Find the list of best surrogacy doctors in India who offers the best treatment with the highest success rate. The list has been categorized on the basis of doctors fame, experience, reviews, ratings, and cost. Dr. Mohit Saraogi from Saraogi Hospitals and IRIS IVF Centre and Dr. Kaberi Banerjee from Advanced Fertility Centre top the list of the best surrogacy doctors in India.
Single parent surrogacy is similar to regular surrogacy with some exceptions. In such cases, every intended parent needs to use an egg or sperm donor in surrogacy. Off course the entire cost of the procedure has to be borne by the single parent and there are lot more legal factors associated with single parent surrogacy.
Today, more and more individuals choose to become single parents. Every year, hundreds of single men and women approach surrogacy doctors to have a child. More than women, many men are coming forward and consulting gynecologists to discuss their possibilities of becoming single fathers. Single intended parents generally have to follow the same process for surrogacy, enjoy the same benefits and face the same legal challenges with some exceptions.
In this article, we will look at:
- What is the procedure of single-parent surrogacy?
- How long does the surrogacy procedure take?
- How to find a surrogate mother as a single man?
- What are the costs associated with single parent surrogacy?
- Why do people go for surrogacy when they can adopt?
In traditional surrogacy, a single man could hire a surrogate mother and use her own eggs to create the embryo. However, most intended parents pursue gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate is not genetically related to the baby. While many couples are able to use the intended mother’s egg and intended father’s sperm, every single intended parent will need to use an egg or sperm donor in gestational surrogacy. Single intended parents may also choose to work with a known donor, such as a close friend (also known as altruistic surrogacy). Once you have identified your donor, the surrogacy procedure will continue as it would for any other intended parent. Most of the surrogacy agencies help you find a donor and surrogate, or they may be able to refer you to sperm banks and egg donors within their networks. Once you meet your matched donor and surrogate, your process of surrogacy can be started. Single parent surrogacy is a quite different procedure than conventional surrogacy. In single parent surrogacy the individual requires a donor egg as well as a surrogate mother. Conventional surrogacy may also require donor eggs depending upon the females egg quality, but in single-parent surrogacy using an egg donor or sperm donor is compulsory. If you are a single man, before starting the procedure make sure that the egg donor and surrogate mother are two different individuals. This is done to ensure that the surrogate mother is not genetically connected to the baby as this can create further complications in owing to the child. During the procedure, the intended parent eggs or sperms are retrieved and fertilized with the donor sperms or eggs. A specialist under controlled conditions performs this process to ensure quality embryos. After 3 to 4 days, embryos being formed are implanted into the uterus of the surrogate mother. The success of the pregnancy is known within the next two weeks after embryo transfer.
Usually, it takes around one to three months to find a donor and surrogate mother. This task is best if you take the help of surrogacy agencies and centers as they have an extensive database of thousands of donors and surrogates with different backgrounds. (1) Thus, finding the best-matched donors and appropriate surrogate through surrogacy clinics is always convenient. Legal formalities and approvals can also take some time. Once all the formalities are completed, medical treatment on the surrogate is started. Egg or sperm retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer all together can take up to a month. Once the pregnancy is confirmed, it takes the next nine months until the delivery of the baby.
Always take the help of surrogacy centres or agencies in finding your matched surrogate. If you are hiring a surrogate mother from an affiliated institute, make sure that you are following legal rules and follow the treatment as per government regulations. Surrogacy agencies and centres ensure that you get the best surrogate mother depending on your preferences.
If you have planned to opt for a single parent surrogacy, first of all, you must know about the costs involved during the entire procedure. Generally, the cost of surrogacy in India varies from Rs. 10,00,000 to Rs. 14,00,000 for the complete package, including, the surrogate's fee, fertilization and transfer and delivery of the baby at a hospital. (2) The cost depends on various factors including the compensation of the surrogate mother, legal formalities, IVF procedure, medical fees, donor charges, hospital fees and other miscellaneous charges. The cost of surrogacy is massive so before finalizing the surrogate mother and egg donor, you need to check your financial aspects clearly and determine your financial status. If you are fully determined and are having financial issues, you can also utilize Ela loan facility to help you with financial assistance. You can also visit Elawoman’s Fair Treatment Cost page to known the average cost of surrogacy in various countries like Georgia, Bangladesh and UAE.
As per the laws, it is legal for a single man or a woman to become a parent with the help of a single parent surrogacy. Individuals from foreign countries visit countries like Georgia, Bangladesh and Thailand for single parent surrogacy after applying for medical visa, as surrogacy in these countries is completely legal. The surrogate mother and the intended single parent need to sign a series of documents, which are kept as proof in case the surrogate later claims the child to be hers in the future. Signing documents keeps the transparency alive between the single parent and the surrogate mother. These documents also consist of the monetary value, which will be given to the surrogate mother. In the birth certificate, the name of intended parent will be mentioned in the place of parent’s name. One of the parent’s name fields will be blank. Surrogate mother will not have any kind of role in the legal parts with respect to the newborn child. She does not hold any kind of relationship with the child after delivery. If you are considering surrogacy for singles, consult an experienced surrogacy professional and attorney to better understand surrogacy laws for your state, country and circumstances. Gynecologists and obstetricians can also advocate surrogacy if all the guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are followed. (3)
The US, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia have the most lenient laws in the world, allowing commercial surrogacy, including for foreigners. (4) Several Asian countries used to have liberal laws, but the practice has since been restricted. Thailand banned commercial surrogacy and restricted altruistic surrogacy to Thai couples. In 2016, Cambodia also banned commercial surrogacy. Nepal, Mexico, and India, have also recently banned foreign commercial surrogacy. (2) Surrogacy is legal and common in Iran and monetary remuneration is practiced and allowed by religious authorities. (5) In the United Kingdom, only altruistic surrogacy is legal it is an offence to pay a surrogate under the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985. (6) According to ICMR Medical Guidelines on regulating ART, they’re no bar to altruistic surrogacy in India for childless couples, same-sex couples or single parents. (7)
If you are looking for surrogacy or have any queries about surrogacy, you can contact Elawoman. We will help you find an ideal surrogacy centre and clinic in India as well as in other countries. You can also contact Elawoman at +918929020600 to book a free appointment with one of our verified surrogacy doctors.
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- ^ The Surrogacy Process - Resources Hrc.org, 29 March 2019
- ^ Indications for Surrogacy - Wiki Pedia En.wikipedia.org, 29 March 2019
- ^ Rent a womb for Rs 3,000/month - Times of India Timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 29 March 2019
- ^ Surrogacy Around the World - BBC Bbc.com, 29 March 2019
- ^ Iran's Experience with Surrogate Motherhood - Research Gate Researchgate.net, 29 March 2019
- ^ Who Chooses Surrogacy - NLP Nlp.cs.nyu.edu, 29 March 2019
- ^ Should Single Parent Surrogacy Be Allowed in India - Economic Times Health.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 29 March 2019
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