India has evolved to a great extent with its booming economy. The outsourcing business in this country is escalating by each passing day. In this outsourcing business, surrogacy has also made an entry. India has become a hub for foreigners seeking help with surrogacy.
Some of the reasons for India emerging as a hub for infertility are as follows:
- There are only a few countries that allow women to deal with surrogacy and earn money.
- There are 3,000 fertility clinics here which are vilified by campaigners
- Surrogacy in India is quite affordable in comparison to other countries.
- Since 2002, commercial surrogacy is legal in India and thus there are fewer legal issues and complications.
- Easy availability of egg donors and surrogates.
- Medical expertise and state-of-the-art technology which is regarded as one of the best in the world.
This booming industry witnesses plenty of infertile couples who visit this country just to hire wombs of local women to carry their child for 9 months. It has become a favored destination for medical tourism especially infertility treatment as it opens plenty of avenues in fertility tourism.
This developing country offers infertility treatment at nearly one-quarter of the cost in developed countries. This is the most important reason for foreign couples to flock in this country seeking high-end infertility treatments. The cost for the IVF cycle in the United States is around $10000 whereas in India it is offered just at $3000.
This industry in India has already covered a $445 million a year business. In fact, a Mumbai-based fertility bank has produced 295 surrogate babies since 2007. From this 90- percent was for overseas clients and 40 percent for same-sex couples. However, there are new laws that are soon to be implemented and it might affect this fertility tourism.
Same-sex couples might get affected by these changes in the law. This will surely turn many clients to opt for different destinations.
The best part of this industry is that it empowers many women. They are able to earn a living with the money they get, and also they are able to finance their own kid’s education, buy a house and even start a small business. The only thing which is negative about this process is that the surrogate mother generally keeps this pregnancy secret as it is still not accepted in society.
Surrogates are easily available with the help of surrogacy agencies and also you don’t have to worry about their health as the clinic you are associated with will monitor their health.
In nutshell, low-cost technology, expert doctors, limited legal issues and a copious supply of surrogates, India has become the most preferred spot for foreign couples for infertility treatment.