Saturday 18 July 2015

Moms of surrogate babies can get maternity leave.

NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict the Delhi high court on Friday ruled that surrogate mothers who have children through surrogacy are entitled to maternity leave which includes pre- and post-natal period.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher's judgment came on the plea of a central government female employee who became mother of twins by way of surrogacy pregnancy but was denied 180-day maternity leave on the ground she wasn't the biological mother.

Reasoning that the commissioning mother is the legal mother of the child, HC laid down guidelines and filled a vaccum in law since the Centre or state governments have no maternity benefit policy for surrogate mothers.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post by Dr richa katiyar. Mom's of surrogate babies can get maternity leave. Its such a good news for all surrogate mom's
    Surrogate Moms