Urogyn is one of the most renowned surrogacy centre in Delhi. We have been well appreciated by the clients from all over the world for our services. We have clients from the nation as well as abroad. We have had positive feedback with regards to the treatment and services we provide in our clinics. The teams at our surrogacy hospital are all qualified, right from the doctors, counselors, surgeons etc. As for the team in the services department, they provide the patients with the best services, and handle all their needs and requirements.
The important basis of a marriage is a child. Happiness lies in the birth of a baby, who can spread joy and happiness in your life. A baby is the form of your love. There are many couples who are infe6rtile, but with surrogacy at a great demand in India, it has made all things possible for every couple to find happiness. Surrogacy is common for couples and singles who feel the like to have a child. But, it's not as easy as you think of the process. It involves a lot of dedication towards it. You have to be ready for it mentally, physically, and emotionally to handle the treatment. There are a lot of things to research and consider before taking any kind of decisions.
There are different types of surrogacy in India, which is the traditional and gestational surrogacy. Most patients opt for the gestational surrogacy since they feel safe and secured with this kind of treatment. Having an experience in IVF surrogacy centre in India, we ensure that we do the treatment as per the client's comfort and needs. We as a well known surrogacy clinic are dedicated to give promising lives to many of the couples who are in need of our help. 3rd Party Reproduction is an arrangement for the parents who are not capable of having a child of their own and is also known as Surrogacy.
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Is surrogacy for me?
Surrogacy is a desirable option that you can opt for in case you have a medical condition that makes it impossible or dangerous to get pregnant and to give birth to a child. In some conditions, surrogacy might be the only option to conceive, these medical conditions are:
- Absence or malformation of the womb (uterus)
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
- Repeated in-vitro fertilization (IVF) failure
HOW DOES SURROGACY WORK?
Types of surrogacy: Surrogacy is broadly grouped in to two:-
Gestational Surrogacy (GS)
Gestational surrogacy and egg donation (GS/ED):-An embryo which is created by IVF, using intended father's sperm and a donor egg, is inseminated into a surrogate. Due to this method, the resulting child is genetically not related to surrogate and intended mother but is related to the intended father.
Gestational surrogacy and donor sperm (GS/DS):-In this method, a surrogate is inseminated with an embryo created by IVF, using intended mother's egg and donor sperm. With this method, the resulting child is genetically related to the intended mother but not related to the surrogate and intended father. Gestational surrogacy and donor embryo (GS/DE):-Sometimes, the people going for the IVF procedure are in excess of embryos, which they opt to donate to others. In this method, these donor embryos are inseminated in the surrogate. Due to this method, the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the intended parent(s) and surrogate as well.
Traditional Surrogacy (TS)
This involves naturally inseminating a surrogate with intended father's sperm via IUI or by the means of IVF. With this method, the resulting child is genetically related to intended father and the surrogate. Traditional surrogacy is not legal in India.
What is my chance of having a baby with surrogacy?
There are very bright chances for you having a baby through surrogacy as we utilize services of young surrogates who have a proven record of fertility by having completed their own families. When ova and sperms are normal, we usually do not anticipate any difficulty in the process of surrogacy. The main concern in the whole procedure is the age of the woman who provides the egg which affects the chances of pregnancy.
What are the risks of surrogacy?
The risks involved in surrogacy are very similar to those of IVF. Apart from these, there might be a risk of transferring HIV and hepatitis, and hence, anyone involved in the process is recommended a screening procedure. If a registered donor from a licensed ART Bank is used, then the donor will automatically be screened by the authorities of the bank.
Legal Concerns and Ethics:
As of 2013, locations where a woman can legally be paid to carry another's child through IVF and embryo transfer (Commercial Surrogacy) include India, Georgia, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and a few US States.In India, commercial surrogacy is governed by the Guidelines drafted by ICMR; and ART Bill is still under consideration with Indian Parliament. Guidelines issued by ICMR for Surrogacy in India are:-
- A couple or an individual seeking surrogacy by way of Assisted Reproductive Technologies has to enter in to a contract with the surrogate and this contract shall be legally enforceable.
