Surrogacy

Surrogacy means 'womb on rent'. In this process, the couples who are unable to carry a pregnancy, hire the services of a lady who is prepared to rent her uterus for pre decided fees and let the couple's embryo grow there till it is ready to be born as a baby.

The woman who hires out her uterus is known as a surrogate mother. The couple who hire the uterus is called the Commissioning Couple. The surrogate mother is given to understand that she will never be related in any way to the embryo and the baby when it is born. Also she will have no rights on the baby or babies born as a result of the surrogacy contract. A formal agreement is signed between the Commissioning Couple and the Surrogate Mother to that effect. The baby or babies are handed over to the Commissioning Couple as soon they are born.

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