Commercial surrogacy, made legal in India in 2002 and popular among foreign couples who are unable to conceive, has provided a large source of income for some Indian women acting as surrogate mothers despite local stigmas and ethical debates.
For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to be surrogates.
For instance, the Indian government gave out medical visas only after the intended parents’ country promised to allow the baby back in, with citizenship; surrogates had to be married and have their own children.
The women who chose to become surrogates in India during this time were subjected to unethical treatment, poor living conditions and exploitation To keep up with demand from international intended parents, Indian surrogacy agencies effectively ran baby factories,” where Indian women were forced to live until they gave birth to the intended parents’ babies — with usually no assistance for the family they had left behind while pregnant.
Indian Surrogacy Law Centre has represented an array of clients, including single, gay and straight intended parents, Indian surrogate mothers and fertility clinics across the nation.
It’s been just over a month since Kim and husband Kanye West —who are also parents to North West , 6, and Chicago West , 17 months, welcomed their fourth child, baby Psalm, via surrogate.
The reality star has spoken in the past about having her hands full following the birth of her daughter, Chicago, in January 2018, but sources close to the couple reportedly told Us Weekly that Kardashian and West had one remaining embryo left following their daughter’s birth, and that their surrogate is now pregnant with the couple’s baby (a boy!) and due “in very early May.”
With the assistance of an egg donor and a gestational surrogate, gay intended parents are provided with the ability to have children biologically related to them, as well as to be recognized as the rightful and legal parents under California surrogacy and egg donation laws.
After the birth of Saint West , Kim Kardashian needed surgery to repair her uterus, and her doctor said she could never carry children again So, she and her 40-year-old rapper spouse began exploring the idea of hiring a surrogate mother.
While pregnant with her first two children, daughter North and son Saint, she developed a pregnancy complication called placenta accreta that would make carrying baby number three a high-risk pregnancy.