Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Surrogacy in Israel

" Heartwarming thanks by Israeli Couple to Wyzax Surrogacy Consultants in New Delhi, India for having 2 beautiful and healthy babies through Surrogacy Process. "


Wyzax Team

Your generosity, kindness and warm hospitality are delighting us, and make our stay more pleasant.

You and Wyzax team are wonderful!!

From the very beginning Wyzax took care of all the surrogacy process. We received information regarding the health of the babies and the surrogate mother on time and in a simple and clear way. You guys are guiding us in every step of way, helping us in a new and difficult process and in foreign country.

We are very happy of getting the surrogacy with your company, Wyzax, and nobody else. And we think that your knowledge and experience made the all process come true

We're having, now, 2 beautiful and healthy babies (joined to them older brother) and we are very much happy and thankful for that.

We want to see you making a lot of surrogacy in Israel, and we looking forward to promote your company in Israel.

Thank you again!!!

Ori, Michal, Oren, And the 2 babies: Nitzan and Omer ( Israel )

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Biological Mother and Surrogate Delivered on the Same Day

Biological mother, surrogate deliver on same day in Gujarat.

AHMEDABAD: The joys of parenthood eluded Yogesh Sharma and his wife Reena for 14 long years despite trying out the latest medical treatment. But the pain they suffered was alleviated one fine day. Both Reena and the surrogate they hired simultaneously became pregnant. On October 12, the couple got two children as both the mother and the surrogate delivered on the same day. 

"I had only heard of God's generosity, but I experienced it for the first time when I held my son and daughter, delivered through two different wombs. This is the most precious gift we have received", said Sharma, who is in the defence forces and lives in Delhi. The couple came to Gujarat's Anand to hire a surrogate. 

"This is one of the rare cases where both the natural mother and surrogate get pregnant simultaneously. This is the first such double pregnancy and delivery at our centre and the first in India as well," says surrogacy specialist Dr Naina Patel who has made Anand the world's surrogacy capital. 

The Sharma couple is seeing this as a miracle. "We had lost hope. I underwent four procedures of artificial insemination and four in vitro fertilization ( IVF) cycles. All these did not result in a pregnancy", says Reena. 

The distraught couple decided to adopt. When they applied, the waiting period was two-and-a-half years. As both were nearing 40, they decided to use the waiting period to try out surrogacy instead. 

"The embryo was implanted on February 27 and we were overjoyed to hear that the surrogate mother had conceived on March 5. Our happiness knew no bounds when Reena too became pregnant on March 12," says Yogesh. 

When the surrogate mother got labour pains on October 12, Reena decided to go for cesarean section so that the children are born on the same day. 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Regulation of Surrogacy Industry

Need for regulation of surrogacy industry and relevance of ART bill

The need to look closely towards surrogacy in India has been a widely suggested point by think tanks and social experts. People call it as an industry with a turnover of few million dollars, although the term feels very offensive and objectionable for a few. Whatever you call it, certainly the popularity and increasing demand of India as a surrogacy hub requires some fundamental things in place. There has been tremendous increase in the surrogacy and related activities in specific geographical belts of India and it has become a big source of income. There is no regulation and control towards the overall process and specialists are raising issues and concerns about human values, ethical point of view, fundamental rights, and safety and health issues. There was proposed draft presented in 2010 with the intention of covering all these issues in a comprehensive manner and to ensure complete coverage. However, surely there is a need of effective implementation of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, commonly known as ART bill.

There is certainly no doubt that the bill has been drafted very comprehensively and it covers almost all aspects of surrogacy and related activities. The payment directions are well thought and the surrogate mother would receive the amount in five instalments. The maximum chunk of 75% would be made as the fifth and last instalment and that too after delivery of the baby. It surely protects the rights of the intended parents, but it is certainly not making justice to the pain and labour of the surrogate mother. This is one area that surely needs some revision.

The bill suggests that only gestational surrogacy would be allowed in India and genetic surrogacy would not be legal. This is done to avoid the legal complexities of the surrogate mother coming forward asking claim over the baby. It  is surely a good revision and avoid unnecessary conflicts.

The ART draft bill has changed the maximum live births for a surrogate mother to five that was earlier three. It has also mentioned the maximum number of embryo transfers to three. Health experts have few concerns about it and suggest revision.
The insurance related matters also need a reform and more elaborate descriptions in order to protect the rights of the surrogate mother. ART bill suggests that surrogate baby can be available to couples and single person as well. Couple is defined as two people with sexual relationship legal according to  Indian legislation. However, it does not state anything clearly about gay couples.

