Indian Surrogacy Guidelines for Birth Certification
|Posted by: Roberts on September 23rd, 2011||no responses.|
In this video, a renowned surrogacy doctor talks about Indian surrogacy guidelines for birth certification of the child.
“Will my baby’s birth certificate mention the surrogate mother’s name or in any way refer to surrogacy?
No, the Indian ICMR guidelines strictly say that the surrogate mother’s name will never be on the birth certificate. It will be the intended parents or the genetic parent’s name and in case of a single father, it will just have the single genetic father’s name on the birth certificate.”
Surrogate mothers in India are not considered the legal mothers of the baby according to the law; the intended parents or the genetic parents are recognized as the real parents. Therefore birth certificate can only have the name of the intended parents or genetic father’s name in case of same sex couple.