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Struggling Phetchabun is Thailand's baby farm

Surrogacy is big business in one part of the country where villagers are desperately poor

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Lom Sak district in Phetchabun has long been known for its sweet tamarind. But a new development that has brought unexpected notoriety to the area is leaving a bitter taste in everyone's mouths. 

Lom Sak is now better known as the "home of surrogacy" — a district where young women have found a way to profit from their ability to bear children.

There's little to distinguish Pakchong from other crossroads villages in Phetchabun - except the pregnant women in this surrogate capital of Thailand.

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