Commercial surrogacy and especially international surrogacy is a difficult matter. It seems more ethical when the egg and sperm of a couple are fertilized outside the womb, and then the embryo is implanted in the surrogate mom. It also seems more ethical when the surrogate mom is a close relative or friend, and doesn't ask for a payment for herself, except for expenses. But, this method costs a lot of money.
For couples, gay couples or singles who don't have a lot of money, but desperately want a baby, may choose another method, like intercourse or artificial insemination. Some go to India or other poorer countries to arrange for a surrogate mom. The laws there are less strict.
If someone is profiting by providing a baby,is this the right thing to do? Any ideas on this?