Surrogacy: Meaning and Legality in India​​

Ms Archana Kumari
Research Scholar at Career Point University Hamirpur (H.P.) India.
Dr Shashi Bhushan
Assistant Professor at Career Point University Hamirpur (H.P.) India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

A significant strategy which alludes to an agreement wherein a woman carries pregnancy for another couple is known as surrogacy. Number of infertile couples from all over the World approach India where commercial surrogacy is not illegal. There are ethical, moral, social and other legal matters co-related with this agreement which seems to be concerned to surrogacy. The journey of surrogacy of becoming popular in India started from a surrogacy center since 2002 to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, which would confine the choice of surrogacy. It is necessary to frame such laws carefully regarding some certain sensitive issues related to this agreement for the safety and security of the rights of a surrogate mother and intended parents.  In the present article we have discussed the concept and meaning of surrogacy and the issues involved with commercial surrogacy.

Keywords: Surrogacy, Commercial, Law