Category: Gestational Surrogacy

The Commercial Surrogacy Debate

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Surrogacy brings the joy of parenthood to those who, for various reasons, are not able to conceive or adopt. Many consider raising a child to be the greatest pleasure one can find in life, and bringing that joy to infertile or same-sex couples is the main advantage touted by those on the pros side of the commercial surrogacy debate.


The topic is under heated disputation, however. It is said by the opposition that commercial surrogacy is unethical, due to the simple fact that the surrogate is selling her reproductive system. Those who oppose the practice also say that parenthood is not a basic human right, and that the process is too traumatic for all involved to be done morally. Many countries around the world have even banned commercial surrogacy, but there are many countries including the United States, India, and some countries in Europe, which clearly see the benefits of surrogacy for both the surrogate and the intending parents, and have consented to it being a commercial practice.  Debate around Commercial Surrogacy


However, surrogacy is extremely expensive in the West, putting the dream of parenthood out of reach for many couples. Commercial surrogacy in India, on the other hand, can be a viable option for those who cannot afford it in their home country. The cost of surrogacy in India can even be up to 80% less than that in the United States and other developed countries.


The low cost of living in the country drives the price of surrogacy down, making it more affordable, but without sacrificing safety or quality.


How Does Surrogacy Work?

There are two different types of surrogacy. Which one to go with depends on the reason for seeking surrogacy?

  • Full surrogacy, also called Host or Gestational surrogacy, is a procedure in which the eggs of the surrogate mother are not used. Instead, the implanted embryo is created using either both the egg and sperm of the intended parents, a donated egg and the sperm of the intended father, or donated sperm and egg of the intending mother.
  • None of the surrogate’s genetics are used in a full surrogacy. The surrogate mother is merely the incubator for the implanted embryo.
  • Partial surrogacy is also known as Straight or Traditional surrogacy. It is a procedure in which sperm from the intended father is used to fertilize the egg of the surrogate mother. This is usually done by artificial insemination. However, this procedure, owing to the possibility of legal and emotional complications, is usually not practiced.
  • It is possible for foreign couples to find surrogate mothers in the country in which they will have the procedure. Surrogate mothers in India and elsewhere are carefully screened using factors like age and pregnancy history. They are also tested for general physical and mental health, as well as for STDs and other infectious diseases.
  • Once you have decided on the surrogacy clinic and the surrogate, you will be required to do the necessary paperwork, so the process goes as smoothly as possible.
  • After successful conception, you may request your doctor to be able to see the surrogate and get firsthand knowledge of the progressing pregnancy.
  • You can, of course, ask for timely reports of the surrogate’s and the baby’s health and will be required to be present at the time of delivery.
  • Once you have your little bundle of joy in your hands, you may seek the clinic’s assistance in completing the formalities to call it your offspring.


So while the heated commercial surrogacy debate rages on in countries like Australia, where it is banned in some parts, other countries with excellent health care systems are there for couples whose only dream is to raise a child of their own. SurrogacyClinics facilitates surrogacy trips to India and elsewhere and can help you with all aspects of your trip, from choosing a clinic and surrogate mother to travel details. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.


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Surrogate Baby

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Below is the picture of the baby born through gestational surrogacy in India.

Surrogate Baby


Single Dads Surrogacy in India

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Single men who dream of being fathers, but can’t afford surrogacy in their home countries now have an economical surrogacy option. Many surrogacy clinics in India now offer surrogacy for single fathers. India is one of the world’s most popular destinations for surrogacy, and more and more infertile people are choosing to go there each year. Single-dads Surrogacy in India   The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reports that surrogacy is becoming more popular in the United States, as gestational carrier cycles have increased by 28% since 2007. However, the procedure is extremely expensive in the US, putting it out of reach for many people who long for parenthood, especially single people with only one source of income.   The low cost of Indian surrogacy for single dadscan make parenthood a reality for those who cannot afford it back home. Due to increased cultural acceptance of the practice, and forward-thinking surrogacy laws, surrogacy is proliferating in countries like India, where it is legal.


Advantages of Surrogacy in India for Single Men

Lower Prices

  • The majority of people are drawn by the cost of surrogacy in India, which can be less than 50 percent than that in the United States, Australia, England, and other developed countries.
  • This is especially alluring to singles, whose one source of income limits the amount they can spend on surrogacy.
  • Single dads’ surrogacy in India is cheaper than in Western countries because of India’s low cost of living.
  • Many clinics for surrogacy in India offer package deals that include tests, clinic and surrogate fees, etc. and lower the overall cost of the procedure.
  • Even after factoring in flight, accommodation, food and entertainment, on top of the medical costs, surrogacy in India is still much cheaper than in the West.


World Class Facilities and Physicians

  • Surrogacy clinics in India boast of the latest in sophisticated technologies, and highly-qualified physicians, many of whom have received education or worked in countries like the US and the UK.
  • India is home to 20 Joint Commission International (JCI) hospitals.
  • Many of our network doctors here speak excellent English, and can easily converse with foreign patients, making the language barrier a non-issue.


Strict Surrogate Screening Processes

  • New Delhi, India Single men interested in surrogacy in India will be pleased to know that there is a comprehensive testing and screening process for choosing Indian surrogate mothers.
  • Potential surrogates are put through rigorous tests to ensure that they are healthy enough to become pregnant. They are screened based on a variety of factors, including age, pregnancy history and basic medical history. They are also given intensive physical and psychological examinations, and are tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Surrogate mothers in India are well taken care of before, during and after the pregnancy. They are provided safe housing, regular check-ups, and all the medications and vitamins necessary to a completely healthy pregnancy.


Tips for Single Men Looking for Surrogacy Services in India

  • The best thing to do for single fathers considering India for surrogacy is to conduct a thorough research. One can never know too much about the process.
  • It is actually recommended that potential fathers visit surrogacy clinics in person in order to make a well-informed decision.
  • If a surrogacy clinic is reputable, they will have past patients who will attest to that fact. Ask the clinic for patient testimonials, and if they do not provide any, it is best to keep looking. This is a decision that involves the life of one’s future child, and it should not be taken lightly.
  • There are also gay surrogacy agencies in India that provide excellent surrogacy services in an open and accepting environment.

The availability of surrogacy in India for single dads is making dreams come true for so many men who wouldn’t otherwise be able to be fathers, and we help facilitate the process. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.


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