According to estimated reports, the rate of success (carry home baby) of surrogacy is close to 45 percent, especially in case of the fresh embryos. On the other hand, the success rate for frozen embryos is calculated to be about 25 percent or so. In fact, surrogacy in India is a popular method that offers assisted reproduction.
Note: Surrogacy is not allowed in India for foreign intended parents. We don’t offer surrogacy. the Indian government decided to outlaw surrogacy for foreigners in 2015. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, of 2016, a new piece of legislation that gave surrogacy a whole new definition and established regulations for it, was approved.
The availability of cheaper surrogates in India attracts a lot of interest around the world. The major reason behind the booming trade in surrogacy or reproduction tourism is the interest of foreigners to come to the country for their infertility treatment. Many people from foreign countries are actually coming to India for various treatments as in vitro fertilization.
In India, surrogacy costs about $12000 including all the medical expenses and the fees of the surrogate. Conversely, in countries like the United States of America, the same procedure can cost more than $70000. If you opt for a surrogacy package in India, the total cost will be something between 20000 and 35000 USD. The total price estimate will include the legal fees, antenatal care, doctor fees, delivery charges, egg donor, consumables and drugs, IVF costs, surrogate compensation, surrogate workup, doctor fees etc.
Surrogacy is popular as this is one method for couples to have their own child. It’s the only possibility for couples to have their own child which would be biologically completed by their own through IVF surrogacy or partly by their own through gestational surrogacy.
Types of Surrogacy
There are two types of surrogacy available in India.
- Natural Surrogacy or Traditional Surrogacy
- Gestational / IVF Surrogacy
Natural / Traditional Surrogacy
In natural surrogacy, the sperm from the male partner are inseminated or the ICSI/IVF procedure is then performed on the infertile couple. The child will be genetically related to the male partner and to the surrogate and not to the female partner of the man.
Gestational / IVF Surrogacy
This is one of the most common forms of surrogacy. In such a procedure, the woman carries a pregnancy created by the sperm and the egg of the genetic couple. The egg of the wife is fertilized in vitro by the sperm of the husband. This is done by the ICSI / IVF procedure and the embryo is then transferred into the uterus of the surrogate. The surrogate carries a pregnancy for about 9 months. Here the child will not be genetically associated with the surrogate.
Reasons to Choose Surrogacy in India
Most people around the world are now choosing India as a major destination for surrogacy. Some of the major reasons behind this include:
- Best of the IVF medical professionals available in India.
- Surrogacy treatment in India is economical.
- Easy to find surrogates.
- There are no such restrictions in Indian law.
In the United States, it is estimated that the payment for the surrogate mother can range between USD 15000 and USD 30000. In addition to this, the entire procedure can cost somewhere between $45000 and $60000. The fees for the rest of the procedure can include the lawyers, fertility clinics, medical fees, and agencies and egg donors. Usually, all of these cost more than the fees going to a surrogate. Furthermore, gestational surrogacy in the USA costs more than natural or traditional surrogacy. That’s because much more complex medical procedures are needed.
In India, surrogate arrangement is done through agencies that help to match up the intended parents with the women who would agree to be the surrogate for a fee. Indian agencies help to manage all complicated legal and medical aspects involved in the procedure. Nevertheless, surrogacy arrangements in India can even be made independently.