Surrogacy...

 

SURROGACY FOR MARRIED COUPLES

India has now made surrogacy for people from abroad possible. However, recent regulations regarding the use of surrogacy for people from abroad has been limited to married couples.

It must also be noted that applicants from abroad must visit to India on medical visa only. We can help you get your medical visa. Please send your details to us, and we will send you an invitation letter to apply for visa at the Indian embassy.

Introduction

We, at GIFT, have excellent and most efficient gestational surrogacy programs. We fully realize that this program is first and foremost a service and keeping that in mind we select the best possible prospective gestational carriers, and have them thoroughly tested both medically and psychologically. After they have successfully passed the tests, they are matched with an intended couple in such a way as to bring out the best possible results. Our policy is to maintain a well-cared for pregnancy, a safe child-birth and a healthy baby!

WHAT IS INVOLVED

Gestational surrogacy is made possible through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). We first provide the female intended parent (or your egg donor) with hormonal medications which will initiative production of eggs in her. These eggs are harvested, and they are fertilized with the sperms of the male partner. The embryo will be deposited in the uterus of the gestational carrier, who has been treated with hormonal medications.

Though the success of surrogacy depends largely on the quality of the sperm and the egg, we at GIFT create for you the ideal atmosphere for a happy pregnancy and child birth.

HOW WE START!

Despite the success rate of Gestational surrogacy programs depending upon the egg, the carrier and the sperm, the process does seem to guarantee a 50% success rate. The most wanted choice is to use the male intended parent’s sperm and the female intended person’s egg over donor sperm or donor egg. Our fertility physician will run tests to check the male intended parent’s sperm and the female intended parent’s ovarian functions, and say whether they can be used.

For a list of tests that are going to be run and for free no-obligation permission from our IVF specialist, CLICK HERE. .

THE REASONS FOR CHOOSING SURROGACY!

1. IVF treatments have repeatedly failed you.

2. The womb lining is damaged.

3. It is advised for women who ha ve an abnormal or absent uterus; or have had hysterectomy.

4. When even treatment has not been able to help cases of recurrent miscarriages.

5. When doctors have told you that your body is not ready to have babies.

THE COST OF SURROGACY IN INDIA

GIFT has different packages for the surrogacy program. The cost of the package depends upon whether you use your own eggs or donor eggs for the surrogacy.

For detailed list of prices, click here.



 
 
 

SURROGACY FOR SINGLE MEN AND WOMEN IN INDIA

SURROGACY FOR SINGLE MEN

Single men would need an egg donor and a surrogate carrier for surrogacy. However, the egg donor and the surrogate carrier would be two different people. You can select both the surrogate mother and the egg donor. Upon request, we shall send you the profile of the egg donors with pictures. After selection, your sperm will be used to fertilize the oocytes and the resulting embryo will be placed in the womb of the surrogate mother. We can provide you with Indian egg donors, Caucasian egg donors and egg donors of some other races.

You will have to stay in India for 5-7 days. During this period of time, your sperm will be collected for fresh IVF usage and also will be frozen for future storage. You can also meet surrogate mothers, and sign contracts with them. The IVF specialist will be ready to answer any of your queries. Our relationship manager will arrange all your appointments and will accompany you for all of them.

The birth certificate will have the name of just the intended male parent and not that of the surrogate mother.

SURROGACY FOR SINGLE WOMEN

Single women can use their own eggs and donor sperm for the process of surrogacy using simple insemination. GIFT IVF centre does not offer surrogacy using both donor sperm and donor egg. For choosing the donor sperm, we have a database consisting of Indian and Caucasian men, and men of some other races. You can choose the one you want from the profiles we send you. Upon your arrival here, your stay will be arranged in a hotel near our clinic. Please click HERE to get a list of the recommended hotels available.

Single women will need to complete IVF / ICSI cycle with their eggs and donor sperms with the use of surrogate if the need be or if you wish so. The stay in India for the entire process with the IVF cycle will be 18 – 21 days. During your stay here, you may meet the surrogate mother, and also the processes of signing the contract can happen during this period. Our relationship manager can help you with these meetings, and also with the appointments with the clinic that you will be having.

You will visit the clinic every 2 -3 days and receive injections and ultrasound scans. Once ready, your eggs will be retrieved at the clinic and the resultant embryos will be transferred to the gestational surrogate.

To see a full list of our services, click here.

The birth certificate will have only the name of the female intended parent and the surrogate mother.

THE COST OF SURROGACY IN INDIA

GIFT has different packages for the surrogacy program. The cost of the package depends upon whether you use your own eggs or donor eggs for the surrogacy.

For detailed list of prices, click here.



Disclaimer:

This article is a source of reference. We do not offer surrogacy services for unmarried couples & gay and lesbian couples as the legal aspects are vague in defining the appropriate criteria for these categories.



 
 
 

SURROGACY FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES

India has now made surrogacy for people from abroad possible. However, recent regulations regarding the use of surrogacy for people from abroad has been limited to married couples. For unmarried Indian couples and people who are single, it is possible to adopt kids.

It must also be noted that applicants from abroad must visit to India on medical visa only. We can help you get your medical visa. Please send your details to us, and we will send you an invitation letter to apply for visa at the Indian embassy.

THE GIFT POLICY

We offer surrogacy programs to married couples, unmarried couples and individuals. In recent years, India has seen an increase in the number of surrogacy seekers. We handpick our surrogate carriers from the local surrogate mothers unit, and they are advised to undergo medical tests and attend psychological counseling; and their family histories are completely checked. We choose only the best surrogate carriers for you.

Our IVF specialist will offer medical advice to the intended parents. You are expected to submit medical records to the specialist, and on this basis, the specialist will advise you on whether you are the right candidate for gestational surrogacy with the eggs of the female intended parent or with an egg donor. In both cases, at least one of the intended parents’ will be linked to the child.