- All the expenses (including those of insurance, if available) of the surrogate becoming pregnant by way of ART, during the course of pregnancy and for a reasonable period after delivery as per medical advice and on the child after delivery till such time that the child is ready to be delivered to the Intended Parents, shall be borne by the Parents commissioning surrogacy.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in the sub-section b) above and subject to the surrogacy agreement, the surrogate mother may receive monitory compensation from the commissioning parent (s) for agreeing to act as surrogate.
- A surrogate mother shall relinquish all parental rights over the child.
- No woman less than 21 yrs. or more than 35 yrs. is permitted to act as surrogate in our Surrogacy Centre in Delhi, India.
- No woman who has undergone more than 5 live-births (including her own children) shall act as surrogate in our Surrogacy Centre.
- A woman agreeing to act as surrogate shall be medically tested against all such diseases, sexually transmitted or otherwise, as may be prescribed medically, and all other communicable diseases which may endanger the health of the child, and must declare in writing that she has not received a blood transfusion or blood product in last 6 months.
- An individual or a couple can seek the services of a surrogate through an ART Bank, which in turn may advertise to seek surrogacy provided such advertisement does not contain any information on caste, ethnic identity or descent of any of the parties involved in the process of surrogacy.
- A surrogate mother, for all medical treatments or procedures in relation to the concerned child, shall get registered at a hospital or medical facility in her own name, clearly declaring herself a surrogate, and provide the name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) for whom she is acting as surrogate, along with a copy of the surrogacy contract.
- In case the 1st embryo transfer fails, the surrogate, if she wishes, can accept at the most 2 more attempts at embryo transfer from the same couple for which the 1st attempt was made, on mutually agreeable financial terms. No surrogate shall undergo embryo transfer more than 3 times for the same couple/individual.
- The birth certificate of the child born out of surrogacy process shall bear the name(s) of the person(s) who commissioned surrogacy, as parent(s).
- Intended parent(s), who have availed the services of a surrogate mother, shall be legally bound to accept the custody of the child / children irrespective of any abnormalities that the child / children may have, and the refusal to do so shall constitute an offence under this Act.
- Subject to the provisions of this Act, all information about the surrogate shall be kept confidential and information about the surrogacy shall not be disclosed to anyone other than the central database of the Department of Health Research, except by an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
- A surrogate mother shall not act as an oocyte donor for the couple or individual, as the case may be, seeking surrogacy
- No ART clinic shall provide information on or about surrogate mothers or potential surrogate mothers to any person.
- In the event that the woman intending to be a surrogate is married, the consent of her spouse shall be required before she can act as such surrogate.
- A surrogate mother shall be given a certificate by the person(s) who have availed of her services, stating unambiguously that she has acted as a surrogate for them.
- A relative, a known person, as well as a person unknown to the couple may act as a surrogate for the couple. In the case of a relative acting as a surrogate, the relative should belong to the same generation as the woman desiring surrogacy.
- A foreign couple not resident in India or an NRI couple seeking surrogacy in India shall appoint a local guardian who will be legally responsible for taking care of the surrogate during and after the pregnancy till the child/children are delivered to the foreign couple or the local guardian. Further, the party seeking surrogacy must ensure and establish to the ART clinic through proper documentation ( a letter from either the embassy of the country in India or from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home country, clearly and unambiguously stating that (1) the country permits surrogacy, and (2) the child born through surrogacy in India, will be permitted entry in their country as a biological child of the commissioning couple) that the party would be able to take the child / children born through surrogacy, including where the embryo was a consequence of donation of an oocyte or sperm, outside of India to the country of party’s origin or the residence as the case may be. If the foreign party seeking surrogacy fails to take delivery of the child born to the surrogate mother commissioned by the foreign party, the local guardian shall be legally obliged to take delivery of the child and will be free to hand over the child to an adoption agency if the commissioning parents or their legal guardian fails to take custody of the child within one month of birth of the child. In case of adoption or legal guardian having to bring up the child, the child will be given Indian citizenship.
