Some facts and figures about Surrogacy in India: · First surrogate baby in India was delivered on June 23rd, 1994 · In 2002, India became the first country in the world to allow commercial surrogacy · Approx. 2000 babies are born every year through commercial surrogacy in India · With approx.. 12000 foreign nationals coming to India for surrogacy every year, it is now a huge industry worth Rs 3000 crore · Anand, Gujarat is considered the surrogacy capital of India · A surrogate is paid somewhere between 4-12 lakhs for carrying a child, other than the expenses · If Surrogacy Bill is passed as law, commercial surrogacy will be abolished in the country.
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It is always nice to be a part of a community that stimulates your thought process and gives you a chance to learn and evolve. Parentous.com which is one of the largest growing parenting community of India is one such place. My thoughts on gender discrimination- in reverse have been voiced in an article "I have a son. Am I unlucky?" which appears on parentous.com. Read an excerpt here....... I have an adorable and super-active son who keeps me on my toes all the time. Just like I had imagined or even wished for. Yes, since the time I started thinking about having kids, I had always wanted a boy. I would have been equally happy with a girl too, but my wish came true when I had a son. He is everything I had asked for – super-naughty, super-active, well-behaved etc etc etc. But wait, am I unlucky to have a son? Read more on parentous.com