Wyzax Surrogacy Centre anyway is committed about the interests of intended parents and surrogate mothers as their customer irrespective of what the draft bill says. It has clear-cut policies and procedures for selection of surrogate mothers, medical facilities, legal coverage and payment process. Wyzax ensures that surrogate mothers get the best medical facilities. They operate within the prescribed guidelines of this bill and therefore neither intended parents nor surrogate mothers face any issue. It is always advisable to select Wyzax surrogacy Centre instead of approaching unstructured and unprofessionally managed clinics.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Press Release Wyzax Only Healthcare Corporate for Surrogacy in Delhi

Press Release - Surrogacy India - Wyzax The Only Healthcare Corporate for Surrogacy in Delhi

NEW DELHI, INDIA, September 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Wyzax Surrogacy Consultants (WSC) is a specialized surrogacy arm of Wyzax Corp., which is engaged in a vast range of healthcare activities like Pharmaceutical marketing, Biotechnological research and Medical Tourism.

WSC is The Only Healthcare Corporate in India which functions differently from the ART clinics because unlike the latter, we work on the US model, whereby, rather than carrying out IVF at our own centre, we offer the IPs the option of getting the IVF done at any of the world class ART clinics which are on our panel. We at WSC provides end to end surrogacy solutions under 1 roof, including country specific legal procedures, surrogate selection & maintenance, donor selection, gamete banking as well as exit visa formalities. 

Moreover, as per the ART Bill 2010 ,ref ART Bill 2010 - Chapter V; Clause 26; Para (1)(2 ), an ART/IVF centre should not provide any direct surrogacy services to the IPs & should not engage itself in any direct commercial engagements with the latter. All this should be done through a specialised surrogacy agency/ ART bank. Thus WSC acts as the ART Bank. This not only reduces the chances of clinical compromise but also removes any conflict of commercial & clinical interests, thereby, providing transparency, accountability & professionalism to the entire process.

We at WSC are also different from other agencies because unlike the latter, we do not have tie up with 1 particular ART clinic, but we have all top notch ART clinics on our panel, thereby providing options to the IPs with regards to package options, costs & protocols adopted at different centres. Moreover, at all these centres, we offer multiple attempts to IPs for better success rates. In addition to this , we are only agency/ consultancy which houses the surrogates in our own surrogate homes for better monitoring, upkeep & emergency handling.

WSC has pioneered towards organising the Surrogacy sector in India & made it medically, legally, socially & ethically accountable through its Pioneering Surrogacy Protocols (PSPs), which include the following:

1 Creating Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs) for screening, recruiting, monitoring, compensating & housing the surrogate mothers through a specialised Quartet Operating System.
2 Giving multiple options to IPs (Intended Parents) from amongst the top notch IVF centres across India.
3 Giving multiple options of Customized, Economical packages which include multiple IVF-ET attempts.
4 Providing comprehensive End to End Surrogacy Solutions - Surrogacy , IVF, Delivery, Legalities & Exit visas.

We are Experts at handling all challenges that might arise during the process of surrogacy. Our company's One & Only motto is to make the surrogacy journey pleasurable a]nd fruitful for YOU !

The 3 main features of WSC are:
1. Experience 2. Experience 3. Experience 

Wyzax Surrogacy Consultants India
603, Vishwadeep Tower,
District Centre, Janakpuri
New Delhi-110058
Web: http://www.surrogacyindiadelhi.com


Wyzax Surrogacy Consultant - Pioneers of Surrogacy in India.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Surrogacy Agency in India

Surrogacy Agency Duties Toward Surrogacy Mother

Proper care and facilities are given to surrogate mother by surrogacy agency during and after pregnancy in India.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Surrogate Mother Story

How Surrogate mother job can fulfill her and her family dreams.

Women in India choose surrogate mother as an occupation so that they can help not only themselves but their family to.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Surrogate Mother in India

Stop Hating Surrogate Mother.

This article reflects how surrogacy can help poor women in bettering their life style.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Surrogacy in India

Surrogacy a Booming Business in India


DELHI — After two miscarriages and six unsuccessful rounds of fertility treatments, Adela Ramirez Fryhover would do anything to have a baby, including hiring someone else to carry it for her.

