Steps in International Surrogacy

Arrange hospital for Treatment

The first step is you need to choose the right clinic, in the right country at the right cost, which gives you maximum chance to take home a healthy term baby with minimum effort within your budget .This requires thorough research and there are guidelines to be followed. Our website,, will help you in making the right decision by choosing right clinic for surrogacy.

Contact clinic for details

Communicate with the right person and get direct counseling or by phone or email . Best contact person at GIFT surrogacy center is Dr.Mani, he will be available on ph +91 9446075032 , +91 9591266699 , Or Skype on giftivf

Second line of contact is Mr milton on +91 9972233945 or Dr Anita on .

As Dr Anita Mani and Dr. Mani makes frequent trips abroad you may be able to meet them in your country , while they are visiting for an informal consultation.( dates and details are given in the website )

Travel arrangements

Once you decide on the surrogacy programme you can travel to the clinic on a visiting visa to sign the legal papers and for choosing the surrogate mother, alternatively you can decide on the surrogate from there and later obtain medical visa, which will help in avoiding one trip .

Application for medical visa

Obtain letter from the embassy stating that surrogacy is legal in your country .( surrogacy cannot be done if it is banned in your country). Get a letter from clinic confirming the treatment plan and their ICMR registration number ( without which medical visa is not given).

With above 2 documents , apply for medical visa from indian high commission.


Once you receive the medical visa ,you can travel to the concerned clinic and undergo ivf / icsi procedures , if self cycling or donate sperm if donor egg cycle is followed .Semen sample is usually frozen for Artificial Reproductive Technology. (ART)

In case of donor cycle , choose your donor before you visit so that your travelling time is synchronised with the procedure and there is no time wasted.

Frozen Embryo Transfer FET

If pregnancy is not obtained , frozen embryo transfers can be done several times , depending on numbers available .

Repeat IVF/ ICSI

Repeat IVF, /ICSI can also be done , if required and suitable packages will be given by Dr.S .Mani

Financial arrangment

You will need to arrange for the first payment if self cycling procedure is followed during your initial visit.But In case of donor egg cycle, an advance payment payment via bank transfer will be needed before arrival , as treatment needs to be started early.


Legal papers like surrogacy contract and financial agreement should be signed before starting the procedure .Fitness test in the form of blood tests are mandatory and done in the clinic during the first visit .

Embryo transfer

Once the procedure is completed ,details of ART will be given to you The choice of staying back or leaving back to your country stays with you, the clinic will carry out the Embryo transfer to the surrogate mother and do freezing if needed .

Surrogate Pregnancy

Surrogate mother stay

Surrogate mother stays in hospital until the full term of pregnancy is completed and will be provided with luteal support .

The clinic will keep you up to date with the result of pregnancy test and scan reports, through email, or you can contact the clinic .

Antenatal care

Once surrogate is pregnant , the clinic will provide good antenatal care , excellent accommodation, nutritious diet and a pleasant stay .for any emergencies , 24/7 gynaecologist on call will be available. All the details of the progress are informed regularly to the Intended parents (IP) , by international client manager Mr Milton .You can contact Dr Mani at office time for clarification .

For details of antenatal care refer site page .

Communicating with surrogate mother

If you wish , you can communicate with surrogate by Skype , during pregnancy or visit her in between if feasible.

Payment in instalments

The payment should be done in installments via bank transfers , which is usually in installments at 2 nd , 4 th and 6 th month .

DNA test

Once the surrogate completes 5 months , approach your high commission to arrange kit for DNA from a government recognised lab.

Delivery of Surrogate

You can come to India ,around the expected date of delivery.The baby will be handed over to you immediately after the delivery, so you should be prepared to stay here , looking after the new born , till all the papers are cleared.

Paper work to take baby home

Birth certificate will be issued by the local government authority with your names as parents.You need to apply for passport and citizenship of the baby at your embassy, and they will confirm by DNA test , before issuing it.Collect all the necessary papers from the hospital , like reports of surrogacy , pregnancy care, delivery ,financial settlement, legal agreement etc before approaching the embassy .

We have set of formats at GIFT Fertility Centre for all the paper work needed and will be given to you promptly after delivery .


In case of medical indication delivery might be expedited, all the necessary arrangements will be done to take care of the baby, till you arrive if there is delay in your arrival .NICU charges are usually negligible, but you have to be financially prepared for unforeseen circumstances.