Surrogacy

  • Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban to have another child by surrogate May 16, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Nicole Kidman has reportedly planned to have another baby through a surrogate mother. The 46-year-old earlier welcomed daughter Faith, who is three-years old now, through a surrogate mother. According to a source, the 46-year-old may hire a surrogate mother in a desperate attempt to salvage her troubled marriage with...
  • HC notice to Shah Rukh Khan, BMC in sex determination case December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist alleged that Khans had conducted a sex determination test before their third child, AbRam, was born through surrogacy. The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri on a petition filed by a social activist, challenging a magistrate's order refusing her application for...
  • AbRam is healthy now and very handsome, says SRK December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: AbRam, Shah Rukh Khan's third child, who was born through surrogacy and prematurely by several months, is now healthy, says the superstar. In fact, he has dimples like his father too! Shah Rukh had confirmed the arrival of AbRam in July. Since it was a premature birth, the baby...
  • No more tourist visa for commissioning surrogacy in India: Home Ministry October 30, 2013

    Foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy will not be allowed to come on a tourist visa from Friday with the Home Ministry ordering strict adherence of surrogacy laws. In an order, the Home Ministry said several instances of foreign nationals visiting India on tourist visa for commissioning surrogacy...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum two-year interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • Bill soon to regulate fast expanding business of surrogacy August 3, 2013

    Keen on bringing a new bill to regulate the fast expanding business of surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology clinics, the Department of Health Research on Friday said there is no proposal to have an expert committee to relook the proposed legislation. Holding that the bill is a comprehensive legislation framed...
  • Surrogacy is as safe as normal pregnancy: Dr Jatin Shah July 11, 2013

    Dr Jatin Shah oversaw the birth of actor Shah Rukh Khan's surrogate child. Dr Jatin Shah, director of Mumbai fertility clinic and IVF Centre, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on surrogacy in India and how it can help people. Q. How much of privacy and confidentiality is available and needed...
  • Bolly Buzz: BMC official visit SRK's home over surrogacy controversy June 19, 2013

    The National Inspection and Monitoring Committee has filed a legal complaint against Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri. ...
  • SRK in trouble over 'sex determination' of surrogate child June 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Just three days after a tabloid claimed to have a scoop on actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri planning their third child that too, a baby boy through surrogacy, the actor finds himself at the receiving end. On Sunday, the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee filed a...
  • Bolly Buzz: Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri planning to have third child June 15, 2013

    While Shah Rukh khan and Gauri are planning to have a third child. Sources say that they are following the footsteps of Aamir Khan and Kiran and are planning to have a child, baby boy, through surrogacy. Meanwhile, actor Aamir Khan was seen at the launch of IMAX theatre. ...
  • Israeli serial sex abuser adopts Indian girl: report June 7, 2013

    Jerusalem: An Israeli man convicted of sex offences against young children has gained custody of a four-year-old Indian girl through an agreement with a surrogate mother in India, according to a media report. The man legally adopted the child through an agreement with the surrogate Indian mother and under current legislation...
  • Govt issues new guidelines on surrogacy, experts call them backward, unfair March 7, 2013

    Mumbai: In a big development, the Union Home Ministry has come up with new guidelines which bars foreign gay and lesbian couples from seeking surrogacy services in India. Furthermore, only those couples who have been married for at least two years can apply for babies via surrogacy. IVF Specialist Dr...
  • Should foreign gay couples be allowed to opt for surrogate children from India? March 7, 2013

    The Union Home Ministry's new guidelines which restrict foreign gay couples from seeking surrogacy services in India and make it compulsory for a heterosexual couples to be married for a minimum of 2 years before seeking babies via surrogacy, have sparked a row of controversy in the country. ...
  • Living It Up: Infertility and solutions December 25, 2012

    On this episode of Living It Up, we look at the causes of and ways to treat and overcome infertility. ...
  • Surrogacy: Draft law to protect child, mother rights July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Government is moving fast to regulate the booming business of surrogacy in the country and planning to make any violation of the rights of the child and the mother a cognisable offence. A draft legislation to protect social, medical and ethical rights of infertile couples...
  • Is surrogacy leading to exploitation of poor women? June 19, 2012

