A practice wherein infertile couples (referred to as Intended Parents/Couple) can hire another woman (often known as Surrogate Mother) to bear and deliver a child on their behalf. Usually, a surrogate mother is hired when the female partner experiences a womb malfunction.This agreement is minded by a legal document that states the terms on which the surrogacy process is built on. The intending parent(s) accepts to give the best support and care possible and make payments as at when stipulating.
When the intended mother is not able to produce an egg or is experiencing a womb malfunction. This is known when the intended couple undergo a series of treatments through assisted reproductive techniques like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) themselves.
We can see the mushrooming of agencies everywhere to connect patients and hospitals. But many of these are not authorized by the law. These unauthorized agencies promise to get a surrogacy arrangement done for quite a lesser cost than what a legally authorize agency would charge. But the intended couple could be undergoing an arrangement in the unhealthiest environment. They hire surrogate mother breaching the law. Hence it is recommended to know completely about the market practice before calling an agency for assistance.