In the Year 2021, the Surrogacy Regulation Act was enacted and the same came into force on 25 January 2022. This Act contains VIII Chapters and 54 Sections. Section 2 (zh) defines Surrogacy and Section 8 provides the rights of the Surrogate children.
What is Surrogacy -
Section 2 of the Said Act Defines Surrogacy, According to Section 2(zd) “surrogacy” means a practice whereby one woman bears and gives birth to a child for an intending couple with the intention of handing over such child to the intending couple after the birth.
Rights of Surrogate Child -
Section 8 of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act 2021 provides rights of the surrogate child, According to Section 8 of the said Act A child born out of surrogacy procedure shall be deemed to be a biological child of the intending couple or intending woman and the said child shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges available to a natural child under any law for time being in force.