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#51 harmj006

Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Dr. Shivani & SCI Team how did you find them and how do you go about contacting to start the process ...can someone take me through this??

#52 Amy 1976

Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (extended~play @ 23/03/2009, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ok, I'm the one it seems... I just think its WRONG! There's a huge difference in having a close family member do it, but to have it as a monetary transaction in a third world country, just seems morally wrong to me.

I am sorry I know its a contentious issue, but i had to say it.

    I think it's wonderful that the OP has been able to bring a child into her family but I also don't know how I feel about the ethics of paying someone to carry a child for you. What would happen if the birth mother died during childbirth or due to some complication of pregnancy? Is that an acceptable risk? I mean, police officers, people in the military, mine workers and others regularly risk their lives for money so I guess there is a precedent that if people do it willingly then as a society, we accept that.

I'm glad to hear that the surrogate mothers take on this job willingly although with India being a country with many people living in poverty, one wonders how much free choice is actually involved. Risking your life or being unable to educate your children is not much of a choice.

There are so many interesting ethical questions that come up as technology moves forward and provides opportunities that our grandparents may never have dreamed of.

#53 just roses

Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

Edited because i didn't realise it was an old thread.

Edited by Bahodie, 06 March 2012 - 12:50 PM.

#54 Guest_domestically~challenged_*

Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

I would just like to point out that this thread is THREE YEARS OLD.

In addition, it is posted in the Donor Conception Support forum so anyone wanting to have ethical debates may be best to have them elsewhere on EB.

Edited by domestically~challenged, 06 March 2012 - 12:44 PM.

#55 Guest_tigerdog_*

Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

The risk in the US and here of course, is the distinct possibility (it happens) that the birth mother suddenly decides she wants to retain the baby and nurture him/her.

I have heard of this happening but wanted to ask, are there any legal measures in place to protect the biological parents in this case?  Eg. if the egg and the sperm belong to you and your husband, I wouldn't think that would automatically give the surrogate the right to keep the child just because she carried it?  The 'product' (for want of a better term), belongs to you!

#56 shorts21

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE (chrissie1970 @ 07/03/2009, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

If there is anyone on the forum who has had medical factors preventing conception or has has a history of failed IVF, and has been unsuccessful with other options, I put forward the option that we chose (after considered investigation in India), gestational surrogacy. After 3 attempts at two clinics in Mumbai, we recently returned to Aust. as the first couple to have a baby born to an Indian surrogate. It was a momentus occasion and one of unexplained joy. For those who are interested in knowing a little more about the programs, please send a note.

Certain people may have negative connotations re surrogacy, as they may have read some misleading material in national papers; it is mostly incorrect information.

I have all the facts and figures re the program over there, and can speak from first hand information, about the entire process. 45 Australian couples are currently involved in these programs, with 2 more births in the past week.

The Indian medical fraternity is very impressive and their IVF clinics are similar in standard to Australia. The surrogates are very well looked after (contrary to newspaper articles which are often third hand info) and receive up to 10 years of their annual family income for their involvement in carrying the baby. They are often well educated women (one recent case, the surrogate was a nurse) who wish to use the proceeds from their fee, to fund their children's education for life or acquire a home or renovation to a home. (up to 300,000 rupees)

#57 shorts21

Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

Hi, I am looking into surrogacy in India and would appreciate any help you can give. Which clinic did you use?  There are so  many clinics it is confusing to even know where to start.  How much time did you have to spend in India? And is it difficult to get citizenship for the baby back in Australia?

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