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What is Surrogacy? How a Child is Born in this Process, Know the Legal Side

Policenama English 2020-05-20 17:25:07

Mumbai : When the desire of having children is not fulfilled due to any reason, people resort to surrogacy. Surrogacy has increased in India in the last few years. In simple language, a child is born in surrogacy through the womb of another woman. With the help of surrogacy, many celebrities in India have become star parents including Karan Johar, Tusshar Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty. Know some special things about surrogacy…

What is surrogacy?
Surrogacy is actually the process in which a couple uses the womb of a third woman to produce their offspring. This womb can also be rented and can also be by mutual consent. That is, a woman’s egg, a man’s semen and a third woman’s uterus. This whole process is done under the supervision of experienced doctors and this process itself is called surrogacy.

In the process of surrogacy, these eggs are removed from the woman’s womb and implanted in the womb of another healthy woman at a period after the egg is fertilized in the uterus of the first woman. Where that egg is fully developed and the baby is born at a certain time. In such a situation, a woman who gives birth to a child with her womb is called a surrogate mother.

In surrogacy, there is an agreement sign between a woman and a child-seeking couple. In which it is written that after the birth of the child, the couple will be the legal parents.

Types of surrogacy


There are 2 types of surrogacy –
Traditional Surrogacy-

In this surrogacy, the father’s sperm is mixed with the eggs of a woman. In this surrogacy, the genetic relationship remains only with the father.

Gestational Surrogacy –

In this surrogacy, a mixture of parental sperm and eggs is implanted into the uterus of the surrogate mother through a test tube.

Under what circumstances option of surrogacy can  be opted –
– If you are repeatedly failing IVF.
– There are frequent miscarriages.
– If there is any type of distortion in the womb
– Uterine insufficiency
– Fetal implantation treatment failure
– In case of heart disease, high blood pressure problem, if the woman is afraid of having health problems during pregnancy.