A search for the terms ‘surrogacy’ and ‘India’ on Google would reveal that surrogacy tourism in India is on the rise. The trend is attributed to the fact that:
- the cost of a surrogacy arrangement in India is much lower than other countries;
- the low income levels of a vast majority of the population mean that it is comparatively easier to find somebody willing to act as a surrogate; and
- India does not have a legal regime governing the rights of the surrogate (a cause for major concern).