Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Steps of international surrogacy in india

                                       Steps in international surrogacy

Dr. Anita Mani
Infertility& Surrogacy Specialist at Gift IVF Centre

Choose the right clinic

The first  step is you need to choose the right clinic, in the right country at the right cost, which gives you maximum chance to take home a healthy term baby with minimum effort  within your budget .This requires thorough research  and there are guidelines to be followed. Our website, www.surrogatemothersinindia.com, will help you  in making the right decision by choosing right clinic for surrogacy.

Contact details of clinic

Communicate with the right person and get direct  counseling or  by phone or email  . Best contact  person at GIFT surrogacy center is Dr.Mani, he will be available on  ph +91 9446075032 , +91 9591266699 , drmanisurrogacy@gmail.com.  Or Skype on giftivf 
Second line of contact is  Mr milton on +91 9972233945  or Dr Anita on anitadane@gmail.com .

As Dr Anita Mani and Dr. Mani makes frequent trips abroad you may be able to meet them  in your country, while they are visiting for an informal consultation.( dates and details  are  given in the  website ) 

Travel arrangements
Once you decide on the surrogacy programme you can travel to the clinic on a  visiting visa to sign the legal papers and for choosing the surrogate mother, alternatively you can decide on the surrogate from there and later obtain medical visa, which will help in avoiding one trip .

Application for medical visa 

Obtain letter from the embassy stating that surrogacy is legal in your country.( surrogacy cannot be done if it is banned in your country). Get a letter from clinic confirming the treatment plan and their ICMR registration number ( without which medical visa is not given).With the  above 2 documents, apply for medical visa from
Indian High Commission.


Once you receive the  medical visa ,you can  travel to the concerned clinic and undergo ivf / icsi procedures , if self cycling or donate sperm if donor egg cycle is followed .Semen sample is usually frozen  for Artificial Reproductive Technology. (ART) In case of donor cycle , choose your donor  before  you visit   so that your travelling  time is synchronised with the procedure and there is no time wasted. 

Financial arrangment

You will need to arrange for the first payment if self cycling procedure is followed during your initial  visit.But In case of donor egg cycle, an advance payment payment via bank transfer will be needed before arrival , as treatment needs to be started early.

Legal papers like surrogacy contract and financial agreement  should be signed before starting the procedure .Fitness test in the form of blood tests are mandatory and done in the  clinic during the first visit .

Embryo transfer 

Once the procedure  is completed ,details of ART will be given to you The choice of staying back or  leaving back to your country stays with you, the clinic will carry out the Embryo transfer to the surrogate mother and do freezing if needed . 

Surrogate mother stay

Surrogate mother stays in hospital until the full term of pregnancy is completed and will be provided with  luteal support .The clinic will keep you up to date  with the  result of pregnancy test and scan  reports, through email, or you can contact the clinic .

Antenatal care 

Once surrogate is pregnant , the clinic will provide good antenatal care , excellent accommodation, nutritious diet and a pleasant stay .for any emergencies ,  24/7  gynaecologist on call will be available. All the details of the progress are informed regularly to the Intended parents (IP) , by international client manager Mr Milton .You can contact Dr Mani at office time for clarification .
For details of antenatal care refer site page .

Payment in instalments

The payment should be done in installments via bank transfers , which is usually in installments at 2 nd , 4 th and 6 th month . 

DNA test

Once the surrogate completes 5 months , approach your high commission to arrange kit for DNA from a government recognised lab.


You can come to india ,around the expected date of delivery.The baby will be handed over to you immediately after the delivery, so you should be prepared to stay here , looking after the new born , till all the papers are cleared.  

Paper work

Birth certificate will be  issued by the local government authority with your names as parents.You need to apply for passport and citizenship of the baby  at your embassy, and they will confirm by DNA test , before issuing it.Collect all the necessary papers from the  hospital , like reports of surrogacy , pregnancy care, delivery ,financial settlement,  legal agreement etc before approaching  the embassy .

We have set of formats at GIFT Fertility Centre for all the paper work needed and will be given to you promptly after delivery .


In case of medical indication delivery might be expedited, all the necessary arrangements will be done to take care of the baby, till you arrive  if there is delay in your arrival .NICU charges are usually negligible, but  you have to be financially prepared  for unforeseen circumstances.

Communicating with surrogate mother

If you wish , you can communicate with surrogate by Skype , during pregnancy or visit her in between if feasible. 

Frozen Embryo Transfer FET

If pregnancy is not obtained , frozen embryo transfers can be done  several times , depending on numbers available .

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