"I want to become a mother so bad," says Fryhover, an American who moved from Miami to Delhi for her husband’s job with Nokia, the phone company. "The ultimate goal (in life) is to have a child, to experience motherhood."
The desire consumes her. Fryhover says she thinks about it all the time: "This is what you wake up to, and this is what you go to sleep with."
She’s hoping Wyzax Surrogacy Consultants, part of a relatively new but booming commercial surrogacy industry in India, will help.
Surrogacy is a reproductive technique in which a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for someone else after being implanted with an embryo. The practice was legalized in India in 2002 and, in the last three years, has been the subject of at least two documentary films: 2009’s "Google Baby" and 2010’s "Made in India." This spring, Adrienne Arieff, a public relations executive from San Francisco, published "The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family — Half a World Away," documenting her journey to motherhood via India’s commercial surrogacy industry. 
Among the changes in the industry during the past decade are rising costs. But commercial surrogacy remains cheaper in India than in most countries, including the United States. India began implementing free-market policies in 1991. Commercial surrogacy was legalized 11 years later, part of a long-term campaign to boost medical tourism. Patients began arriving from around the world — Europe, Australia, the United States and Middle East, particularly Israel.
The practice remains unregulated. In fact, in India, it’s easier for foreign clients to have a baby via surrogacy than adoption, an option Fryhover also explored but backed away from because of all the strings attached. 
A year and a half ago, after losing a baby in the third month of pregnancy, Fryhover, a 39-year-old yoga instructor, and her husband Rex, 35, took a break from trying to conceive. A fertility specialist referred her to Wyzax, and that’s where she found herself in mid-March, three weeks before she and her husband were slated to move to Dubai, a three-hour plane ride from Delhi.
Wyzax, located on the sixth floor of Vishwadeep Tower, a beige, concrete block of a building in West Delhi, bills itself as a "one-stop shop" for "the entire surrogacy process."
A tiny pair of metallic feet — resembling those of a newborn or the popular mark often seen on steamed glass inside a car window with the side of a fist and finger-tip stamps for toes — is affixed to the floor outside the entrance. They represent Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of courage, fortune and fertility.
"You put them in front of the door as a sign for her to bring you prosperity and wealth," Fryhover explains.

Surrogacy in India is rapidly growing, particularly among non-resident Indians and foreign clients, like Fryhover. According to industry experts, that growth is expected to continue. 
"It’s a new area, with a lot of clients coming from abroad, all over the world," says Sunil Agrawal, a Delhi-based lawyer who’s worked on surrogacy cases for the last four years. "There is a lot of potential in this business."
The medical tourism industry in India, including surrogacy, is projected to bring in $2.3 billion this year. Commercial surrogacy alone is valued at an estimated $450 million.
However, because of the lack of regulation, many argue the potential for exploitation, extortion and corruption is also growing.
The most vulnerable people in the process sit on each end: the poor, low-caste women who want to better the lives of the children they already have by carrying one or more for another, and the women and men who desperately want to parent a child. Both sides face the commercialization of their needs and bodies. Meantime, those in the middle — clinics and agencies, doctors and lawyers, bookended by vulnerable populations  — stand to make a lot of money.
Fryhover says she’s aware of the risks. She’s done research online. That’s why — after meeting privately with Wyzax director Jagatjeet Singh for about 20 minutes to review her medical records and talk about options — she wants to see where and how the surrogates live. She wants to meet the women and decide whether they seem happy. And she has mixed emotions: "I’m excited. I have anxiety. I’m very emotional." 
She and her husband celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in June. They have been trying to conceive for five years, a year longer than they have been married. In all, Fryhover says, they have also spent about $10,000 on fertility treatments. She still doesn’t know what’s wrong.
"I don’t have diabetes. I don’t have high blood pressure," she says, adding she doesn’t smoke or drink and abstains from caffeine — "no Coke or coffee." But, she says, "I got married late."
Now, she’s on the verge of "one of the most important decisions that my husband and I have to make in our lives. You’re talking about a human being. If we find a good, healthy surrogate, we will be forever grateful to her."
Prices for commercial surrogacy in India have been going up, from about $15,000 to $20,000 as little as two years ago to more than $25,000 now. But that compares to as much as $70,000 to $100,000 or more in America, where surrogacy laws vary state to state. Some expressly forbid it. Many side heavily with the surrogate.
At Wyzax, the basic surrogacy package costs about $26,500, paid in five installments. Surrogates, Singh says, are paid 3.5 lakhs, or about $7,000. They come from different religious backgrounds — mostly Hindu and Muslim — as well as different parts of India. Most learn of surrogacy through word-of mouth. And they’re not interested in it for altruistic reasons.
"The money is the only driving force," Singh says. "All of them or most of them are poor, low-caste women."
A Catholic, Fryhover says she sees them as "blessings."
Unlike most intended parents from India, Fryhover isn’t concerned about the surrogates’ religion or caste: "I don’t believe in caste. I don’t like to differentiate people. To me, people are people."
She gets to meet five surrogates, dressed in colorful salwar kameez  — turquoise, red, green, gold and orange. They share a three-room apartment in West Delhi, a 10-minute drive through a maze of thoroughfares and narrow dirt roads from the agency’s headquarters. Inderpreet Kaur, manager of corporate affairs for Wyzax, guides Fryhover and her driver to the location, then acts as an interpreter. She tells Fryhover two surrogates are pregnant.
The uncluttered, second-floor apartment where they live is made up of a main room and two bedrooms. When Fryhover arrives, the surrogates gather, sitting on two of the three beds in one of the rooms or standing in the doorway. None speak English. Kaur translates, providing only surrogates’ first names. 
Right away, Fryhover expresses concern about their beds, which appear to consist of plywood boards, covered with a thin layer of bedding. She asks if she can bring a softer mattress.
"I’m thinking these are brick beds," she says. "I would feel better if I knew they were comfortable."
Through Kaur, the youngest surrogate in the house, 23-year-old Rajima, one of the two who are pregnant, says, "I’m happy here."
Rajima lives in the apartment with her 2-year-old daughter. According to Kaur, she is from North Delhi, and her husband "sells old things." She’s three months pregnant with twins for a European couple.
Fryhover — wearing black yoga pants and a gray, hooded knit top with sunglasses atop her head — is trying to understand their world and somehow bridge the gap between them, the women at both ends of a business that commercializes their deepest desires and bodies.
She has more questions: How’s her pregnancy going? (Well.) Does she have morning sickness? (No.) How long will she stay here? (About nine and a half months.) How often does she get to see her husband? (Weekends, usually.) Why is she doing this?
"I’m poor," Rajima says through Kaur, adding she wants to provide for her own daughter.
That’s why they are all doing it, Kaur says.
Fryhover has more questions: What foods do the surrogates eat? (Mostly vegetarian.) Are they vegetarians? (Not strictly, but some don’t eat beef or pork, for religious reasons.) Is there anything they need?
The surrogates seem to have few personal belongings. 
 "She’s saying, ‘We don’t require anything. We won’t ask anything,’" Kaur says, translating for 26-year-old Sadhna, a surrogate who has two boys of her own, ages 10 and 3, and is one month pregnant.
Fryhover takes notes, writing down the names and ages of the surrogates, how many children each has, how old they are. 
Nazma, 28, has three children, ages 9, 6 and 3½. Her husband is unemployed. She is not pregnant. Through Kaur, she tells Fryhover she would like to carry her child. She also says, "If I had the money, obviously I wouldn’t do it." 
Kaur says all the surrogates agree. She also says, "All would do it again."
Translating for Nazma, Kaur says: "She’s saying surrogacy is not a bad thing: I’m getting money, and the other person is getting a child. She says I’m doing it for your happiness. I’m doing it for money, but I want to see happiness on your face."

