Friday, 26 December 2014

Xmas and New year greetings From Gary,Tracy and Heaven Mia Bolsover

Happy Xmas everyone! This time last year we were in India with our precious Heaven Mia and Dr Samit and Dr Kiran and KIC family.They have helped to change our lives and every Xmas and everyday is extra special and wonderful so once again a big thank you for giving us this beautiful little girl x


Xmas Message from kate And Glen Lopez and their beautiful Daughter Zoe!

Dear Dr. Samit Sekhar & Kiran InfertilityCenter Staff,
Though the surrogacy journey I met and and spoke to so many couples that have only one wish - to become parents and nothing makes me happier than news that finally their dream of becoming parents will be coming true!
I met many lucky couples that have babies already of course Kiran Babies!
Over the past 2 weeks I found out that 2 lucky couples will become parents!!! One week ago I received a phone call from a couple that I met when Zoe was just a little baby and they shared that they will be having not one, not two, but THREE babies! OMG, when I hung up the phone I cried from happiness like a baby. My husband thought that somebody died. Today I found out that another dear friend of mine will have twins next year - this was the best Xmas present ever!!!! Thank you Dr. Samit and the Kiran Staff, there is no words that can describe how grateful we all are for what you are doing. I do not care if Santa is coming! I received the best Xmas gift - news of the babies coming. I have the feeling that the next year will be even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a very Merry Christmas. May you all in India be as happy as all of the happy's a picture of them with their daughter who was also born through our surrogacy program and they are expecting a sibling next month.

Such Wonderful messages from Across the Surrogacy Community-Merry X Mas and a Happy New Year

Twin Boys of George De Silva!!such a wonderful picture!!
George works with Emirates and his Twin boys were born a couple of Months ago through our Surrogacy program.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The French Council of State specifies about Surrogacy!!

A person is of French nationality if at least one of his/her parents is French;
2. Being born abroad through surrogacy does not exclude the possibility of obtaining the French citizenship, even though it is illegal in France. The important is that the criterion above mentioned is satisfied. It is fundamental to grant the child – highlight Judges –the right to the respect of their private life, as recommended in the ECHR’ s Article 8.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Amazing gift-thank you Bolsover's

Our Friends from London sent us this amazing's a lovely home made calendar for thank you to Gary and Tracy Bolsover
it has pictures of beautiful little Heaven Mia who was born through our Surrogacy program and spent the first six months of her life in India thanks to the laborious British Process post birth for cases pertaining to surrogacy.
Gary,Tracy and heaven are now back in the UK.
she is such a happy baby is little heaven Mia,always smiling and laughing and seeing her pictures makes all of us in the clinic very happy.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

December Babies-thanks to KIC and Indian Surrogacy.

Surrogacy in India.

Hearty Congratulations to Paulo and Angelica Hartwig from Canada who were blessed with a healthy baby girl,born on December 1st she weighs 2.8 kilograms. .we are happy for the parents and wish them the very best!!

Happy babies in Honk Kong- blessed by Surrogacy in india

Surrogacy in India.
just received this sweet message from one of our patients from Canada who are now based out of Hong Kong. the pictures are just amazing!!

Hi there,

Just wanted to send some more pictures of growing Joe. As you can see he has filled out well and doesn't have any problems eating! Eli loves being a big brother and he has just been such a blessing for our whole family. He is an easy little guy and always happy!

Hope you are all well and we think of you often!

Erin, Trevor, Eli & Joe
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Commercial Surrogacy is now possible for Foreigners in Nepal

A Cabinet meeting has passed the proposal tabled by the Ministry of Health and Population of the Government of Nepal opening the door to foreign couples to have babies through surrogacy in the country.
chief of curative division said that they have developed a work-plan following the cabinet decision to ease the visa process, adding that a foreigner willing to give birth through surrogacy has to furnish documents that the sperm and ovum of the respective parents have been fertilised and that the embryo is implanted inside the woman’s womb. “Once the required documents are in place, we provide an official recognition to the baby,” The birth certificate of an individual without citizenship has to be verified by the ministry before issuing a letter to the Department of Consular Services for visa purpose.

