Surrogacy can be a daunting task. Especially if you are looking for surrogate mothers here in India. Traditionally, there has been a lot of stigmas attached to the field, which has led to misinformation and substandard services. However, times are changing. With the rise of the urban middle class, the rapid education of the rural poor, and the shift in the political landscape here, India (For Indian Passport Holders Only) is fast emerging as one of biggest names in surrogacy solutions.
If you’re still apprehensive about considering surrogacy, maybe these arguments will change your mind.
Mothers not involved in smoking, drinking or drugs:
Women from most states of India do not usually smoke, drink, nor use drugs. These habits are still considered taboo in a number of middle or lower class households, which is where most surrogate mothers are from. the women are stringently screened and they have had their own children, are very careful and they are never involved in substance abuse. There is a high chance that you will find a surrogate who has not engaged in substance abuse.
A better survival rate of the baby:
Our culture usually calls for early marriages and women have babies soon thereafter. As a result, most women are in their mid 20’s when they volunteer to become surrogates. According to medical science, this is the ideal age for pregnancy. Babies born to young mothers are generally healthier than the rest. Besides, their nutrition and health are taken extra care of by the doctor’s involvement.
Mothers highly unlikely to keep your children:
There’s always fear among families considering surrogacy that the volunteer may not want to part with their baby. However, such concerns are ill-founded. there is a proper legal contract between the surrogate and the intending parents and therefore, everything is smooth and transparent. Surrogate Mothers have no intention of keeping the child since it would only increase their own financial burden. Then, there’s also the social stigma attached to having a baby that is, in a manner of speaking, ‘outside their marriage’. In our experience of 23 years, we’ve never had a case where the surrogate would want to deprive you of your child.
Streamlined Legal Process:
Over the past decade or so, a lot of positive changes have taken place in the legal framework surrounding surrogacy. Financial viability of the market has ensured corporate interest as well. Consequently, Indian clinics offer completely legal and efficient surrogacy plans.
The rise of commercial surrogacy:
Altruistic reasons may not be very common or convincing grounds for surrogacy. However, economic reasons encourage a surrogate mother to consider this as an option to change the future of her children. With a rapidly legalizing market and steadily increasing payoffs, more and more young mothers are volunteering to become surrogates. they also take pride in helping another woman feel empowered to become a mother and this is a huge social cause as well.
International standards of medical treatment:
With the recent changes in the economy that allow for easier transfer of technology and capital from abroad, the standard of medical care in India has steadily risen. An Internationally trained medical team working in a state of the art hospital inspires confidence among patients.
There was a time when lack of knowledge and widespread stigma were detrimental to the idea of surrogacy. Those barriers are being pulled down now with increasing literacy and widespread awareness around the topic. Surrogacy is no longer a taboo, and we’d all do well to accept it wholeheartedly!