India had banned surrogacy and ordered fertility clinics to reject surrogacy applications from foreign couples. Yogita Limaye visited Anand, a surrogacy center in the western state of Gujarat, where she spoke to women affected by the ban.
A nurse brings a newborn baby to the woman who gave birth to her, saying she is pregnant.
Seeing the baby, the woman gives a tired smile and falls in love with him, after which the nurse takes the baby out. This was probably the last chance for Mina Makwan to see this baby.
She is a surrogate mother. While she was resting after giving birth, her relatives told me that they had decided to raise someone else’s child in their womb so that they could build a house for themselves.
India is one of the few countries that allows the cochlear trade and so thousands of couples visit the country in the hope of having children.
In surrogacy, a woman is paid to have a child for another marriage.
Before becoming a surrogate mother, Devi worked on a farming farm Devi Parmar, 27, will give birth to a British couple in a few months.
“There is nothing wrong with that,” she says. Earnings before surrogacy made it difficult for me to make ends meet. At the time, I couldn’t even think of building my own house. But it will change my life. “
Anand’s most famous fertility clinic is full, but its numbers are likely to fall sharply.
An Indian-born married couple is sitting in a corner of the waiting room of a fertility clinic in a state of distress.
Before leaving, he could only say: “We are in a state of shock and despair.”
The daughter of Rekha Patel, a resident of Epping, UK, was also born in Anand and is now two years old.
They have launched an internet campaign against the ban on cochlear implants.
He said: “The general opinion of the people is that rich couples from western countries come to India and pick up poor Indian women from the streets and give birth to their children for nine months. But that doesn’t happen at all. It was our last chance to have a baby. There are thousands of such people like us. It would be a tragedy if people were deprived of this opportunity. “
Most women at a surrogacy center in Anand give birth to children for foreign couples, but the government wants to end the practice.
India used to be an important center for surrogacy as many women here prepare to become surrogate mothers. India also has good medical technology that is affordable.
According to official estimates, 5,000 surrogate babies are born in the country annually, and the trade volume is about 3 3 billion.
But the Indian government believes that these poor illiterate women are being exploited.
Dr. Somiya Swaminathan, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), says: ‘It is unfortunate that women need money so much that they are willing to rent their bodies for it There are. ‘
He added: “I mean, if they have the opportunity to make a decent living, I can say with certainty that they will not make it. Fertility clinics that house these women make a lot more money than they do.
Dr. Nina Patel, who runs a fertility clinic called ‘Akakshah’ in Anand, says that these women are well taken care of.
He did not say: ‘Married couples pay 24 24,000, of which 10,000 surrogates are paid directly a month. The rest of the money is used to take care of them for nine months, for their medical examination and for their delivery.
Women in Anand confirm that foreign couples are paid غیر 10,000 to have children
All the women who met me in Anand have confirmed that they are paid 10 10,000 to have children of foreign couples.
There are no surrogacy laws in India. Until now, the trade has been following the rules laid down by the ICMR.
According to the organization’s rules, only women who have children of their own can become surrogate mothers. In addition, she can only become a surrogate mother once.