    India is fast turning into a surrogacy hub for couples desperate to have children. What is worse is that most of this fledgling industry is operating unchecked. This brings us to the nagging question - is surrogacy leading to exploitation of poor women? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose took up the question...
  • FTN: Should commercial surrogacy be declared illegal in India? June 18, 2012

    India is fast turning into a surrogacy hub for couples desperate to have children. ...
  • India a surrogacy hub despite the flip side June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: India is fast turning into a surrogacy hub for couples desperate to have children. But there is a flip side - the possibility of exploitation. CNN-IBN takes a look at both sides of what's being called the fertility industry. "I have big dreams for my children. I want my son...
  • Kishwar Desai talks of surrogacy, IVF in new book March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrities like Aamir Khan and Nicole Kidman going in for surrogacy has helped spread the word about the option and make people aware of it, says author Kishwar Desai, whose new book deals with the issue of assisted reproduction. Desai dealt with female foeticide and infanticide in India...
  • Is surrogacy an emerging trend in India? December 7, 2011

    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? ...
  • Indians now turning to surrogacy? December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? Or even know about the possibilities of IVF? It's a pressing issue given that 30 million couples in India struggle with infertility. A boon to...
  • May rethink visa for surrogate twins: German envoy January 4, 2010

    It was not a very happy new year for surrogate German twins Nicolas and Leonard. Caught between legalities of the land, these children are neither Indian nor German. The German ambassador speaking to CNN-IBN, has now said that Berlin can consider giving a visa to the children. The ambassador however,...
  • No identity for German twins born in India January 2, 2010

    New Delhi: They are the children of nowhere. Twins Nicolas and Leonard were born to a surrogate mother in India but their parents Susam and Jon Ballaz are from Germany. Now two-and-a-half-years old, Nicolas and Leonard are neither Indians nor Germans because surrogacy is not recognised as a means of...
  • Despite ethical hitches, surrogacy thrives in India May 20, 2009

    London: Increasingly expensive and frustrating delaying in trying to have a baby through surrogacy in UK have prompted the Bains from London to come to India. Now, the Bains are a proud parents of Daisy, a 10-month-old daughter, was born through a surrogate mother in Mumbai. The couple from...
  • Citizen of 'ZZY', Manjhi finally set to leave for Japan November 1, 2008

    Jaipur: The ordeal for baby Manjhi, who was born to an Indian surrogate but caught in a legal tussle after her Japanese biological parents got separated, is finally over. Three-month-old Manjhi, who was issued a one-year Japanese visa on October 27, is all set to go back home on Saturday. “These three...
  • Baby Manji's luck looks up, may get Japan visa August 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Japan's Justice minister on Friday hinted that authorities there were ready to issue a visa to a baby girl who was born to an Indian surrogate mother from a Japanese father. Manji Yamada fate was caught in a legal tangle when her Japanese parents divorced during the surrogate mother’s...
  • Baby Manji faces another legal hurdle August 15, 2008

    Jaipur: The wait continues for little Manji, the Japanese baby born to an India surrogate mother. She cannot be re-united with her father in Japan just yet. The Rajasthan High Court issued notices to the Central and the state government is directing them to produce the baby in court...
  • Birth certificate may herald home for baby Manji August 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Manji, the two-week-old Japanese baby from a surrogate Indian mother in Anand, Gujarat, was finally issued a birth certificate from Anand Nagar Palika after many bureaucratic delays. Baby Manji's 70-year-old grandmother is now quite relieved. However, the Indian embassy still has to issue her travel visa so that...
  • More legal complications surround Manjhi's adoption August 15, 2008

    Jaipur: The chances of the12-days-old abandoned baby joining her genetic father in Japan has dimmed. Documents with CNN-IBN show Manjhi's father's surrogacy agreement for her birth in India is invalid. There seems to be no end to Manjhi's plight as her septicaemia infection has worsened, and lawyers are now...
  • Hope for Japanese kid, docs seek legal custody August 7, 2008

    Jaipur: An abandoned ten-day-old Japanese baby born to an Indian surrogate mother finally has some hope. The doctors who are taking care of her are considering legal recourse to claim her custody till her biological father legally adopts the baby. Manjhi's Japanese parents got separated a month before she was born....