In this segment, you will meet Shawn Scott (left) and David Norden, a couple that turned to surrogacy because they wanted a genetic connection to their child. Credit: Sandra Bartlett/Reveal

Would you travel south of the border to make a baby? Wait – it’s not what you think.

Business is booming for the surrogacy industry in Mexico. But Reveal reporter Sandra Bartlett discovers what can go wrong when one of the biggest players in the baby game closes up shop and goes bankrupt.

Planet Hospital, an international agency in the medical tourism business (for organ transplants, plastic surgery, etc.), is at the heart of this story – and now is under FBI investigation.

Julia B. Chan worked at The Center for Investigative Reporting until June, 2017. Julia B. Chan is a producer and the digital editor for Reveal's national public radio program. She’s the voice of Reveal online and manages the production and curation of digital story assets that are sent to more than 200 stations across the country. Previously, Chan helped The Center for Investigative Reporting launch YouTube’s first investigative news channel, The I Files, and led engagement strategies – online and off – for multimedia projects. She oversaw communications, worked to better connect CIR’s work with a bigger audience and developed creative content and collaborations to garner conversation and impact.

Before joining CIR, Chan worked as a Web editor and reporter at the San Francisco Examiner. She managed the newspaper’s digital strategy and orchestrated its first foray into social media and online engagement. A rare San Francisco native, she studied broadcasting at San Francisco State University, focusing on audio production and recording. Chan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.