Dr. Sunita Chandra's IVF Centre

In the past it was assumed when a couple did not conceive a child on their own they should turn to adoption to achieve their parenthood dreams. This notion is now quite outdated as there are far more options for infertile couples as well as singles and homosexuals who want children.

In India demand for surrogate women is increasing and it is due to flexible law and easy access to large bank of surrogate mothers. The main reason of the same is that Surrogacy in India being quite economical. In US, surrogate mother charges between US$15,000 and $30,000, and apart from this the whole treatment can cost $50,000 to $60,000 or more. The fees for the rest of the process- including fertility clinics; lawyers; medical fees; and agencies and/or egg donors (if they're used) generally cost more than the fee going to the surrogate. Surrogates who carry a baby for a family member (i.e., sister or daughter) usually do so for emotional reason in most of the cases. India is foremost in surrogacy treatment because of the low cost treatment and easy availability of women opting to be surrogate for childless foreigners.

In India Surrogacy costs about $ 22,000 and whole procedure including legal work costs also till delivery compared to US where it is $70,000. Legal Aspact Laws in US and UK do not allow the surrogate woman to charge the childless couple; whereas in India there are no laws preventing a surrogate woman in accepting compensation for renting her womb. Surrogates may be relatives, friends, or strangers. Many surrogate arrangements are made through agencies that help match up intended parents with women who want to be surrogates for a fee. The agencies often help manage the complex medical and legal aspects involved. Surrogacy arrangements can also be made independently.

There are many things that comes in the mind of patient before they go for surrogacy?

  • What happens if the surrogate mother or commissioning person or couple change their mind?
  • Is that Legal in India and What are the Issues related to taking child to other country?
  • What happens in the case of miscarriage or multiple births?
  • What happens if the child has serious disabilities? What are the rights of the child?
  • Should payment be involved?
  • We have all the replies for all your worries.
  • Contact DIFC for the surrogacy options and for Surrogate mothers In India.