Motherhood

Reena Saxena

Somy has parted with her second baby today – to another set of parents, who are in fact her baby’s biological parents.

She thinks of the baby’s softness around her bosom and cries again.

“Forgive me, my child …. it’s the only option I have to escape abject poverty.”

She wonders aloud if what she is doing comes close to flesh trade. Her mother mildly admonishes her, asking her not to be harsh on herself. She is still in a precarious state of postpartum health. Somy has not missed her mother’s joyful expression on receiving the transaction alert. The promised amount has been transferred.

They will soon return to their country. The contract does not allow her to meet the baby, or be in her vicinity again. She might see those cute videos of celebrity kids on Instagram though.

A surrogate mother is different from a mother.

Somy is tempted…

View original post 9 more words

2 thoughts on “Motherhood

we would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.