Thursday 29 November 2012

From the U.K : Two lucky Daddies, two beautiful girls

Another family completed, another bundle of girls going home to the UK with their very proud Daddies...

We wish this family the choicest of God's blessings and every happiness in the coming years.

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Monday 26 November 2012

From the U.S - the most beautiful sibling project

It is always wonderful when a family comes back and trusts us with a sibling project. A chance to see an SCI baby who is older and introduce them to a much wanted sibling, in this case a wonderful new baby sister.

Dear Dr Shivani and the entire staff of SCI,

We would like to express our deep appreciation to you for helping us make our dreams come true. Looking at our precious new baby and our little girl reminds us of your incredible gift. It is people like you that make the world a brighter place. It has been, and continues to be, an unforgettable and pleasant experience.

The Kirkpatricks

"Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kinds deeds are the fruits" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We wish this special family the choicest of blessing and wish them every happiness in their future.
If you wish to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at :

Saturday 24 November 2012

From Norway: Twins- what beautiful eyes...

Truls only wish was to become a father and through SCI, his dreams came true with the birth of Signe & Christian in early November.

"November 6th a dream came true, and I became a dad to twins!! A girl and a boy, and
their names are Signe Elvine and Christian Leander! My feelings are hard to put words on, but
I feel so blessed and happy:) The children are just adorable and healthy!

I have so many to thank thru the SCI. First of all, thank you dr. Shivani for your professional treatment.

I will also of course send my blessings to the wonderful surrogate and her family.
Thank you to all the staff at SCI that I`ve been emailing with. You have always
responded quickly on all my questions and worries:) (Neha, Rachna, Meenu and all the others...).

Than you so much Meg, for guiding me threw this process from the very beginning. Sorry, I don`t
have your email, but I`m still following your blog!

Best regards from

Truls F

We wish Truls, Signe & Christian the choicest of  blessings.

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Friday 23 November 2012

From Australia : a beautiful bundle...

As with many of our families, this family spent years struggling with infertility and further years looking into adoption.

We are pleased to say that their journey is finally at an end, another SCI family completed.

Happy Family

We recently were lucky enough to have been blessed by the birth of 2 beautiful perfect baby girls (no bias at all). Words cannot express how thankful we are to Dr Shivani and her amazing team. From the admin staff all the way through to the paediatricians and wonderful nurses who cared for our babies when they were born.
After years of disappointment trying natural pregnancies / IVF cycles / adoption courses etc etc etc, our surrogacy experience was the total opposite.
At present we are sitting in the Svelte hotel, surrounded by a host of new families, all made possible by SCI. We find ourselves sneaking into the babies room to catch a glimpse of them when they are sleeping and we pinch ourselves everytime.

A special mention to our surrogate who has made all our dreams come true and kept our babies healthy and safe.
We can not thank everyone enough
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Tuesday 20 November 2012

From Australia : the newest Aussie baby boy.

Another SCI family completed in Delhi...

Dear Dr Shivani and the SCI Team,

After many years of heartbreak, we finally leave India with a beautiful baby boy.  This would not be possible without you and your amazing SCI team!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Much love,
Erika, David and James

We thank this family for their kind words and wish them the choicest of blessings in the years ahead.

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Friday 16 November 2012

From Australia : The beginning of the story

We often celebrate the end of families' stories, with the birth of a much wanted child. Behind each of these stories is the story of what brought families to India, to Delhi.

People who are unfamiliar with surrogacy in India, often think that IP's are indulgent; too posh to push, haven't tried enough etc... without understanding the context families or what brings them to surrogacy in India.

This is one such story, a brave story, a story of courage, of resilience, of persistence and we thank both Nel and Dan for sharing this very personal story with us... the beginning of their journey with surrogacy & SCI.

Dan and Nel from Victoria.


We have just returned from two and a half weeks of self cycling in Dehli. What an adventure we have had!! Right now embryo transfer is complete and we are awaiting a pregnancy test. In the meantime here is our story.

Our background

In 2009 we’d tried everything to get my body to produce eggs. Naturopath, acupuncture, Chinese herbs (which stank!!), clomid. We even saw my Aunty in the Philippines who uses massages to solve all of life’s problems. Nothing worked. In 2010 we turned to XXX IVF.

Cycle 1: 3 eggs, 2 embryos.

1 fresh transfer – successful

Preg 1 - ended at 13w, baby boy

Cycle 2: FET – unsuccessful

Cycle 3: 2 eggs, 1 embryo. Fresh transfer – unsuccessful

Preg 2 – natural, ended at 16w, baby boy.

Preg 3  - natural, ended at 22w, baby girl.

I delivered and nursed all of my precious babies.


My experiences of IVF were harrowing. High doses with VERY low ovarian response. Pushing through cycles 2 and 3 we began to notice the “bums on seats” mentality . 

Two surprise natural pregnancies sparked relief for us. YES we don’t need IVF anymore!!! But instead of shopping for frilly bassinettes we were slumped horrific losses. It was time to take my body out of the equation and tap into surrogacy.

 A new start

Desperate to start a family we saw a lawyer who advised us on all the red tape of surrogacy and adoption law in Australia. The mountain of the Australian system just seemed too big to climb. We started thinking outside the square where we quickly found that all roads led to SCI.

Surrogacy Centre India

Coming to terms with more IVF was very difficult. Having to go to a foreign country made it worse.....but facing another pregnancy was simply impossible. So we took a deep breath and went for it.

IVF in India

Where IVF happens

SCI’s IVF clinic ISIS hospital is an amazing place. Sitting in the midst of Delhi’s chaos is this little hospital. Ultra modern and staffed with the most gentle nurses. Within seconds of meeting Dr Shivani all my terrified thoughts had gone.  We were in the right place. 

