Category Archives: Surrogacy in India

Indian Surrogacy Law takes aim at LGBT families

The principle purpose of India’s Surrogacy Regulation Bill (recently passed in the Lok Sabha) will be to end foreign couples’ and wealthy Indians’ access to the services of surrogate mothers. But while the laaw will certainly rob low-income women of a source of livelihood, it is also an attempt by the Government of India to…
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The Future for Surrogate Mothers in India

What does the future hold for surrogate mothers in India? Many women received live-changing payments for bearing a child for Western couples. Now that opportunity will disappear. The Straights Times documents the experiences of a few surrogate mothers whose lives were substantially improved by becoming surrogates. One pregnant surrogate explains her own story… She earns…
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Surrogacy in India to come to it’s final end

The government’s new definition of a surrogate mother is a woman genetically related to the “intending couple” (who will require an official certificate to use a surrogate), married with a child of her own, aged 25 to 35 years and can be a surrogate only once in her lifetime, reports IndiaSpend.com The article summarized the…
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I see the happiness that I’ve been looking for…

Yahoo Parenting has published a touching video and article documenting the journey of one man who conceived his family — twin girls — through gay surrogacy in India. “My name is Alan, and I had my two daughter via surrogacy in India…” says the father in a video montage interview. “You picture all these things…
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Current Visas to be Revoked for Surrogacy in India

In a continuation of it’s crackdown on the surrogacy in India by foreigners and overseas Indians, the government yesterday directed all its missions not to issue “surrogacy Visas” to those intending to visit for the purpose of commissioning surrogacy in India. Surrogacy Visas and other permissions given earlier would be cancelled effective immediately, according to…
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Surrogacy in India may continue in limited cases

The Government in Delhi has implemented a ban on commercial surrogacy in India. A letter sent to all registered IVF clinics in India created some confusion over the extent and exact nature of the ban as well as the fate of cases that were already in progress. But according to a report in The Times…
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ICMR Officially Ends Surrogacy in India… effective immediately

A letter from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) a government body has officially ended surrogacy services for non-Indians, effectively immediately. The letter was issued at the behest of the Health Ministry, and it tels fertility clinics “not to entertain any foreigners for availing surrogacy services in India.” Needless to say the move has…
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Surrogacy in India questioned by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has expressed serious concern over the country becoming a top destination for surrogacy, and has suggested a ban on surrogacy in India. The court has officially directed the government to re-examine the policy regarding surrogacy in India, and the practice of allowing the import of human embryos. In an odd…
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New Delhi moves toward banning surrogacy in India

New legislation proposed by the Indian Health Ministry aims to regulate and supervise clinics performing IVF and surrogacy in India, as well as to ensure the safe and ethical practice of fertility services. But the bill also includes provisions that would ban surrogacy for all foreign couples. The draft legislation has been under consideration by…
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Can you use Ultrasound for Gender Determination in India?

There are many reasons why various couples choose one destination over another, and it’s not unusual for Western couples to be unfamiliar with Indian culture. One misconception is that prenatal care in India may not include Ultrasound imagery becasue of a ban in India on gender determination. Here are the facts about Gender Determination in…
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