All you need to know about surrogacy and their link with star kids

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: November 25, 2021 07:48 PM2021-11-25T19:48:43+5:302021-11-25T19:48:43+5:30

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Surrogacy involves a woman agreeing to carry a baby for someone else. After the baby is born, the birth mother gives custody and guardianship to the intended parent or parents. Surrogacy has complex legal and medical steps that must be met.

In surrogacy arrangements, monetary compensation may or may not be involved. Receiving money for the arrangement is known as commercial surrogacy. The legality and cost of surrogacy varies widely between jurisdictions, sometimes resulting in problematic international or interstate surrogacy arrangements

Producer Ekta Kapoor became a single mother to her son Ravie in January 2019, via surrogacy. She is also a doting aunt to her brother Tusshar’s son Lakshya. Tusshar too opted for surrogacy and raises son as a single parent.

Farah has discussed how surrogacy can be miraculous for couples trying to have babies. Farah was 43 years old, when she had her triplets on February 2008. “IVF is a blessing and I am really thankful as it has changed my life. A lot of factors today make it difficult for some couples to conceive, but we have solutions in the form of treatments,” Farah said in a statement.

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan youngest song AbRam in 2013 via surrogacy, recommended to them by Sohail and Seema Khan.

Actress Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber were blessed with twins after the couple opted for surrogacy. The twins were born in 2018.

Karan Johar became a proud father to twins - Yash and Roohi after the director-producer opted for surrogacy. The twins were born in February 2017.

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao welcomed their son Azaad in 2011 through IVF. Aamir has also encouraged couples to try IVF and surrogacy without feeling stigmatised about their own natural shortcomings.

Actress Shilpa Shetty announced the birth of her second child, baby girl named Samisha, in 2020, who was born through surrogacy.