Surrogacy in Nepal is available for Single Men and Women,Married Couples,Married gay and Lesbian couples and Single gay and lesbian population.
in 2013

Friday, 28 November 2014

Thai set to ban commercial surrogacy

After a brief lull,Thai Surrogacy is again back in the news
Thailand`s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted following allegations an Australian couple abandoned a baby with Down`s syndrome, a legislator said Friday.
A draft bill -- which would see anyone profiting off surrogacy given a maximum ten year prison sentence -- passed its first reading in the country`s military-stacked Parliament on Thursday, legislator Wallop Tungkananurak said.
"We want to put an end to this idea in foreigners` minds that Thailand is a baby factory," he told AFP.
"The bill was adopted with overwhelming support."

Friday, 21 November 2014

Uk Parliament Debates Surrogacy laws!!

The British finally seem to be waking up to the extreme levels of discomfort their citizens go through if they decide to undergo Surrogacy overseas.the long waiting periods to obtain British Passports and the long court procedures to get Parental orders once the babies reach British on the link below to read in detail

Sunday, 16 November 2014

My Article in the Hindustan Times on Eggg frrezing/Vitrification

Surrogacy in India.

Freezing Shikha's eggs could mean that, in a few years,  when the Vermas are ready - and if they are unable to have a child naturally - they could turn to her frozen eggs stored at the Kiran infertility centre in Hyderabad, get them thawed, and after the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, implant the embryo in Shikha's womb. Her chances of getting pregnant through this method would depend on several factors including the quality of her eggs at the time of banking.

for the full article Click here


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Maternity leave-Indian Surrogacy from State of Uttarakhand!!

The Indian Public and Government seem to be getting accustomed to how common Surrogacy has become aa s means to parenthood,the Chief Minister Of uttarakhand in his cabinet meeting has agreed to Grant maternity leave to Women from the Indian State of Uttarakhand who become mothers through surrogacy.the day is not very far when other states will follow Suit .

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Happy Family from Canada

Surrogacy in India.
got these pictures today morning from one our patients Erin and Trevor who are canadians

"Was just thinking about you guys and thought I would send some recent pictures of our beautiful boy(s)!
Joe is just the best baby and we feel so blessed to have him in our family! Eli loves being a big brother and they have such a great relationship! We feel so complete!
Hope you are all well and continuing to make families dreams come true!"
Erin, Trevor, Eli and Joe

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Happy baby!!

Such a happy baby !!  she was born to an American Couple who used the services of an Indian Surrogate like this make my day.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

why a Genetic link is necessary in Surrogacy cases

A woman in South Africa has challenged the Surrogacy laws in her country and has asked the Pretoria High Court yesterday to nullify  the requirement that there be a genetic link between the baby and at least one of the people commissioning the surrogate pregnancy.
The requirement is a provision of the Children’s Act of 2005 allows surrogate births only where if at least one  contributes their gametes.
If the Cape Town woman’s application to the court succeeds, it will end her 13-year battle to have a child.
Since 2001, the 56-year-old woman has undergone 18 in vitro fertilisations and has had two miscarriages.
She claims that the requirement of  a genetic link violates a number of her constitutional rights, including those of equality and human dignity, as well as those of others in her position.
She had used her husband’s sperm for the in vitro fertilisations until they divorced.
The woman has been joined in her court application joined in the court bid by the non-profit organisation the Surrogacy Advisory Group, which asserts that the requirement of a genetic link is a human rights violation and is unconstitutional.
The respondent is Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, who is opposing the application.
The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Child Law has also joined the application. It believes that that the requirement violates constitutional rights but recommends that it be retained except in “exceptional circumstances”.
Dlamini said the genetic link requirement was justified and denied it infringed constitutional rights.  She said adoption was an option for the woman and others in her position. Additional reporting by Nomahlubi Jordaan
it is great that Surrogacy is being debated and considered all over the world,in this day and age governments can no longer interfere in the private lives of citizens and keep telling them what to do!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Egg Freezing- Apple And Facebook's newest App!!

