A surrogacy arrangement is one where one woman(the surrogate mother) agrees to bear a child for a married couple (the intended parents).

Surrogacy can be used for women who are unable to carry a baby themselves. This may be due to hysterectomy, pelvic disorder, or where a pregnancy would be a serious risk to health. Surrogacy can also provide a solution for women who suffer repeated miscarriage or late pregnancy loss.

Surrogacy involves the transfer of embryos created using the eggs and sperms of a couple undergoing treatment, into the womb of another woman, the “Surrogate”, and is carried out when for some reason a woman cannot carry a child herself.