All potential mothers must be healthy and have previously given birth. Couples from the US and UK who wish to pursue surrogacy in India must consult with a family law attorney to ensure that they comply with their own country's adoption laws, as well as India's.
Before contracting with a surrogate mother, the couple can interview potential candidates to find the right match for their family. Fertility procedures such as in vitro fertilization and egg donation are also available in India at very affordable prices. Couples can often pay for fertility and surrogacy services at the same clinic, thereby reducing their healthcare costs. While the Indian surrogate mother is carrying the child, she will send the couple updates and attend scheduled doctors appointments. Because of the low cost of living in India, couples can easily support their surrogate partner by providing money for food, medicine, and household expenses. When the child is ready to be born, the surrogacy agency can assist with adoption papers.