Surrogate pregnancies or renting a womb are very common all over the world and also in India. Bearing and delivering a child for someone else is physically and psychologically taxing but economic crisis has lead many women to embrace this option to generate financial gains. Couples and some individuals, who have problems in having a child, take the help of surrogate mothers to bear the child with the contribution of the male partner.
Such procedure of surrogate pregnancy may be termed as mutually beneficial, for both childless couple or any individual intending to have a child can have so as well as the surrogate mother has option of making a living out of it. Here arises a question about the legal rules, rights and acceptance of such cases. Many countries do not allow surrogate pregnancy under their jurisdiction, in India also there are no rules or regulations binding surrogacy.
Thought the lady bearing the child is the biological mother of the child born, as general agreement surrogate mothers are free from any legal liability, custody and responsibility of the child. A compensation and fee is paid to surrogate mothers and the child’s custody goes to its social parents.