Why Surrogacy Issue Emerges after Nepal Earthquake

May 5, 2015

(Economic Times) – An unexpected fallout of the recent earthquake in Nepal was the evacuation by the Israeli government of 26 newborn surrogate babies from the ravaged country even as the mothers, mostly Indian women, were left behind. The parents of the babies were mostly gay Israeli men, who are not allowed surrogacy under Israeli laws and hence seek options overseas. While most of the surrogate mothers are Indian, they chose to have their babies in Nepal because a change in Indian law in 2014 restricts surrogacy only to married heterosexual couples. For Indian women, moving to Nepal to have the babies is quite simple because no extra documents are required.

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