A Spanish gay couple who wanted to have a child saw their dream come true in India where, through artificial fertilisation, a surrogate mother delivered their twin babies. “The couple contacted me and came all the way from Spain to have a baby and fortunately their dream came true. They had twin male babies on Feb 1,” said Dr Anoop Gupta, medical director, Delhi IVF Fertility Research Centre.
According to Dr Anoop Gupta, the centre arranged for an egg donor and, through an agency, got someone who was prepared to be the surrogate mother. “After artificial fertilisation, we put the embryo in the surrogate mother’s uterus. It was a success and she recently delivered the babies. They are, at the moment, with the surrogate mother and will soon be handed over to the couple,” he said.
The entire medical expense came to $20,000. The husband is aged 38 while his partner was 27. “I think this feat is an important step towards realising the rights of the gay community because it gives hope to same sex couples to have children,” Dr Anoop Gupta said. According to him, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines also support the cause and say that same-sex couples and single parent have the right to have children. [Source: IANS]