Unlocking the New Surrogacy Bill and its Impact on Future Parents

The new surrogacy bill in India outlines the changes to the surrogacy procedure and what they mean for prospective parents and surrogates

The surrogacy process is considered complete after the birth of a child for intended parents, with no mention of the surrogate's name

Commercial surrogacy is prohibited, only altruistic surrogacy is allowed with medical expenses and insurance coverage for the surrogate during pregnancy

The criteria for intended parents includes a certificate of proven infertility, legal document from the Magistrate's Court, and valid marriage with relationship of 5 years

The surrogate must be a close relative of the intended parents, healthy, and have a certificate of mental and psychological fitness

Advertising of commercial surrogacy is not allowed, and penalties for exploitation of surrogate or selling of embryos are imprisonment up to 10 years and a fine of up to 10 lakh rupees

Homosexuals are not allowed to use this procedure to grow their families, and married couples are only allowed one surrogacy attempt

Before beginning the surrogacy process, it is important to follow all key steps, consult with attorneys and lawyers, and seek a trusted agency or clinic