The emergence of the business of international surrogacy burst in 2007 when Rudy Rupak began marketing a surrogacy service in India. Rupak was not only the first to send foreign patients to India but also the first to provide surrogacy services to gay couples.
Americans married, single, straight or gay have bulk of hopeful international parents who have traveled overseas to adopt babies. Surrogacy is not always a safe haven, arrangements are a criminal offense in Hong Kong when anyone makes or receives payment.
A surrogacy boom has given birth to the promise of parenthood for many couples from around the world who travel to India. India has become a medical tourism hub because of the availability of advanced technology, large populations of healthcare professionals.