Roots of surrogacy are traced long back in the History of India. The world’s second and the India’s first In Vitro Fertilization or IVF baby that was born in India in the year 1978 was Kanupriya alias Durga. Since then this field of the surrogacy or Assisted Reproductive Technology has developed immensely.
It was in the year 2016 that the Surrogacy regulation bill was approved in India. The bill was aimed at prohibiting the exploitation of surrogate mothers and all the children that are born through ART or surrogacy. There are cheap surrogacy clinics in India that have been dealing successfully with this intricate process.
All the intended parents that hope to get blessed with child and looking for the best and low cost surrogacy clinic in Delhi or elsewhere in India should be aware of these 12 important points of the surrogacy regulation bill.
Given here are a number of important facts that people are unaware about.
- According to the bill passed in 2016, only the Indian couples that have been married for 5 years at the least can go in for surrogacy and at least one of the intended parents should have a fertility related issue.
- Only the close relatives (not only the blood relations) would be able to offer an altruistic surrogacy for all the eligible couples who want to bear children.
- New bill passed by the Union Cabinet in India puts a blanket ban on the commercial surrogacy.
- The new bill also bans live-in couples, unmarried couples and homosexuals from opting for the altruistic surrogacy.
- In India if any woman wants to be a surrogate mother there should be only an altruistic purpose for that. Under no circumstances that woman would be paid for the surrogacy. But, the payment can be made for the medical expenditures.
- Surrogacy regulation board would be set-up both at the Central and the State-level.
- This law will be applicable all through India except in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- All the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics are required to be registered.
- These clinics charge their clients for the services rendered during the entire surrogacy period. But, there is no provision of paying to surrogate mothers.
- Abandoning the child born through surrogacy, exploitation of surrogate mothers, selling and important of the human embryo all the acts are categorized as violations and hence these all acts are subjected to penalization and a jail term of 10 years at least and a fine to the tune of 10 lakh.
- Surrogate hospitals in Delhi or rest of the part of India have to maintain the records of up to 25 years.
- Children born through the process of surrogacy have the same rights as those of biological children have.
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