care of the child and they will do it best."
Even as last week Gujarat CM and NDA's PM elect Narendra Modi spoke at a public rally about how Gujarat contributes 40 percent to India's surrogacy industry, Patel reveals that her clinic has delivered 735 babies through IVF treatment in 11 years and has atleast 75 ongoing surrogacies at any given time at her clinic in Anand, for couples from all over the world. However Patel laments the business tag associated with surrogacy. "People relate surrogacy to business due to lack of awareness and think that Westerners come and exploit poor women and liken the process to selling babies. However it is a very good arrangement whereby a couple who is unable to carry their child can have one via surrogacy. It is often the last option for them to have a child. However medical and legal supervision is necessary to ensure that agents do not siphon off compensation intended for surrogates or that the couple is not blackmailed and that there are no medical complications for these women... Even after so many cases of successful surrogacies, the child is never a product. We always counsel the intended parents to love the surrogates as it is more important than the money they pay them to bear their child."
Even as all three intended parents who spoke about the issues surrounding post-surrogacy process where it takes atleast 45 days to complete the mandatory DNA tests and legal requirements required by governments of both countries to take the baby back home; Aly Kanji is all hopeful as he says,"Having a baby through surrogacy is not any different from adopting a child... Our baby girl is just 20 days old, but we can keep staring at her all day long."