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India faces criticism after officials issued new rules barring foreign gay couples and single people from using surrogate mothers to become parents. Commercial surrogacy is a booming industry in India, and in recent years the ranks of childless foreign couples looking for a low-cost, legally simple route to parenthood have been joined by gay couples and singles.
Changes to commercial surrogacy arrangements in India, introduced just before Christmas, have cut off one of the more popular avenues for Australians wanting to become surrogate parents. While heading overseas for commercial surrogacy is illegal in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT, hundreds of Australians still flew to India every year to become parents.
But now the Indian government has issued a directive that only couples who have been married for more than two years can enter into commercial surrogacy arrangements, and only if it is legal in their home country.
Affordable Surrogacy in India
Surrogacy - Another case out of India involving a woman who travelled to India for surrogacy and embryo donation. The outcome of the case is unclear; however, the boys could ultimately end up being adopted to others.
Surrogacy - Not sure what to make of this case at this point, but it appears that there are many issues involved here, including bias against a homosexual parent, children created through surrogacy in India, and possible child neglect. I really hope this has a happy ending.
"Mumbai: The dilemma of foreign nationals looking for rent-a-womb services in India may not always end after crossing Indian borders.
Surrogacy - A letter , signed by the consul general’s of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic, was sent to over ten Mumbai IVF clinics requesting that the clinics “desist from catering to their citizens” and “stressed the importance of directing nationals from their countries to their respective consulates before initiating the surrogacy process.” The letter asked the clinics to act immediately to avoid any legal or liability issues in the future.
Surrogacy - The New York Times did an interesting piece on the documentary, which airs tonight on HBO, "Google Baby." I am excited to watch it this evening - let me know your thoughts after watching it.