Dr Shivani runs the IVF clinic herself and she knows EXACTLY what is going on with everyone. We have no idea how she does it. We could call her anytime and she treated us like we were her only patients.

After our initial meeting Dr Shivani scanned me and within seconds she was shaking her head. A big cyst on my left ovary. The following day I was in theatre having it drained.

Days later self-cycling began. I have never felt so at ease considering I was being given high doses of gonal F and growth hormones as well as antagonist everyday. We chose to attend the clinic everyday for injections. The nurses knew us by name and never ONCE asked me for a patient number. For the first time we truly felt that the sensitivity of our horrific past was being respected...and that we were people, patients...not numbers or bums for the seats.

Tour of SCI Headquarters

Dr Shivani took us on a tour of SCI HQ. She must do dozens of these every fortnight but she was so personal that we could have been her only patients. SCI runs like a well oiled machine. Every piece of the puzzle is well staffed and the whole operation is running like clockwork. We could see that every dollar of our fees goes to the operational costs of the business.

Handy things to know

From our Hotel room
·       Lots of SCI’s clients are Australians so you are not alone!!

·    We stayed at Svelte which is attached to a large mall. It was expensive but full of Aussies. The price is not for everyone but for us the companionship of other Aussies in the same boat was worth it. We cuddled babies, shared stories, ate out every night ($10 steaks with veggies from the Hard Rock Cafe!) Everything is out in the open. People were MORE THAN WILLING to share. I have never known such support.  

places to go, people to meet!

·       In India surrogacy is “normal”. Having foreigners around participating in surrogacy arrangements is simply an everyday part of life. 

·       Taxes! OMG taxes! Taxes ARE NOT included in the advertised price. That’s ok if you buy a small pizza for 225 ruppees (about $5). The 3 taxes - general tax (we called it GST), service tax and tax on the service tax (I kid you not!) only added up to 55ruppee (about $1). But when we got our accommodation bill the taxes (GST tax and luxury tax....YES LUXURY TAX!) added up to $500 for 17 nights. We were lucky we had extra “just incase” money. FYI when we went to the cinema we paid an “entertainment tax”.  

·       For currency exchange go the “Domani” money changer shop at the MbLock market. I promise you won’t get a better rate anywhere else.

So that’s our story. I can’t speak highly enough of the self-cycling experience. The hardest part of the journey was facing the pollution, grime and poverty on the streets. But in saying that, our surrogate is very well paid for the priceless gift she provides. And if our $$$ means that our surrogate’s family will have a better life; then it’s a definite win-win situation as far as we are concerned.

Wishing everyone blessings of babies

Dan and Nel,



Tuesday 13 November 2012

Happy Diwali from our SCI family to yours

Diwali is the festival of lights and celebration. one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.

It is a time in which family travel to be together; where our surrogate's families are assisted to be with their daughters, wives, mothers; where the surrogate accommodation is filled with  food, laughter, joy and light ( and family).

While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning is "the awareness of the inner light". 
The celebration of Diwali as the "victory of good over evil", refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one's true nature.
With this awakening comes compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things and this brings joy & peace.
Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light. 


May the Divine Light Of Diwali,
Spread Into Your Life Peace,
Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health.
Happy Diwali from our SCI family to yours,
with affection,
Dr. Shivani and the SCI Team

Wednesday 7 November 2012

From Spain : a Gorgeous Duo

Another proud SCI family from Spain...

Dear Dr. Shivani and staff,
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for the great effort you have always made to make my dream of being a father come true. You were always interested and pleasant when you needed to clear up any doubt when the pregnant mother went through a really complicated situation. From the 23rd week of pregnancy you worked hard and professionally, That is when I realized I was in good hands. My lovely and healthy babies Iker and Aryam were born in the 30th week of pregnancy.
I always followed your blog because I liked seeing every new birth while I was thinking I could be the one who proudly posted a picture of my own little babies so the whole world could see them someday.
From now on, I will keep on checking your blog to see every birth, and I will be happy to understand what those families are feeling at that moment. The same happiness I am feeling today thanks to you.
Lots of love to all the staff and thank you so much.
Íker, Aryam y Lauren. ( this is our story )


Querida doctora Shivani y equipo,
Quería expresaros toda mi gratitud por todos los esfuerzos que habéis realizado para que mi sueño de ser padre fuera una realidad. Siempre mostrasteis interés para resolver mis dudas cuando el embarazo se complicó enormemente. Desde la semana 23 de gestación trabajasteis con gran profesionalidad y me demostrasteis que estábamos en buenas manos. Gracias a ello llegamos a la semana 30 de gestación y nacieron sanos mis preciosos niños, Íker y Aryam.
Siempre seguía su blog porque me gustaba ver cada nuevo nacimiento y pensar que un día yo podría también mostrar a mis pequeños al mundo lleno de orgullo. Ahora continuaré haciéndolo para ver cada uno de los nuevos nacimientos y poder de alegrarme de lo que estarán sintiendo esas familias, esa felicidad que siento el día de hoy gracias a vosotros.
Un abrazo muy fuerte a todo el equipo y muchas gracias.
Íker, Aryam y Lauren. ( Esta es nuestra historia )
As with all our famiies; we wish this family the choicest of blessings.
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Thursday 1 November 2012

From Australia : a darling little girl

Another SCI family's dream come true with the birth of their little girl.

Hello Dr. Shivani ,
Here are photos of our beautiful miracle baby Isobel.Dr Shivani and her team have made this miracle possible for us:a gift for which there are no words!

Now Isobel is 7 and half weeks and every day she brings our family
new joy!

For anyone considering to undergo the surrogacy process, we send encouragement and assurance that for any concerns, the blessing of a newborn baby far outweighs them.
Melissa and Andy

We wish this family the choicest of blessings,

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