THE REASONS FOR CHOOSING SURROGACY

1. IVF treatments have repeatedly failed you.

2. The womb lining is damaged.

3. It is advised for women who have an abnormal or absent uterus; or have had hysterectomy.

4. When even treatment has not been able to help cases of recurrent miscarriages.

5. When doctors have told you that your body is not ready to have babies.

COST OF SURROGACY IN INDIA

GIFT has different packages for the surrogacy program. The cost of the package depends upon whether you use your own eggs or donor eggs for the surrogacy.

For detailed list of prices, click here.



Disclaimer

• This article is a source of reference. We do not offer surrogacy services for unmarried couples & gay and lesbian couples as the legal aspects are vague in defining the appropriate criteria for these categories.



 
 

Visit to India

 

YOUR FIRST VISIT TO INDIA

We need to plan your stay in India well in advance. GIFT will help you plan out everything right from your visa to the day you return home with your beloved young one.

These are few particulars you need to keep in mind during the planning phase:

BOOKING HOTELS AND FLIGHTS

We recommend that you book your own flights to India. We shall send you a list of the hotels that you can stay in while you stay here. We will arrange them for the use of our long staying patients. These hotels are of negotiable rates and we shall book rooms for you on your behalf. We shall send you the list of the hotels available, too.

VISA

Visiting India on a medical visa is recommended. The medical visa is valid for a year, and you may make three visits during this time period. We shall send you a medical visa invitation letter from our clinic.

DURATION OF THE STAY HERE

If you are opting for an egg donor assisted surrogacy, your stay duration will be 5 – 7 days (for semen sample, legal document signatures and to meet the surrogate mother). In case of self IVF Surrogacy or intended mother using her own eggs, it will be about 18 - 21 days for the complete IVF to be done in India. Otherwise, if you arrange IVF medication (hormonal medications) in your resident location, then your trip to India will be for about 10 days. This period includes the pre-tests, IVF treatment, egg retrieval, sperm collection, and embryo transfer.

YOUR JOURNEY TO INDIA

We shall provide you with a chauffeur upon your arrival in India. We shall also provide you with a relationship manager who shall arrange all your meetings and will accompany you wherever you wish to go. He shall also arrange your shopping and city tours, and will be more than happy to accompany you there. Your meetings with the IVF specialist, semen sample collection, contract signatures, egg pick up and embryo transfer etc. will all be arranged by GIFT. Upon your return, we shall also make sure that you get dropped back right to the airport.

PREGNANCY RESULT

After the embryo transfer into the gestational surrogate, it is not necessary that you stay here. After 15 days of the transfer, our IVF specialist will conduct a beta hcg test on the surrogate mother to check the results. We shall email you the results immediately.

EXCURSIONS:

If you wish, we can also organize for a trip within the state. This will be on payment basis.



 
 
 

YOUR SUBSEQUENT VISITS TO INDIA

Your second or third visit to India might be scheduled as and when the needs arise. The number of preferred visits may vary from person to person.

Two weeks before delivery, we would like to have you here. We are glad to help you take your little one back home. The intended parents might also be asked to take a visit during pregnancy if your embassy requires so. You are welcome to visit India during the other times, and be part of the ultrasound scanning check up of the surrogate mother.

DURATION OF MY STAY

Duration of your stay after the delivery depends on a couple of factors. One, of course, is the baby’s health. If the baby’s health is fine, and is ready to go back, the paperwork will not take more than 3-4 weeks. The team at GIFT shall assist you in completing this paperwork as fast as possible. But in case of legal problems, or if you are from a country where issuing of passports can take a longer time (such as UK where they take from 2 to 6 months), it may take longer.

WHERE WILL I STAY WHEN IF IT TAKES LONGER?

If your stay takes longer, we shall arrange for your stay here near the delivery hospital. We shall book a service apartment with a minimum of two bedrooms and service personnel, for the convenience of your family and your baby. A nanny and a cook shall also be arranged upon request to take care of the baby. Before your visit we shall send you a list of the service apartments available.

THE DELIVERY!

After 32-34 weeks of your surgery, you will be informed regularly about the health of the surrogate mother and the expected date of delivery. You will be advised to arrive 2 days before the expected date and to be at the hospital lounge during the surgery. After the delivery, the baby will be brought to the neonatal ICU under intense care of nurse and neonatologists. In case you are not present during the delivery, the baby will be looked after by pediatricians and neonatologists till you arrive!

THE HOSPITAL

The delivery hospital will be carefully selected. The delivery of your baby will take place in secondary care or a tertiary care hospital under the care of a reputed Obstetrician and the IVF specialist. If you wish to choose a delivery hospital, you may choose one and inform us.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

After the birth, you need to fill a baby birth form giving it the name you have chosen for it. This form will be forwarded by the hospital to the local municipal corporation which will issue you a birth certificate in a period of 5-7 months.

SOME IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTICEM

1. If you are wondering whether you can request a C section or whether it will be a normal surgery, here’s your answer. All our surrogates have undergone surgery before and therefore are given trial of labour.

2. The baby right after birth is taken away from the surrogate mother. She will not be allowed to see or breast-feed the baby. Right after the delivery, the baby will be handed over to you. In case, you are not present, it will be under the care of the pediatricians and neonatologists.

3. You can request the obstetrician and the IVF Specialist to collect the cord blood. Cord blood is collected by cord blood bank agencies. We will send you a list of these agencies in India for direct contact with them.

PAPERWORK TO TAKE THE BABY BACK

As we promised, we will be there till the very last day when you fly back with your baby. For the procedures regarding taking your baby back (including birth certificate, Apostille Sticker to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), DNA testing, passport, FRRO exit visa)