Surrogacy in India.

Apple and Facebook are offering to freeze eggs for female employees in an effort to attract more women on to their staff.
Apple, said it would offer the perk to US-based staff from January.
“Apple cares deeply about our employees and their families, and we are always looking at new ways our health programmes can meet their needs,” said the company.
“We continue to expand our benefits for women, with a new extended maternity leave policy, along with cyropreservation and egg storage as part of our extensive support for infertility treatments … We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.”
Apple’s move follows the appointment of Denise Young Smith as head of human resources in February. She is making a big push on diversity and inclusion at the iPhone maker.
The offer to freeze eggs is among initiatives that include longer parental leave, education reimbursements for all classes taken by employees and subsidised student loan refinancing.
In an effort to attract and retain talent, Young Smith has asked Apple’s 98,000 employees to find out what kind of benefits they care most about.
Facebook offers up to $20,000 (£13,000) for egg freezing for female employees. The company also offers adoption and surrogacy assistance and “a host of other fertility services for male and female employees”, the company said.
A typical round of egg freezing costs about $10,000, with $500 or more in fees each year for storage. Two rounds are usually necessary to harvest about 20 eggs, which is considered ideal.
The latest moves by Apple and Facebook are part of a growing trend to offer more employee perks at Silicon Valley companies to recruit new staff.
of course in India the same thing would cost about 2000us$

There is a dearth of senior women in Silicon Valley so the perks offered by Apple and Facebook could be seen as an attempt to rectify the gender imbalance. Apple said in its diversity report this year that its workforce was 70% male, while Facebook reported its workforce was 69% male.

The idea behind “fertility preservation” is that by removing and fertilising their eggs in their 20s, women will have a better chance of becoming pregnant in their 30s and 40s. 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Surrogacy -French Government takes 1 step forward and 2 steps Backwards

PARIS–The French "Protest for All" movement has gathered 100,000 participants in Paris and Bordeaux on 6 October 2014.  Last week, Prime Minister Manuel Valls wanted to reassure, and affirmed to be opposed to gestational surrogacy, a practice of what he calls as “commercializing human beings and merchandising the female bodies”, something intolerable, according to his own words. France also plans a global initiative to get a ruling among the states to this affect.God Only Knows what stone age he is still living in!!

Last weekend, “La Manif pour Tous” or Protests for all has once again shown the sustainability of the movement and its supporters.  Established in November 2012, in reaction to the Taubira law on marriage between persons of the same sex, the movement has grown to a reach that no sociologist or political scientist could have predicted: six large protests, including two that gathered around one million people. With this last rally, the government seems to have understood the message coming from a solid base of the population, defending a “natural” family pattern as the foundation of French society.

This is the card of appeasement PM Manuel Valls played a few days before the rally, admitting he had changed his mind on gestational surrogacy, and recognizing in the public debate the virtue of having evolved government positions. “I think we cannot go towards this kind of procreation that would question our values and principles,” declared the Prime Minister during a press conference in Matignon office.
The gestational surrogacy and the assisted reproduction for people of the same sex, were actually underlying effects of the first piece of legislation on marriage for all sexes in 2012.  What belonged to the natural state of a human being would be legislated by political ideas. That is why, considering the public outcry that started two years ago, and thanks to a deeper debate, the government is now strictly opposed to the legislation of gestational surrogacy.
Some of My French Patients were very excited and hoped that they would be able to access Surrogacy abroad but unfortunately it seems they might have to wait for a change of Government.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Importance of Parental order in British Surrogacy cases

