In the suburbs of Rotterdam, there’s an old farmhouse with iron gates, custard-coloured walls and a large model stork perched on the roof.

For decades this was the home of Dr Jan Karbaat, the leading fertility doctor in the Netherlands. It’s also where he ran his private clinic, giving treatment and hope to women who were desperate to start a family. Estimates put the number of children conceived there at around 10,000.

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