India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 10, 2015
Clamping down on the 'rent-a-womb' practice by foreigners and overseas Indians, the government today directed all its missions not to issue visas to those intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Wednesday October 28, 2015
Surrogacy will be allowed only for Indian couples and not foreigners, the government said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court today.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Thursday October 15, 2015
The new law on surrogacy that's currently being drafted, will bar not just foreigners, but also Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin from availing surrogacy facilities in India.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 30, 2015
There is an urgent need for guidelines for the "unregulated" surrogacy industry in India to protect rights and health of surrogates as well as intended parents from exploitation, says acclaimed British Indian actor and writer Meera Syal whose new novel deals with the subject.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 26, 2015
Nepal's top court has ordered a halt to commercial surrogacy services in the Himalayan nation until it rules on the legality of the practice, an official said Wednesday.
Press Trust of India | Thursday March 19, 2015
"There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy?" she wrote on Instagram
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
Rules for foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy has been tightened by the government and only those couples who have been duly married for at least two years will be allowed to visit the country for the purpose.
Agence France-Presse | Monday March 16, 2015
The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who has two young sons with husband David Furnish born via a surrogacy arrangement, attacked Domenico Dolce for his "archaic thinking"
World News | Reuters | Friday February 20, 2015
Thailand's interim parliament has passed a law that bans foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a "rent-a-womb" industry that made the Southeast Asian country a top destination for fertility tourism.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 25, 2015
Australia said today that it was simplifying the process of adopting children from overseas, setting up a single body to manage applications while working on new arrangements with the United States, Poland and Vietnam.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 20, 2015
A baby at the centre of a Thai surrogacy scandal has been granted Australian citizenship, authorities said today, after his birth mother said he was abandoned by a Perth couple who went home with his healthy twin sister.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 7, 2015
In a landmark judgement, Kerala High Court today held that a woman, whose child is born of surrogacy, is also entitled to all maternity benefits.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 28, 2014
A draft bill - which would see anyone profiting off surrogacy given a maximum ten year prison sentence - passed its first reading in the country's military-stacked parliament on Thursday, legislator Wallop Tungkananurak said.
South | Agencies | Wednesday October 29, 2014
A woman who works for a government-run firm in Kerala has gone to court after she was refused maternity leave to look after her baby because she is not the child's biological mother.
Friday October 10, 2014
Shah Rukh's wife Gauri says that her husband is totally obsessed with their son AbRam, who was born through surrogacy in May last year
India News | Associated Press | Thursday October 9, 2014
An Australian judge said today that two years ago a couple rejected a child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby's gender, but took home its twin sibling.
Tuesday September 2, 2014
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he does not want his son AbRam to be in the 'circus of public life' that he is a part of. Shah Rukh and Gauri's youngest child AbRam was born through surrogacy in May last year.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
Thailand's junta has pledged leniency in the cases of babies born to surrogate mothers, as it looks to toughen rules in the lucrative but largely unregulated industry following a series of scandals.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 15, 2014
US and Australian couples attempting to leave Thailand with babies born by surrogate mothers have been stopped at the airport and prevented from leaving the country in recent days, an Australian surrogacy advocate said on Friday.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday August 7, 2014
For thousands of well-off childless couples, the dream of having a baby is often realised in places like Thailand and India. Ready to help them are young women who become paid surrogates, their wombs offered up as vessels that can safely carry the babies until they are born.
World News | Reuters | Thursday August 7, 2014
Thai authorities are investigating the discovery of nine surrogate babies in a Bangkok condominium who are believed to share the same Japanese biological father, police said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The agent who brokered a surrogacy deal for an Australian couple at the centre of a scandal that left a Thai mother caring for a baby with Down syndrome said on Wednesday the couple had offered to take the boy home with them along with his twin sister.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Authorities in Thailand are to inspect all the clinics in the country offering surrogacy services to see if they are operating within the law after a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down Syndrome.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 2, 2014
Reports that an Australian couple abandoned a baby with his surrogate mother in Thailand because he has Down Syndrome have raised fears Australia will ban international surrogacy, a support group said on Saturday.