Surrogacy: A Comparative Analysis between India and US, 2022

  • Poorvi Gyanchandani
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  • Poorvi Gyanchandani

    Student at IFIM Law School, Bangalore, India

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“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Surrogacy is derived from the Latin word “surrogatus”, which means a person appointed to act in place of another person. Surrogacy is the process of carrying and delivering a child to the biological mother. A woman who cannot be a mother under normal circumstances or voluntarily decides to go for surrogacy chooses another woman who is in fit and healthy condition to keep the baby in her womb for a period of 9 months, later delivering and handing over the baby to the biological parents. It is a type of assisted reproduction in which a woman assents to becoming pregnant for the purpose of giving birth to a child who will be raised by others. Surrogacy has started to become the new normal. If you take a look around 4-5 years back, people were not aware of what surrogacy was and could not believe the fact that medical science has advanced so much that such a thing even exists. A woman who is unable to become a mother now has numerous options for experiencing motherhood through the process of surrogacy.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 29 - 39


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