Surrogacy in India

A parental order under section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008  is compulsory for British Commissioning parents who have had a baby through Surrogacy abroad
The issue came up in a UK court last week. It was brought by a couple who wanted a surrogate child, presumably because they were unable to have one of their own. We know little about them except that they began legal proceedings in Birmingham.
In 2011, the Birmingham couple made a surrogacy agreement with a married couple in India. The Indian surrogate mother conceived using eggs donated by a third party and sperm from the Birmingham father.
A child was born in December 2011, the surrogate parents confirmed that they wanted to give up their parental rights and responsibilities, and the Birmingham couple brought the child to the UK on a British passport last year. He is well cared for and much loved.
So far, so good. But what the Birmingham parents did not know is that they needed a parental order from the English courts. That would ensure that the child was treated as their own. More importantly, it would extinguish the legal rights and responsibilities of the Indian couple. Without such an order, the Indian mother and her husband would continue to be treated as the child’s parents. They had no wish to remain involved with the child but could not give up those responsibilities without a court order.
A parental order under section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 was the obvious solution.
But there was a problem. Section 54(3) says that “the applicants must apply for the order during the period of six months beginning with the day on which the child is born”. It does not say what should happen if they do not. The Birmingham couple were at least a year late

Giving judgment in the surrogacy case last week, Sir James Munby said the courts had to decide which of these categories a case fell into. Did parliament intend non-compliance with the six-month deadline to be fatal? Or did it intend a “sensible” result?
Munby, the president of the family division, pointed out that a parental order “has the most profound personal, emotional, psychological, social and, it may be in some cases, cultural and religious, consequences”. A court had to treat the welfare of the child as paramount throughout his life. Parliament could not have intended a delay of a few months – for which the child had no responsibility – as critical. So he made the parental order that the Birmingham parents had requested.
Munby was able to reach this conclusion using principles of statutory interpretation. But he said he could also have reached the same result by “reading down” the statute under the Human Rights Act. However, he stressed that every case was fact-specific.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Japanese dad in the middle of the Thai Surrogacy scandal set to return to thailand

A 24-year-old Japanese man who has fathered more than a dozen surrogate babies in Thailand said he is ready to return to Thailand early next month to talk to police and claim his children currently in the care of the government. police said Monday. 
A senior Thai police officer told Kyodo News that Mitsutoki Shigeta communicated his wishes through his Thai lawyer, Kong Suriyamonthon.
An Internet webcam photo of Mitsutoki Shigeta, who has fathered more than a dozen surrogate babies in Thailand. His lawyer said Monday he will return to Thailand to claim the children by early October. (AFP photo)
Thai police have told Mr Shigeta to explain the circumstances surrounding his act of fathering surrogate babies, warning that legal action will be taken unless he gives an account personally to police.
The official said Mr Kong contacted police Sept 26 and told them Mr Shigeta will travel to Thailand by early October at the latest.
A parental test conducted by Thai authorities through DNA samples provided by the man has shown he is the biological father of the babies. Mr Kong on Sept 3 provided a written statement to police explaining why his client fathered the children through surrogacy.
According to Thai law, a father who wants to obtain parental rights needs to testify before a family court. Thai police have said they want to hear the man's explanations in person.
The Japanese father had also previously promised to visit Thailand to undertake the legal procedures of parenthood.
According to police, Mr Shigeta has fathered 16 children in Thailand. Mr Kong has said Mr Shigeta also fathered two surrogate children in India. Police said last month the man left Thailand with four new-born babies bound for Cambodia so far this year, taking with him one baby at a time.
Mr Shigeta, traveling with a Cambodian passport visited, Cambodia more than 10 times, according to police.
Police found out more surrogate babies fathered by the Japanese man in an apartment in Bangkok together with their nannies. The babies' birth certificates named Mr Shigeta as their father.

Surrogacy and the Religious Conundrum!!

Maya Medina of Boynton Beach, a Jewish mother who gave birth through gestational surrogacy, poses with her family in Fort Lauderdale. 

