Friday, 2 May 2014

Unfortunate that India can no longer help Spanish from having a baby through surrogacy

Contrary to what a  lot of the Spanish commissioning parents think  both Indian and Spanish governments are responsible for the current situation because of which spanish married /heterosexual couples cannot undergo surrogacy in India.the spanish consulate/MEA refuses to give a supporting document which says that babies born through surrogacy will be granted citizenship and Passport post birth.
this is a simple enough requirement from the govt of India and is important because babies should not be left stateless and i do not understand why the spanish government would refuse to give such a  letter even though they do give passports and citizenship to babies born through surrogacy in India.we have ourselves helped several spanish couples through the process.
the following is a report i read online

Barcelona- Every year, around 800 Spanish couples who see surrogacy as their only reproductive option must go abroad because does not permit the practice, experts said here at a conference organised by firm Subrogalia.
Only a few countries have any legislation regulating surrogacy and establishing that legal paternity resides with the couple who hire the surrogate, specialists in the field told EFE Thursday.
Spanish couples pay anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 euros ($70,000-$277,000) for the process.
The top surrogacy destination for Spanish couples is Ukraine, where some clinics offer unlimited implantation procedures for a fixed fee, but Mexico is becoming more popular, as Ukrainian law bars surrogacy clinics from serving single people and gay or lesbian couples.
"Four years ago, the United States was the top destination and represented around 80 percent of all Spanish couples," Diego Sanchez, president of Subrogalia, said, adding that the proportion has since fallen to 15 percent.
"If we could go to a closer country to hire surrogate mothers, then we would," he said.
While Britain, Greece and Cyprus permit surrogacy, the practice is limited to residents and the prospective parents may not pay the surrogate, the attorney said.
Adoption is difficult in Spain, Sanchez said, noting that "more than 15,000 couples are officially registered on the waiting list to adopt 80-100 children a year."