Fertility tourism becomes a booming industry as the infertility issues raise day by day. The fertility treatment approach is greatly changed after gradual advancement in Assisted Reproductive technology. Media coverage showcases the success story of different techniques of ART, which increase awareness among the general population. Nowadays, people open up enough to discuss this topic.
Surrogacy is one of the advanced assisted reproductive technology. Many celebrities had opted surrogacy to complete their family. Media had already covered the success stories of surrogacy. But current worldwide economic growth allows the general population to think of about to become a biological parent by opting surrogacy who unable to build up their family due to fertility issues.
Surrogacy mainly two types: altruistic surrogacy and commercial surrogacy. The altruistic surrogacy is the arrangement without involving compensation to surrogate for carrying the baby on her womb. But in commercial surrogacy, the woman who agrees to carry a baby for them get compensation for this job.
International Commercial Surrogacy allows starting surrogacy tourism. Increasing infertility rate and expensive cost of surrogacy in western countries had made India a preferable surrogacy tourism site during the year 2002 to 2015. The cost of surrogacy in India is one half or one-third in comparison with western countries.
The majority of surrogate mothers in India belong to poorly educated, rural, and improvised background. They could be easily exploited. The Indian government had introduced ‘The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill’ in 2016 to protect the vulnerable Indian women from exploitation.
The amendment of subsisted laws and guideline were later modified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. On 5th August 2019, Lok Sabha passed this Bill and now commercial surrogacy is completely banned in India. Altruistic surrogacy also prohibited for foreigners, NRIs, and PIOs from Indian commissioning surrogacy law.
In India, only married couples having minimum five years continuation of marital status have legal right to opt altruistic surrogacy. Intended parents can only seek to their close relatives for surrogacy. Not even Indian single parent, a couple in a live-in relationship or homosexual couples do not allow to opt surrogacy in India.
In this present Indian scenario, Georgia is the best alternative surrogacy destination. In Georgia, both altruistic and commercial surrogacy arrangements are legally accepted. Although there is regulated surrogacy law in Georgia, the efficient legal process followed in Georgia for proficiently regulate surrogacy process.
Georgia has excellent surrogacy service providers with expert professionals to support the world-class facilities to both intended parents and surrogate mothers. Both intended parents and surrogate have signed the consent form before the treatment procedure starts.
The intended parents get complete legal parenting authority. The birth certificate is issued with the name of the intended parents within the 24 hours of the childbirth.
The cost of surrogacy also reasonable along with getting the assurance of a suitable match. These benefits are under one country have made Georgia a suitable Surrogacy tourism destination.
The birth certificate is issued with the name of the intended parents within the 24 hours of the childbirth.
Ravi Sharma is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). And a successful pharmacist and a marketer. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).