Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
An unbelievable gift for SI
We are so glad to inform you that one of our couples Hans Hirschi from Sweden had delivered a cute baby boy Sascha on March 21st, 2013.
He has been writing stories ever since he was a child.
The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with a much needed breathing hole and the opportunity to once again unleash his creative writing. He has come up with his latest book called "Dads, A Gay Couple's Surrogacy Journey in India". This book has touched us and it will for sure touch everyone.
This is one of the most beautiful gifts ever for SI....and thank Hans for letting SI be a part of his journey...
This book makes it easy for you to read the story as it's narrated from beginning to end, not like a blog, where everything is backwards. And it's all there, no interruptions. It makes for a powerful story, which includes the emotional roller coaster through their journey.
This book can be downloaded for free, to know more, kindly click on the below link
Friday, February 21, 2014
SURROGACY IN INDIA: UK LAWS
In some countries surrogacy may only be legal for opposite-sex married couples who have been married for some time. If you are considering embarking on surrogacy in a foreign country we strongly recommend that you read the following guidance carefully and that you seek specialist legal advice in the UK and in the country you are travelling to before making any arrangements.
The passport and immigration procedures set out in these documents are based on the advice from the Home Office. The Home Office reserves the right to change any of its procedures or requirements without notice. Although you are entering into a surrogacy arrangement overseas, if you intend to settle in the UK you must comply with UK law. Surrogacy is only legal in a small number of countries. In some countries surrogacy may only be legal for opposite-sex married couples who have been married for some time. Under UK nationality law, the mother and father of a child are considered to be the woman who carries and gives birth to the child and her husband, i.e the man she is married to at the time of the child’s conception. If your child is born to a surrogate who is single (unmarried, divorced, widowed), then the child has an automatic claim to British nationality if the commissioning father is British, has a genetic link to the child and is able to pass on his nationality.
To read more kindly click here
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Austrian “Law on Reproductive Medicine”
The Austrian “Law on Reproductive Medicine” (“Fortplanzungsmedizingesetz”) which was passed by the Austrian Parliament in 1992 bans surrogacy method. Though surrogate motherhood is not mentioned explicitly, the law stipulates that egg cells can only be used for the woman whose body they were retrieved from.
Moreover, according to §137b of Austrian Republic’s Civil Code the mother of a child is always the woman who gave birth to this child, that is, – the surrogate mother – and not the contractor of surrogacy.
To read more, kindly click on the below link
Friday, February 14, 2014
SI closed on 15th February, 2014
Please note that tomorrow (i.e.15th February, 2014) SI will remain closed. Both the doctors- Dr. Sudhir Ajja and Dr. Yashodhara Mhatre are out of town for a conference and will be back on 16th February, 2014, hence reply to the mails may get delayed.
However, you may give us a call in an emergency situation.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Court asks centre to consider suggestions on surrogacy laws
Kolkata, Feb 11: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the central government to consider suggestions on surrogacy regulatory laws in order to protect the surrogate mother and the children born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process.
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) regarding enactment of laws to govern the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) industry.
The PIL was filed before the division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalya Bagchi by India's Smile, an organisation fighting for the rights of surrogate mothers and children born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure.
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