Surrogacy Legalities in India
Is Surrogacy Legal In India?
Yes, Surrogacy is Legal in India. Commercial surrogacy has been legal in India since 2002. India is emerging as a leader in international surrogacy. Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with fertile couples in industrialized nations because of the relatively low cost. Indian clinics are at the same time becoming more competitive, not just in the pricing, but in the hiring and retention of Indian females as surrogates. Clinics charge patients between $10,000 and $28,000 for the complete package, including fertilization, the surrogate’s fee, and delivery of the baby at a hospital.
Surrogacy in India is much simpler and cost effective than anywhere else in the world. There is an increasing amount of Intended Parents who choose India as their surrogacy destination. The main reason for this increase is the less costly surrogacy and better flexible laws. In 2008, the Supreme Court of India has held that commercial surrogacy is permitted in India. That has again increased the international confidence in going in for surrogacy in India.
Intended Parents from all over the world come down to India with great dreams and hopes for attaining the joy of parenthood by opting surrogacy. Intended parents contact hospitals over the internet mainly and to come across hospitals/agencies which do not provide complete information about the surrogacy procedures, time factors and more importantly the cost factor.
We also advise you on how to get an order from the Indian Courts helping you to take your child with you to your homeland.
- Pre Surrogacy Legal Counselling
- We also representing Intended Parents
- Sourcing of Surrogate Mothers
- Counselling for Surrogate Mothers
- Help in Surrogacy Agreement
- Help to Review of Contract
- Surrogacy Arrangement Contract
Procedure to take the baby back to your country
We have also streamlined the procedure to take the baby back. Please click here for complete details.
FAQ on India Surrogacy
1. How are the Egg Donors and Surrogates recruited?
The IVF-ICSI CENTER has a wide variety of egg donors ready to donate at any given time. The surrogate mothers are also recruited and are on waiting list for intended parents.
2. Will the Intended Parents be able to select an Egg Donor?
Yes, the clinic will make the profiles of the Egg Donors available to the IP’s. Please note that as this is an anonymous egg donation program. Thus, neither egg sharers nor the egg donors will be allowed to meet with the intended parents. Though, you will be able to see their photos and profile information.
3. When are the contracts signed?
All the Contracts would be drafted by the surrogacy lawyer in Delhi and sent across to you for your approval. You will sign them on your visit in Delhi and they will be subject to Indian jurisdiction.
5. How many Embryos are implanted by the clinic?
Our clinic can transfer upto 4 embryos with the intent to maximize our chances of pregnancy. However, this decision will be of the IVF specialist and taken after the fertilization of eggs and their quality review.
6. What is a typical profile of women wanting to become a surrogate mother in India?
She would have her own child or children and be between 23-32 years of age. The surrogate would have to clear some basic pathological and certain baseline medical investigations and psychological counseling of herself and her husband.
7. How long is the whole protocol from down regulation to embryo implantation?
Male Intended Parent / Sperm donor is required to be in India for 5 -7 days. The female intended parent is required in India for about 3 weeks to coordinate her cycle and stimulation by the clinic staff.
8. What if we use our own eggs? Will that mean I will have to stay longer in Delhi?
Male intended parent can come for 5 – 7 days towards the end of the stay and the female intended parent would need to stay for a maximum of three weeks.
9. How often can we keep in contact with the surrogate during her pregnancy?
IVF-ICSI CENTER will send you the medica reports, ultrasounds, pics etc. of the surrogate mother every 4 -6 weeks during pregnancy.
10. We don’t need a surrogate or a donor. All I want is IVF done on myself.
We will just need you to undergo the screening tests prior to starting the cycle. You will need to send us a copy of all the reports. The clinic will then begin the cycle at the earliest. Your stay in Delhi would be for about 3 weeks.