Although Surrogacy is not allowed in India or foreign couples, there are surrogacy agencies in the country which are offering great alternative options to all the foreign couples in different countries like Mexico, Ukraine and United States of America. Still a foreign couple cannot seek surrogacy services in India and the practice is currently banned in the country.
Regulations and guidelines regarding IVF in India
As of now, the proposed legislation in the India regulated by Indian health ministry, regulates and supervises all the IVF clinics and surrogacy agencies in India. Although the proposed legislation is still under debate, there are chances that it will ban the commercial surrogacy in the country permanently. This is the same draft which is under discussion for many years now with the Indian health ministry and meanwhile the Indian council of Medical research (ICMR) has provided instructions to all the clinics to deny any type of surrogacy arrangement to the foreign couples.
The ICMR has issued a letter in the same regards in 2015 on behalf of the Indian health ministry which states clear instructions in regards to “not entertain any foreigner for availing surrogacy services in India”. Although this has created a ruckus amongst various established IVF clinics across India, they have further been pushed to connect with various overseas clinics in order to provide their foreign clients with the required surrogacy services and various other treatments which are banned in India for them.
There have been cases when the embryos are been conceived in India and then been transferred to the overseas clinic where a surrogate mother is legally been hired to carry the child in her womb for the intended parents.
Alternatives to Surrogacy in India
Even though surrogacy for foreign couples is banned in India as of now, you can still go for some better and reasonably priced options whilst being a couple from a foreign country in order to initiate with your surrogacy journey. At Become parents, we take this through with the help of all our partnered clinics located across various parts of globe.