Q. With reference to ‘Surrogacy Act, 2021’ consider the following statements:
1.The act provides that surrogate mother should only be the relative of the couple looking for surrogate child.
2.It provides that the couple who has adopted child can opt for surrogacy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: Surrogacy Act, 2021 provides that surrogate mother should only be the relative of the couple looking for surrogate child. She should have been married with a child of her own and must be between 25 and 35 years, of age. She can be a surrogate mother only once.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. The Act says that there should not be any surviving child (biological, adopted or surrogate) of the couple looking for surrogacy child.

Source: The Indian Express