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International Family Law

The leading authority on international family law

22 MAY 2012

India - Surrogacy born, law still in womb

Anil Malhotra

With no law in India to prohibit the hiring of a surrogate womb, the practice is flourishing, but people involved often end up in complex legal wrangles. A Bill drafted to regulate the phenomenon has been hanging fire, and has shortcomings too

Surrogacy, a new-age phenomenon in assisted parenthood, is gaining ground fast, what with support from the glamour world too. British pop star Elton John and his Canadian filmmaker partner David Furnish became parents of a baby boy born to a surrogate mother in California while our very own film star Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao obtained a child through surrogacy aided by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

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