The Cambodian government has criticised Australia for failing to take some responsibility for an unfolding human tragedy as dozens of surrogate mothers carrying babies for Australian biological parents have gone into hiding.
As many as 70 babies carried by Cambodian women for Australian parents are caught up in the latest crackdown on commercial surrogacy.
An Australian nurse and fertility specialist running a surrogacy clinic in the Cambodian capital could face up to two years' jail.
Cambodia's justice minister Ang Vong Vathana called for the ban, describing surrogacy as a form of "human trading".
When she answered the late night phone call from her sister, Aimee Morrisby had no idea her life was about to change forever.
Katie Murphy and her partner Fergus always said that they wanted to have a family together. They just didn't know that they would need to wipe out Katie's superannuation to pay for it.
They feared they would never get to be parents, but a same sex couple is now adjusting to life with newborn triplets.
Sparky Campanella never heard the thrumming of a biological clock. But his sense that he was missing out on something important in life boomed.
There is a lot of money to be made from surrogacy - but not for the person who is carrying the biggest physical and emotional burden.
Shannon Garner is all about spreading kindness in the world. That's one of the reasons she's penned her book Labour of Love, to show how the often misunderstood topic of surrogacy can actually be good news for all parties involved.
A surrogate mum and the parents of the baby she gave birth to tell their story. It took trust and courage - and a very detailed plan.