Number of people looking abroad for 'wombs for hire' trebles in five years in bid to avoid red tape Number of British couples registering children to foreign surrogates has almost trebled in the past five yearsWombs are typically hired for between 10,000 and 20,000Experts warned of the exploitation of poor women abroad | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 Cherished: British couples who cannot have their own babies are looking more at foreign surrogacy as a way of starting a family (file picture) New figures have highlighted an increasing demand for 'wombs for hire' from foreign surrogate mothers. The research, published in The Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, reveals how the number of couples registering children to foreign surrogates has almost trebled in the past five years.