Surrogacy in India sheds stigma at MICA

Feb 13 2014, 13:42 IST
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Jyotsnaben, a surrogate mother from Anand dispels the myths surrounding Surrogacy on Wednesday at the 3-day International Communication Management Conference (ICMC-2014) held by MICA. Jyotsnaben, a surrogate mother from Anand dispels the myths surrounding Surrogacy on Wednesday at the 3-day International Communication Management Conference (ICMC-2014) held by MICA.
SummaryEvery month Andrea, a US citizen from California makes a tentative call to small town Anand.

women and liken the process to selling babies. However it is a very good arrangement whereby a couple who is unable to carry their child can have one via surrogacy. It is often the last option for them to have a child. However medical and legal supervision is necessary to ensure that agents do not siphon off compensation intended for surrogates or that the couple is not blackmailed and that there are no medical complications for these women... Even after so many cases of successful surrogacies, the child is never a product. We always counsel the intended parents to love the surrogates as it is more important than the money they pay them to bear their child."

Even as all three intended parents who spoke about the issues surrounding post-surrogacy process where it takes atleast 45 days to complete the mandatory DNA tests and legal requirements required by governments of both countries to take the baby back home; Aly Kanji is all hopeful as he says,"Having a baby through surrogacy is not any different from adopting a child... Our baby girl is just 20 days old, but we can keep staring at her all day long."

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