SURROGACY IN INIDAA method through the process by which a woman consents to carry a pregnancy for some other persons in a case where pregnancy is impossible to be carried on medically is what is termed as surrogacy. A woman who carries a child for some other person is known as a surrogate mother. Generally the reason for opting a surrogate mother is when the other person is unable to conceive, when the woman is missing the uterus either from her birth itself or have been removed through some surgery, when a woman has suffered miscarriages several times which makes her womb weak to carry a baby, or who have failed repeated IVF attempts. In a narrow sense a surrogate mother basically lends her uterus to another couple in the cases where they are unable to have a baby due to medical problems leading to various pregnancy risks, but in a broad sense it is method which has proved to be boon o the various couples because through the process of surrogacy a couple unable to have a baby then has a hope of having their child and not ending up being a childless couple. In this process a surrogate is artificially inseminated with the male partner’s sperm and thus where a woman is infertile she has no genetic relationship with the baby, known as the traditional surrogacy.Selecting the surrogate is totally in the hands of the couple as it is completely going to be related to their child and hence keeping in mind every aspect including what would affect their child’s health, the decision-making power is in their hands. Thus, essential criteria fit for being a surrogate mother includes-1. LIFESTYLE OF THE WOMAN – Healthy lifestyle of the woman who would be carrying the baby of the couple is one of the main criteria of her being a surrogate. The main concern of the intended parents is to keep a check whether the surrogate is taking care of her pregnancy in the way the parents would have taken if they were carrying the child on their own. Along with healthy lifestyle she should live a stable and a regular lifestyle in order to become fit for being a surrogate mother which includes not taking of any kind of drugs without the guidance of the doctor for maintaining the regular well being of the child.2. AGE OF THE WOMAN- For being a surrogate a woman needs to be at least 21 years old and acceptance of the surrogate mother is till 38 years of age.3. HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO THE CHID- The reason for including this is that once a woman gives birth to the child it shows that she is able to become pregnant and establishes fertility.4. FINANCIAL STABILITY- The surrogate mother being financially stable is one of the important aspect and not taking any kind of assistance from the government. The reason is that, it makes the intention of the surrogate mother clear that the sole purpose of carrying the baby is not earning money or receiving the funds from the couple.BENEFITS OF A SURROGATE MOTHER After qualifying the various parameters through which a woman is deemed fit to be accepted as the surrogate mother she is at the stake of enjoying the several benefits of being a surrogate mother which includes-1. SELF SATISFACTION- As the broader meaning of surrogacy includes helping the childless couple or the person incapable of conceiving, to have a baby through the process of surrogacy. Being at the position of helping someone in need, specifically to a woman who is infertile which can be devastating for many couples, can be source of self-motivation for a surrogate mother.2. EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP-The process of sharing pregnancy with the intended parents builds up the emotional relationship between them and the surrogate mother. This helps the surrogate to receive a sense of gratitude from the intended parents as well for the services she has rendered and from the emotional point of view the debt not in the form of monetary terms but the gratitude which they hold towards the surrogate.3. HEALTH CARE-Proper health care before and immediately after the pregnancy is provided not at the surrogate’s expenses but on the expenses of the couple.4. MONETARY COMPENSATION- Being a surrogate she gets the compensation which surpasses the value of compensation she receives on the account of health care. Financial compensation received varies from case to case.