- Only Indian Citizens shall have a right to act as a surrogate and no ART Bank/Clinic shall receive or send an Indian for surrogacy abroad.
- Any woman acting as a surrogate shall be duty-bound not to engage in any act that would harm the foetus during pregnancy and the child after birth, until the time the child is handed over to the designated party.
- A child born to a married couple through the use of ART, shall be presumed to be the legitimate child of the couple, having been born in wedlock with the consent of both the partners, and shall have identical legal rights as a legitimate child born through sexual intercourse.
- A child born to an unmarried couple through the use of ART, with the consent of both the parties, shall be the legitimate child of both the parties.
- In case of single woman parent, the child will be the legitimate child of the woman, and in the case of man, child will be the legitimate child of the man.
- In case a married or unmarried couple get divorced or separated as the case may be before the birth of the child, but, after having consented for ART by surrogacy, the child shall be the legitimate child of the couple.
- A child born to a woman artificially inseminated with the stored sperm of her dead husband, shall be considered as the legitimate child of the couple.
- If a foreign couple seeks sperm or egg donation or surrogacy in India and a child is born as a consequence, the child even though born in India, shall not be an Indian citizen.
- Personal identification of the genetic parent or parents or surrogate mother may be released only in cases of life-threatening medical conditions which require physical testing or samples of the genetic parent(s) or surrogate mother; provided that such personal identification shall not be released without the prior consent of genetic parent(s) or surrogate mother.
- All information about the donors shall be kept confidential and information about the gamete donation shall not be disclosed to anyone other than the central database of the Department of Health Research.
- It shall be criminal offence and it is prohibited for anyone to do any act at any stage, to determine the sex of the child to be born through the process of ART.
How to find a surrogate in Delhi?
Someone from your generation can be a surrogate for you. She might be your family member, relative or a friend, this will greatly reduce the cost of the procedure. Hiring a surrogate from an ART Bank (surrogacy centre Delhi) will increase the overall cost of surrogacy. There are many full-service agencies/firms which helps the intended parents to meet the surrogates. While choosing an agency, it is recommended to research the history of the agency
Here are some sample questions for the parents to ask to the agency:
- Is the surrogacy agency in Delhi responsive to clients? For example, are they prompt in returning calls and e-mails?
- Is there more than one person who can respond if the parents primary contact is away or busy?
- Does the firm operate as a team?
Sample questions regarding screening of potential surrogates:
A selection of sample questions that parents should ask includes:
- Do they meet the surrogate in person?
- Do they evaluate her home environment or is the screening limited solely to a telephone or office interview?
- Do they perform reference checks?
- Do they routinely conduct criminal background checks?
- What kind of information do they obtain about the surrogate candidate’s prior pregnancies to minimize the risk that this will be a high-risk pregnancy?
Sometimes, the intended parents search for a surrogate independently. In this case, it is recommended that both intended parents and surrogate obtain legal advice before making any agreements or signing any contracts. A clear contract can prevent many potential conflicts during the process. Intended parents should also research the potential surrogate’s history to make sure that there is no cause for concern.
Qualification of a Surrogate:-
We have standard guidelines for the surrogacy centre in Delhi to follow and meet the conditions with respect to the woman they recruit for the surrogacy procedure. Most surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics in Delhi, India require surrogates to meet the following general qualifications:
- Be in good physical and mental health;
- Have carried and delivered at least one child;
- Have had pregnancies that were all free of complications and were full-term;
- Be less than 35 years in age and older than 21 yrs.
- Be in a stable living situation
- Not smoke or abuse alcohol
Compensation to Surrogate/Surrogate’s Family:-
Irrespective of the fact whether you recruit the surrogate independently or with the help of ART Centre Delhi, law requires you to make the payment directly to the surrogate or surrogate centre. However, in case an ART Bank, recommended surrogate is hired and safety of your money is assured. It is advisable to you to enter into a financial agreement with the surrogate with the help of a lawyer to avoid any kind of controversies later on.