Category: Gestational Surrogacy

The Commercial Surrogacy Debate

Posted by: Thomas on October 30th, 2012 no responses.

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. [singlepic id=211 w=320 h=240 float=right]


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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Partial Hysterectomy & Own Egg Surrogacy

Posted by: Roberts on October 9th, 2012 no responses.

Having a hysterectomy used to mean that bearing a child was out of the question, but with advances in medicine even after you have a partial hysterectomy, own egg surrogacy will allow you to advance your genetic line. While surrogacy is not accepted in some countries, surrogacy clinics in India, Russia, parts of the US and several other countries are helping people realize their dreams of having a family.

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3.1 million women had a hysterectomy between the years 2000 and 2004. While getting pregnant after a hysterectomy isn’t possible, you can still have a child through gestational surrogacy. [singlepic id=207 w=320 h=240 float=right]


About Partial Hysterectomy

  • Also known as a subtotal hysterectomy, this procedure differs from a total hysterectomy by removing the uterus but leaving the ovaries and/or cervix intact.
  • The ovaries and cervix are left in a partial hysterectomy to allow the woman to continue producing eggs and maintain a hormonal balance after the surgery.
  • Partial hysterectomies are performed laparoscopically, vaginally, or abdominally.
  • Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy, or laproscopically assisted supracervical partial hysterectomy (LASH), is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a small incision known as a “keyhole” incision.
  • Remember that even if you have a laparoscopic procedure, recuperation will take a few days. Rest and follow your doctor’s instructions to make sure you heal as quickly as possible.
  • After having a partial hysterectomy, if you would still like to have a child, there are options still available to you. Commercial surrogacy in India, for instance, is very popular and clinics in India can help you use your own egg to have a child through surrogacy.
  • In a study entitled “Total Versus Subtotal Hysterectomy for Benign Gynaecological Conditions” it was reported that the length of operation and the volume of blood loss were far less in subtotal hysterectomies in comparison to total hysterectomies.
    • A difference of 57ml in blood loss between total and subtotal hysterectomies.
    • A difference of 11 minutes in surgical time.


About Own Egg Surrogacy

  • Own egg surrogacy is a type of gestational surrogacy that allows you to have a child that is genetically yours. [singlepic id=206 w=320 h=240 float=right]
  • Surrogacy with the intending mother’s eggs after a partial hysterectomy is possible through gestational surrogacy and in vitro fertilization.
    • To begin the in vitro fertilization process, you’ll be prescribed a medication to increase the number of eggs your body produces during a menstrual cycle.
    • When the eggs have grown to the appropriate size, you’ll be put under anesthesia and the eggs will be removed before being fertilized.
    • The eggs are then monitored to best decide which have the great likelihood of making a baby. Once this is decided, the eggs can be placed in a surrogate mother.
  • In gestational surrogacy, the egg can either be fertilized by a sperm donor or an intended parent via in-vitro fertilization.
  • Surrogacy is still illegal in some places, so you must consult your local laws. If you’d like to look outside your country or state, finding a healthy surrogate mother in India is an option you can consider, as surrogacy is both affordable and legal in India.
  • When considering own egg surrogacy, it’s important to make sure you choose a surrogate mother you are comfortable with. Find someone in good health, whose care you can be assured of, throughout the procedure.

Partial hysterectomy and own egg surrogacy is an answer for many women who want children but must undergo a hysterectomy for their own health. If surrogacy in local clinics is beyond your financial reach, there are many options just a plane ride away and you can seek out informed surrogacy clinics to help you along the way.


For more information on gestational surrogacy with intended mother’s eggs after partial hysterectomy, fill-out the quote request form on the right. 


Single Dads Surrogacy in India

Posted by: Roberts on August 29th, 2012 no responses.

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. [singlepic id=205 w=320 h=240 float=right]   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

  • [singlepic id=204 w=320 h=240 float=right]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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