What determines if a child is Jewish? The egg — or the womb?
Three South Florida Jewish mothers who finally have the children they desperately wanted, but could not have for medical reasons, are now fighting to have those children recognized as Jewish.
All three had children through gestational surrogacy, a new technology that uses the intended mother's ovum/egg and the father's sperm with a surrogate carrying the baby to term. The baby is genetically related to both parents and not to the surrogate.
However, since the child was "not born" of a Jewish mother, as Jewish halachic law states, the mothers, all observant Jews, are left in religious limbo regarding the Jewish status of their children. So far, the mothers have not been successful in getting an answer from several rabbis they turned to for help.
"The Jewish laws state that my children are not Jewish because they were not born to a Jewish mother — even though they are 100 percent genetically Jewish," said Lisa Parker of Boynton Beach, who has two toddlers, a boy and girl, born 32 days apart to two surrogates in India.
Parker, whose husband is Israeli, said since both their grandparents are Holocaust survivors, their children should be considered Jewish "considering our parental lines."
"Our grandparents must be turning in their graves because their grandchildren are not considered Jewish," she said. "Hitler would have considered them Jewish — and gassed them."
The 40-year-old Orthodox mother said she "literally went to the ends of the world" to have children, and said she is dismayed that the Orthodox movement does not consider them Jewish, even though "the mohel didn't have a problem performing the bris."
Another mother, Natalie (who declined to use her last name), of Boca Raton, had been through 25 IVF's that took place in Colombia, Europe, Israel and the U.S., and is now the mother of a son through gestational surrogacy.
"After years of emotional, physical, mental and financial stress, we decided to use a surrogate to carry for us. Three surrogates later, we now have a beautiful baby boy, Ariel, our sunshine and prince," she said.
"Since this journey took over 10 years, our Jewish community was extremely happy for us. They attended the bris and naming. Now it seems the only thing left to do is visit the mikvah," she said.
However, that has not happened yet because she has run into problems with local rabbis she said, "Not because they don't want to help, but rather because they're not familiar with IVF and surrogacy," she said.
Maya Medina of Boynton Beach, who decided to explore surrogacy "after a long battle with infertility," and who now has twin boys through gestational surrogacy, echoed those sentiments.
"The problem is that science and rabbinical law have not met at the same level yet," she said. "We need the proper rabbi to attend the mikvah but, so far, all five [rabbis] that I spoke with politely declined. Our family is mostly Conservative and very traditional. My husband and I were both born in Israel and we follow his Sephardic traditions. My husband will not agree to the Reformed practices."
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of Palm Beach Synagogue, who has been advised of the women's dilemma and is anxious to help, said he would "be happy" to speak with them.
"We tend to require them to go through the mikvah," he said. "These are complex issues. In an Orthodox conversion, there are certain standards that have to be met."
Medina and the other mothers are clutching at a glimmer of hope.
"We would like the world to know that there are many family building options available and want to spread awareness through our journey," she said. "Some Jewish laws may prohibit the practices of science to create families for the childless couple, and we are a true example of how success is possible.",0,6346293.story

Friday, 26 September 2014

National Policy Dialogue on Surrogacy in India

On 23rd of September i was in New Delhi where i was invited to be part of a panel Discussion on issues related to Surrogacy in India,the Conference was organised by CSR which is a national body working on issues related to Gender equality and Empowerment of women.
Their head Dr.Ranjana Kumari is a dynamic lady who has been working for causes related to upliftment of women in India for the last 35 was a heated debate between the Pro and Anti Surrogacy Groups but everyone did reach a consensus that there should be more transparency and more public awareness to be created about Surrogacy in INDIA.
it was a wonderful experience to hear from Dr.R.S.Sharma who is the main in charge for drafting of the ART draft bill which includes the laws related to Surrogacy in INDIA and catching up with the leading practitioners of ART in the country.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Indian Surrogacy for Infertile couples from Spain,Hong Kong and India.

Surrogacy in India.
Its been a busy start to the week and we Love it!! hearty Congratulations to Mrs and Mr.Gu from Hong Kong,Mrs and Mr.Madhav from India and Atonio Arias From Spain on the birth of their Children with the help of the Kiran Infertility Center ivf and Surrogacy Program. the Mothers and Babies are doing well and we wish them the best for the future.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Important Development for Indian Surrogacy-Court asks Indian Govt. to clarify stand on surrogate children

