A recent British television special tells the story a growing fad. Apparently there are a growing number of adult women who are purchasing a type of doll known as a reborn. These dolls are amazingly real and can cost more than $1000. Beyond their frighteningly real appearances some are equipped with a simulated heart that beats. Other features include audio and thermal packs that make them warm to the touch. Every woman in the feature had a separate reason for purchasing their reborn and ranged from a woman who had a unborn modeled after her grandson who now lives far away, to a mother whose children were toddler age and yearned for the touch and feel of a newborn. These lifelike dolls seem to fill a maternal void for women who by choice or circumstance don’t have children of their own.


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