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surrogacy

the role of a woman who is paid to bear a child by a married couple unable to have children themselves. The Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 as amended prohibits commercial agencies from engaging women to act as surrogate mothers. Surrogacy contracts are unenforceable and payment may only be made to the surrogate mother of reasonable expenses.
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It also noted that the children were born before the new law, and that the surrogate mothers had signed documents waiving their custody rights.
Key words: Surrogacy, surrogate mother, child, welfare of a child, ethics.
The intercepted passengers also divulged that a second batch of surrogate mothers was also preparing for departure,' Marinas said.
Surrogate mothers are not a new solution to the old problem of not being able to reproduce an offspring.
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One of the methods that can be utilized under ART is surrogacy, where a surrogate mother carries and gives birth to a child for another couple or another person.
This is further complicated by the lack of strong legal provisions to safeguard the interest of the surrogate mother.
In another report from BBC, Australian surrogacy agencies estimate that around 100 Australian couples are waiting for babies to be born from surrogate mothers in Thailand.
Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with foreign couples of the industrialized nations because of the relatively low cost and easy availability of surrogate mother.
Kathirvan said: "Actually we started this organisation to protect the rights of surrogate mothers, surrogate women as well as the donors but fortunately, unfortunately, we were forced to facilitate the surrogate mothers because many surrogate mothers are approaching us for facilitation because they need some legal protection as well as their family support from external agency, so that we started facilitating surrogates.
What is the legal duty of the responsible healthcare practitioners with regards to informing the surrogate mother of the HIV status of the commissioning father, or keeping this confidential?