The Supreme Court of India on Thursday Aked the government to clarify its stand on the citizenship of children born to an Indian surrogate mother in India, but whose biological mother is a foreign national.
“Under the Constitution, a child born here from an Indian surrogate mother is entitled to Indian citizenship, but what happens if the biological mother is a foreign citizen and the child applies for citizenship of that country,” a Bench led by Justice Ranajan Gogoi asked.
The Bench is looking into the larger issue of the need for a “comprehensive legislation” dealing with all the issues and situations, citizenship of a surrogate child, created by the latest reproductive technology.
The problem of citizenship of a surrogate child was highlighted in the case of two twin babies born to an Indian surrogate mother and a German father in 2008. The two boys — Balaz Nikolas and Balaz Leonard, whose father is German national Jan Balaz — were conceived by an Indian woman in Anand district of Gujarat in January 2008.
Today, Justice Gogoi suggested whether the government could even consider dual citizenship for surrogate children born in such circumstances.
“The concept of dual citizenship for surrogate children born in certain circumstances could be considered. This dual citizenship can give limited entitlements to such children,” Justice Gogoi suggested to Mr. Mehta.
The ASG informed that a Bill - Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill - was introduced in the parliament in 2010, and he would get instruction on the status of the Bill.
The court has listed the case for hearing after 6 weeks to hear the reply from the government.
needless to say this is a very important development for Surrogacy in India as the USA is the only country at present which provides babies born through Surrogacy with an American passport if the baby has been born on AMerican Soil.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Celebrating Ganesh Puja-the Kiran Infertility centre Way!!

Ganapati Pooja at KIC-Ganesha also spelled Ganesh, and also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is a widely worshipped God in Hinduism.His image is found throughout India and Nepal.Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India and some of Our Patients from Abroad also have kept Ganesha Idols with them because they believe that Ganesha will bless them with a child.
Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the God of intellect and wisdom.As the God of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
Photo: Ganapati Pooja at KIC-Ganesha  also spelled Ganesh, and also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is a widely worshipped God in Hinduism.His image is found throughout India and Nepal.Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India and some of Our Patients from Abroad also have kept Ganesha Idols with them because they believe that Ganesha will bless them with a child.
Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the God of intellect and wisdom.As the God of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.

Presenting the Beautiful Lola Parra from Barcelona,Spain

Our Patients from Spain -Juan and Nello who had their beautiful litttle angel with the help of our Surrogacy Program sent us this really beautiful E card.she is so beautiful and those Angelic eyes speak volumes.God bless their family.
Photo: A special day!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Europe-after a very long time

Last week I had to visit Wiesbaden, Germany for a session on NIPT-Non invasive prenatal testing for Chromosomal And genetic was a 2 day session and I got to learn so much more on how to be able to detect and rule out Trisomies and other chromosomal disorders as early as 12 weeks of pregnancy.
of course when you go to Europe as I did after 4 years one cannot help but enjoy the sights and the beauty of Europe. we were also very happy to be able to catch up with lea,Mike,Jack and was an amazing feeling to meet and hangout with jack and Ben who I held in my hands when they were just 120 microns in size as tiny little embryos(:
it really put things into perspective for me and I felt very blessed that God gave me the skill and acumen to help infertile couples from across the world to have their own genetic babies with the help of our Ivf and Surrogacy program.

Surrogacy in India.

Hearty Congratulations to Peter Fizzle and Lisa Hansell from Australia /Singapore on the birth of their Son,weighing 3 kilos at birth he is healthy.both mother and Son are doing well and we wish them well.
Photo: Hearty Congratulations to Peter and Lisa from Australia /Singapore on the birth of their Son,weighing 3 kilos at birth he is healthy.both mother and Son are doing well and we wish them well.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Surrogacy in India-yet another Happy Ending.

Congratulations to Mrs and Mr.Page from USA on the birth of their beautiful little daughter who was born Yesterday morning.she is healthy and both mother and baby are doing well.
Mrs and Mr.Page have been our patients and have undergone quite a few embryo transfers and  faced several dissapointments.they kept faith and continued and today this faith is rewarded with a beautiful little angel.

