Commercial Surrogacy is legal in India and has thriving market.
Is surrogacy legally accepted world wide?
COMMERCIAL SURROGACY MARKET IN INDIA
Social, Economic and Legal considerations for surrogacy are different in India compared to the rest of the world and thus India has surrogacy tourism.
Commercial surrogacy is legal in India, as recognized by the Supreme Court of India in 2002. India is emerging as a leader in international surrogacy and a destination in surrogacy-related fertility tourism. Indian surrogates have been increasingly popular with infertile couples in industrialized nations because of the relatively low cost. Indian clinics are at the same time becoming more competitive, not just in the pricing, but in the hiring and retention of Indian females as surrogates. Clinics charge patients between $10,000 and $28,000 for the complete package, including fertilization, the surrogate’s fee, and delivery of the baby at a hospital. Including the costs of flight tickets, medical procedures and hotels, it comes to roughly a third of the price compared with going through the procedure in the UK. The Honorable Supreme Court of India has given the verdict that the citizenship of the child born through this process will have the citizenship of its surrogate mother.
WORLD WIDE THERE ARE DIFFERENT LAWS FOR SURROGACY
In all states in Australia (except Tasmania which bans all surrogacy under the Surrogacy Contracts Act 1993), altruistic surrogacy has been the only recently recognized surrogacy that has become legal. However, in all states and the Australian Capital Territory arranging commercial surrogacy is a criminal offense.
The Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRC) permits only altruistic surrogacy.
In France, since 1994, any surrogacy arrangement that is commercial or altruistic, is illegal or unlawful and is not sanctioned by the law.
United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Hungary
Commercial surrogacy is criminal.
In March 2008, the Science Council of Japan proposed a ban on surrogacy and said that doctors, agents and their clients should be punished for commercial surrogacy arrangements.
Iceland and Italy
All surrogacy arrangements (both commercial and altruistic) are illegal.
Israel the first country in the world to implement a form of state-controlled surrogacy in which each and every contract must be approved directly by the state. The numerous restrictions on surrogacy under Israeli law have prompted some intended parents to turn to surrogates outside of the country.
Gestational surrogacy, even commercial [is legal in Russia], being [available for practically all adults willing to be parents.
United States of America
Some States in USA penalize, some are friendly, such as California, Illinois, and Maryland, among others.
For legal purposes, what matters is where the contract is completed, where the surrogate mother resides, and where the birth takes place. Therefore, individuals living in a non-friendly state can still benefit from the polices of surrogacy friendly states by working with a surrogate who lives and will give birth in a friendly state.
California, which is a surrogacy friendly state, attracts intended parents from around the country, including, because of its relatively friendly civil rights regime, many LGBT individuals. Women working as surrogates include many military wives who use it to supplement their income and help others create families while their own partners are deployed.
On the contrary,
New York law provides for civil penalties for those who participate in or facilitate a commercial surrogacy contract in New York
In Karachi and Lahore, many hospitals are doing this business, government of Pakistan has not yet defined any policy on Surrogacy.