Parents-to-be panic, NRI couple flies in from USA to Hyderabad
Hyderabad: While the district medical office has come down hard on Kiran Fertility Centre, parents-to-be who have hired the services of the surrogate mothers are panic-stricken.
The centre is being flooded with calls by couples who have heard about the raid and are now fearing the safety of their unborn child.
The centre has sent out emails to all the prospective parents that the mothers and their unborn babies were fine and in their care.
A senior doctor at Kiran Infertility Centre said, “Many of the commissioning parents are worried. They are trying to reach out to us as they want to know the state of the surrogate mothers. We are assuring them that they are with us and in good health.”
Rumours that a few of the surrogate mothers were being shifted to government hospitals had probably sparked off this anxiety attack. An NRI couple from the USA has flown down to Hyderabad after the news broke out last week. The parents met the surrogate mother on Wednesday and were relieved to know that she was fine and there was no harm caused to the baby due to the raid.
Of the 48 women in the centre, 43 of them are in various stages of pregnancy and five are in the initial stages of pregnancy. Also 10 of the women are surrogate mothers who have been commissioned by couples from USA. There are no legal issues if an NRI looks for surrogate motherhood in India.
A senior doctor from the centre said, “Couples opt for surrogacy when there are medical issues with either or both of them. Each case is different with different medical complications. Procedures have been properly explained to them and also their contractual obligations.”