Indian surrogate mother brings cheer to Israeli gay couple

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Mumbai, Nov 19 : Yonatan and Omer Gher are on the top of the world, as they became proud parents of a child conceived with the help of a surrogate Indian mother.

Yonathan (30) and Omer (31), an Israeli gay couple has been together for the past seven years and was desperate for a child and their need brought them to India.

"They took about four months to select egg donor, the right egg donor and an gestational surrogate end of December. They came down for a week and early January we did In-Vitro Fertility (IVF) cycle and gestation surrogate conceived in the first attempt. On October 12 the surrogate delivered a healthy male child weighing 3.9 kilograms," said Gautam Allahbadia, a doctor at the fertility clinic.

The couple is now keen to have a second child from the same donor.

Even as India is fast emerging as a major destination for surrogate pregnancies, such births are largely unregulated.

The surrogacy bill is pending in Indian parliament, but according to governing laws parents have to adopt their surrogate child and adoption laws make it difficult for single fathers to adopt girls.

ANI

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