As of 27 October 2015, Indian clinics are not allowing foreigners to commence surrogacy arrangments, following instructions by the Indian government
There are several groups fighting this ruling via petitions, lobbying and class action cases in the courts.
Surrogacy Advocacy Abroad has engaged a Lawyer and has filed class actions against the Indian Council of Medical Research (the regulator) and with a view to protecting frozen embryos currently in India
Why a Class Action?
Hundreds of foreign parents and intended parents are affected. With previous Indian surrogacy cases, court judgements have only been applicable to the individual applicants. It is important that all can save their embryos
What is the Process?
This group are asking the Court, in the event foreigners are banned from India, to allow a grace period so that those with genetic material stored in India be able to complete sibling projects with their current embryos
If you have frozen sperm or embryos stored in India and would like to be able to use these in India or elsewhere, consider joining the Surrogacy Advocacy Abroad class action. If you are unsure what your immediate intention is with your embryos are still put your name on the list so the choice is not taken away from you
How Do I get Involved?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org advising that you wish to participate in the Class Action, and the Country you reside in. Contribute $150.00 towards the class actions cost. Payments can be made through www.gofundme.com/surrogacyindia
Petitions protesting this ban
INSTAR (Indian Society for Third Party Reproduction) which represents the Indian surrogacy clincis and ART banks are actively engaging with the Indian government via lobbying and public demonstrations.
Click on this link to learn more
Latest Update on Indian Surrogacy Reform (thanks to Sonali Bhattachrya)
Indian Surrogacy Bill – Background & latest developments