A few years ago, there was a need but not enough professionals to support it.
With a large number of Indian medical colleges offering a variety of specializations, Indian doctors have begun to specialize in non-traditional fields including IVF procedures. As direct fallout of this, quacks and seedy artificial insemination clinics that existed earlier have all but vanished.
Professionalism and streamlining of the industry
A few years ago, there was a need but not enough professionals to support it. Today, with the entry of professionals and institutional finance, surrogacy has gone professional. Recognizing the need of the people and the industry, Indian laws too have undergone change and today it legally recognizes surrogacy.
Surrogacy Clinics in India today offer the entire gamut of services. These not only include surrogacy related services such as helping you select the ideal surrogate mom, it also includes providing you with a personal escort, arranging for hotel stay and should you request it, even a sight-seeing tour of India. The whole idea is to make the entire experience trauma free and pleasurable.
General Steps to Successful Surrogacy in India
1. Obtain your fertility history reports,
2. Obtain a letter from your family doctor,
3. Undergo any tests that might be prescribed by the surrogacy clinic in India,
4. Obtain Medical Visa,
5. Obtain letter from Consulate indicating surrogacy is recognized and that the baby will be allowed back home,
6. Pay first stage fees of the Surrogacy Clinic,
7. Obtain surrogacy contract and covering letter,
8. Fly to India
Surrogacy / IVF method generally used in India and legally recognized
Host/ Gestational Method
The surrogate will be given drugs to 'switch her off'. This will stop her natural ovulation and allow doctors to implant embryos from a donor in the surrogate's womb. The surrogate will not be genetically related to the baby as the semen and eggs are from the intended couple or donor using an IVF process.
Prospective surrogate moms are carefully scrutinized by the Surrogacy Clinic India. They have pleasant features, have education and are comfortable with being surrogate moms.
You may either carry the frozen embryos with you or bring along your own egg donor. If you're using your own eggs then you and the sperm need to be in India for around 2 weeks. The fees quoted are usually inclusive of amounts to be paid to the surrogate mom. In fact, it includes just about everything connected with the surrogacy procedure such as medical examinations, IVF Clinic India fees, cost of stay, etc.
Enjoy your stay
The whole approach is to make your stay in India pleasurable and trauma free. The IVF procedure will take a maximum of two weeks and then you can be home. Come back in a few months to take delivery of your new baby.