Photo: Congratulations to Mrs and Mr.Page from USA on the birth of their beautiful little daughter who was born today morning.she is healthy and both mother and baby are doing well.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Surrogacy In India for American couples

Hearty Congratulations to Mrs and Mr.Kenneth Sanders from Miami,FLorida on the birth of their twins,a baby boy they named Glen and a baby girl they named Emma.
the twins are doing great and so is the wonderful Surrogate mom who gave them this very precious gift.
we wish them well on their journey.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

foreign surrogate baby issued Indian passport

For the very first time in India, Hyderabad passport officials have issued a passport to an Non Resident Indian (NRI) couple’s surrogate baby
Till now, the passport guidelines did not include babies born out of surrogacy and there was a mandate for a biological declaration by the father of the baby to get a passport. This is the very first time that even surrogate babies have been given the facility of getting passports issued on their names.
In two similar cases last year, one involving a US-based Hyderabadi couple and another involving a Jamaican and American couple, who wanted surrogate babies born to Indian women

The Jamaican woman, who approached the Jamaican consulate in Delhi, was directed to the passport officer in Hyderabad. Finally, an identity certificate to the newborn surrogate baby, with a verification report, was submitted by the Hyderabad police and the woman was able to go home with her son.
“After encountering such a rare case, the Regional Passport Officer wrote to the ministry of external affairs seeking guidelines for such cases. But so far no such guidelines have been received,” an official said.
One issue that still needs to be addressed pertains to the name to be mentioned on the surrogate baby’s passport. Should it be the biological mother’s name, or should surrogacy be mentioned?

European Court of Human Rights Rules in International Surrogacy Case!!

In two cases issued on June 26, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights held that member countries cannot deny legal recognition to parent-child relationships established in the United States, simply because the children were born through surrogacy arrangements even though they maybe deemed as illegal in their own country). 
The Court observed that the French authorities, despite being aware that the children had been identified in the United States as the children of Mr and Mrs Mennesson and Mr and Mrs Labassee,had nevertheless denied them that status under French law. It considered that this contradiction undermined the children’s identity within French society. The Court further noted that the case-law completely precluded the establishment of a legal relationship between children born as a result of –lawful – surrogacy treatment abroad and their biological father. This overstepped the wide margin of appreciation left to States in the sphere of decisions relating to surrogacy.
the Court’s decision highlights a sharp divide in the acceptance of surrogacy in much of Eurpoe. Despite increasing acceptance in the United States,India ,Ukraine,Thailand, surrogacy remains illegal in much of Europe, including France which sadly punishes the use of surrogacy by up to a year in prison and a fine of €15,000. 
Other than the United States, only a few countries — among them India, Thailand, Ukraine and Mexico — allow paid surrogacy.
United Kingdom the Big Brother of Human Rights(: allows only Altruistic surrogacy, in which the woman carrying the baby receives payment only for her expenses.

From Australia- Mrs and Mr.Smith have their Baby through Surrogacy in India.

Neil and Mellissa have been our patients since 2012.i remeber meeting Melissa in Sinagpore when i had gone there to give a talk on "Emerging trends in International Surrogacy"
they are now blessed with a Little Angel who they have named Samantha.
Samantha's grand parents are also seen in the picture.

Friday, 11 July 2014

New Surrogacy pointers for Surrogacy visa applications for Indian Surrogacy

one of our patients but settled in Asia went to the canadian embassy in HK to apply for their medical visa but the official there said that they have to go to India on a tourist visa first- sign the agreement and come back and apply for the medical visa.
we objected and said that this is not necessary as all of our patients since january 2013 who came on a medical visa signed and notarised their agreements in their own countries.this is acceptable as per International law also.
this issue was causing considerable heart burn and the letter above from the MHA,GOV. of India has come at a good time and mentions clearly that the agreements can be signed and notarised and used for medical/Surrogacy visa application and commissioning parents need not come to India for the same thereby saving an unnecessary trip.
the Government has to realise that this is an agreement between 3 private parties and is an agreement based on legality but also on several other emotional and personal issues.they have to realise that they cannot continue to poke their nose into personal matters of private parties in the name of regulation!!
the Modi Govt.has promised that they will improve the Ease of Doing Buisness in is the time to put words into actions!!!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Surrogacy Newsletter from Kiran Infertility Centre.

please click on the link below to access our Newsletter for April/May 2014.