Surrogacy FAQ

What is gestational surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is the legal and medical process through which a surrogate woman carries the genetic material of the intended father or sperm donor and intended mother or egg donor.

Using the process of IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation) eggs are retrieved from the intended mother or egg donors ovaries and fertilized with the sperm of the intended father / sperm donor to create embryos.

Embryos are then transferred to the gestational surrogate mother’s uterus where she will carry the fetus to term and deliver a baby for the intended parents.

How long does it take to obtain a surrogate?

We have ready list of surrogates who are being screened on a regular basis. Once you are ready to undergo the process of surrogacy. We start recruitment and preparation of a specific surrogate for you.

What are the costs associated with surrogacy?

Please mail us your basic query at and we will get back to you with all the charges associated with surrogacy.

Will my name be on the birth certificate?

As per the 228th Report of law commission of India, birth certificate of the surrogate child should contain the name(s) of commissioning parent(s) only.

Will you assist in the legal contract between the couple and the surrogate?

Yes, we will provide you with legal assistance and contract will be prepared at no extra cost. We will also make you meet our surrogacy lawyer in Delhi while your visit to Delhi.

Do I have to pay all the fees at once?

No, you don’t have to pay all the fees at once. Charges have to be paid in 5 installments.

Initially you have to pay token amount so that we can recruit and prepare surrogate for you. (This amount will be as per the payment schedule emailed to you).

Do you help us with accommodation?

Yes, We will help you for accommodation. We will send you a list of hotels and guest houses near the clinic.

Do you work with international clients?

Yes, we have successfully helped many couples all over the world.

I am a gay / single man. Is surrogacy allowed in India in such a case?

Indian surrogacy law draft provides for surrogacy for single or gay couple. Please click Gay Surrogacy for more information

What are laws of surrogacy in India?

Please click Surrogacy Laws in India for more information.

What is the proportion of Western Clients in your Clinic?

It is approx. 70%.

How are the ED / Surrogates recruited?

IVF-ICSI CENTER has good number of egg donors and surrogate mothers ready to donate at any given time.

Will the Intended Parents be able to select an Egg Donor?

Yes, IVF-ICSI CENTER will povide you with Indian as well as Caucasian Egg Donor profiles to choose from. But please note that as this is an anonymous egg donation programme. Thus neither egg sharers nor the professional egg donors will be allowed to meet with the intended parents. However, the profiles will have their photos and profile information.

When are the contracts signed and under which laws?

All the Contract papers would be drafted by the experienced lawyers and sent across to you for your approval and they will be subject to Indian jurisdiction. You will sign them on your visit to Delhi for surrogacy.

How many Embroys are implanted by Dr. Ruby ?

Dr. Sehra will look at the quality of the embryos and decide to implant a minimum of 3-4 embryos with the intent to maximise our chances of pregnancy. Please discuss this option with the doctor at the time of your visit.

In which Hospital would the delivery take place?

Their delivery will take place in a private hospital in Delhi. Dr. Ruby works with two super speciality hospitals near her clinic where the delivery can take place.

How and how often can we keep contact with the surrogate during her pregnancy?

Our team at IVF-ICSI CENTER will email you the medical reports, ultrasounds and pics of the surrogate every 4 -6 weeks. If you wish you can come down to meet her also at one of the scheduled ultrasound days.

What about the birth certificate? Do we as intended parents register the birth certificate? And in whose name?
Please note that in India since there are no definite laws put down for surrogacy as yet, the clinic follows the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) guidelines for the Regulation and Accreditation of ART clinics in India.

1) The birth certificate should be issued in the name of the couple that has desired the surrogacy.

2) Again the birth certificate should be in the name of the couple that desired the egg donation. The question of writing donor’s name does not arise.

3) In case of a single woman or man, the birth certificate should only have the name of the woman or man desiring the child. In other words, have your own name entered and be gone with you!

Can we pay by Visa/MasterCard?

No, at the moment we accept payment online by online bank transfers or payment at the clinic.

What about single women? Whether Lesbian, unmarried, divorced?

Fortunately the ICMR guidelines allow the use of ART by single Woman or single Man for that matter.
I don’t seek a donor. All I want is my eggs implanted on your surrogate. How long will I need to be in India?
You will need to be in India for three weeks starting from day 1 or 2 of your menses so that the Clinic can start your stimulation. However, you can also begin your injections in your hometown and reach the clinic by day 6 / 7 so that your stay in Delhi is for 10 – 12 days only.

How can we reach you?

You can reach us directly at the following email addresses:
Please write to Anna, our Chief Program Coordinator at IVF-ICSI CENTER
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