For couples who are infertile and don’t have an infant to complete a family need not take the stress anymore. Medical science in the present time has enhanced so much that it has discovered a way by which infertile couples can have their child to complete their family with the method of surrogacy.
In previous years, surrogacy has been accepted by numerous infertile couples. However, such infertility treatment advancements are not noticeable in every place in Zimbabwe. The surrogacy service in Zimbabwe is also unregulated due to a lack of laws and regulations.
Gradually, some IVF clinics and surrogacy agencies are opened in Zimbabwe to serve infertile couples. However, the basic law governing abortion in South Africa appears to allow couples or infertile parents to have their children, the law appears to – protect the rights of the mother giving birth and the child born. There seems to be no equal protection for the right to intended parents.
Additionally, the law does not provide compensation for surrogate parents in situations where the surrogate chooses to terminate the contract but chooses to continue the pregnancy. It is important to protect the rights of working parents so that surrogacy does not make them vulnerable. Surrogate parents deserve the right to be free from the indignity of being deprived of the child entirely by the surrogate mother’s absolute discretion. The law may need to be revised to balance the surrogate’s reproductive rights against the contractual rights of the surrogate.
In South Africa, the agreement between the surrogate mother and the surrogate parent is that the child will be placed in the womb to procreate the child for the surrogate parent and in which the working mother agrees to deliver such child to the working parent. At the time of birth, or within a reasonable time thereafter, with the intention that the child concerned will be the legitimate child of the intended parent.
For a surrogacy agreement to be valid in South Africa, such agreement must be in writing and signed by the partner and the surrogate parent and at least one of the intended parents must be living and South Africa at the end of the agreement.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. 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).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.