Clinics and agencies like Wyzax have financial reasons to safeguard the viability of a fetus. But there are no legal mandates for surrogates’ follow-up care or protocols should something go wrong. There are only guidelines. 
"Right now, we are trying to take care of it by putting the names of nominees in the contract," says Agrawal, the lawyer, adding he wants to see the proposed legislation passed. Once surrogacy is regulated, "My thinking is more people will come to India for surrogacy. It’s cheaper here."
Numbers of surrogate births in India are on the rise, according to industry experts. The exact figure, however, is difficult to pin down. Reporting those statistics remains voluntary. There are no official numbers.
"It’s a very closed circuit kind of system," Singh says. "No one in the specific (surrogacy) centers reveals their exact numbers."
Started as a pharmaceutical company about 10 years ago, Wyzax shifted its focus to surrogacy in 2010. Since then, Singh says, the company has facilitated 22 successful surrogate births.
"We really feel proud of what we are doing," says Singh, who — like Agrawal — is in favor of the proposed legislation. He also says his agency adheres to the guidelines. 
"We want to be as transparent as possible," Singh says. "We want to organize the system. There are lots of loopholes."
Wyzax requires surrogates to live in residential surrogacy homes for "better monitoring." Often, he says, the facilities are nicer than surrogates’ own homes.
Wyzax maintains a database of 60 to 80 surrogates. All are married and have at least one child of their own, Singh says. Young children are permitted to live with their mothers in the surrogacy home. Husbands are allowed to visit.
"We are really wanting to make it work, especially for the surrogate mothers who are presenting themselves and their bodies for this cause," Singh says.
Most foreign clients visit at least twice, three times if they are able to come in the middle of the pregnancy to "see the baby bump," Singh says. Most — some 65 percent — use egg donors, many of whom come from former Soviet bloc countries of Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. 
When Fryhover eventually settles on a surrogate, through a different agency in Mumbai, she will use her own, previously frozen eggs and her husband’s sperm.
As she leaves the surrogates’ apartment, several of the women join her, waiting in the dirt road until Fryhover’s driver arrives. Rajima and Nazma ask to pose in a photo with her. As they stand together, Fryhover asks Rajima if she can feel her baby bump.
With her hand on Rajima’s stomach, in a language the surrogate doesn’t understand, Fryhover whispers three words to the young pregnant woman: "You’re so lucky."

• Yakima Herald-Reporter Adriana Janovich traveled to India in March through the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California to report on caste and religion in New Delhi.