China couple with eight babies sparks surrogacy debate
30 December 2011 Last updated at 21:33 GMT
Photographs of what's reported to be octuplets has sparked debate on the country's one-child policy and anti-surrogacy laws.
The pictures were from a studio portrait session and emerged when they were posted on a blog.
The law in China prohibits hospitals from providing surrogacy medical procedures.
But agencies can still operate online.
Anne Marie McNerney reports