Section 1 : EXCERPT FROM ART BILL 2010
Section 2 : GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (MHA)
a) The country recognizes surrogacy and
b) The child / children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian surrogate mother will be permitted entry into their country as biological child/children of the couple commissioning surrogacy.
Section 3 : SURROGACY INDIA
Section 4 : MEDICAL
In India, couples are allowed to undergo surrogacy, only for medical reasons indicating need of surrogate services. Below listed are few of the reasons for the same.
Section 5 : FRRO
Please note SI Is making all efforts to provide updated information on their website. But it will not always be possible to do so if the regulations, notifications have not reached SI. It is thus requested for all couples that you should personally check with MHA, FRRO, ICMR, your respective Embassy, or any other relevant Authority, if there are any new requirements. We have had couples who have faced concerns even after their visit in India, due to newer regulations. SI will not be and cannot be held responsible for the same.
The Future of Indian Laws on Surrogacy India and Gay Couples.
Indian laws on surrogacy are not clear. However, as the government plans to pass the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) bill, this uncertainty will change. The ART bill will regulate In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and exclude gay couples from hiring surrogates in India. This is because the government of India has not legalized gay relationships, although it has been decriminalized by the Delhi High Court.
Further, surrogacy for gay couples will be an option only after the country legalizes gay relationships. The bill also provides for prohibiting IVF clinics from conducting surrogacy transactions. Instead, it plans to set up special ART banks that will track reproductive donors and surrogate mothers.