Wednesday, June 20, 2012

500 Babies....and counting!

So just this past week Dr. Patel and the Akanksha clinic celebrated the 500th baby born through surrogacy! Technically it was twins, so they are at 501.  Video below. Wish I could understand the language!
Media links below:
It was twin celebration for Anand’s Akanksha clinic when a surrogate mother delivered twin babies three days ago. The delivery not only brought incomparable joy to a childless couple, but also marked the 500th birth of a surrogate baby for the clinic.

The clinic wanting to share their happiness held a small ceremony which was joined by not only the recently born twins but also many other surrogate mothers and their families on Friday afternoon.

Doctors at the clinic say that childless couples from around 29 countries including India, USA, UK, and Pakistan turn to Anand seeking help of surrogate mothers to give birth to their babies. According to them, babies born through In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) have shown a ratio of 253 boys and 247 girls at the clinic.

“It is a good feeling. After a long struggle and controversies we have been able to spread happiness to 500 childless homes,” said Dr Nayna Patel, who is considered to be one of the pioneers in IVF surrogacy.
This second one is a good article, but does address some of the need for regulation and the recruiting done in Mumbai slums.

I found a few more articles today, but they are poorly written and full of misinformation and logical fallacies so I'm not posting links because I don't want to contribute to fear and ignorance. Heavy on the slippery slope arguements and short on actual facts or research. People make a lot of statements and they are not backed up, and from what I can tell they are based on fears or isolated cases rather than reality. It just reminds me that modern day journalism lacks the ethics or integrity to put out well written factual articles, and I feel sorry for people who read the garbage they write and can't tell the difference.

1 comment:

  1. I was there for this!!!
    You can see my blonde hair, my hand, and my iPhone on some of the video. LOL.