Tuesday 1 December 2015

Thursday 5 November 2015

Dear Indian Government, ICMR, Activists, NGO’s & Foreign Press, STOP TRYING TO SAVE INDIAN WOMEN FROM THEMSELVES!!!!

Dear Indian Government, ICMR, Activists, NGO’s & Foreign Press,

Recently, a friend of mine quoted her mother who grew up in extreme poverty in Portugal: “Wealthy people are always telling poor people how they CAN’T make money.”

This incredibly sage pearl of wisdom made me think of how Indian Surrogate mothers have recently been slammed, persecuted, shamed, pushed down and silenced by people who are trying to swoop in and save them. But what exactly are these self-proclaimed superheroes trying to save Indian surrogates from?

Despite the demeaning way media outlets depict Indian women, surrogates in India are not frail, stupid, illiterate, incompetent underdogs who need activists to speak on their behalf. Indian surrogates are strong, wise, compassionate, intelligent and poised. They own their bodies. They are making decisions pertaining to their own bodies and lives for the first time in India’s patriarchal history. Surrogacy empowers Indian women to lead their families out of crisis, poverty and other challenges. The compensation they receive can finance the education of their children, start a lucrative business or build a decent home for their own families.

I find it reviling when activists talk about Indian surrogacy, pronouncing the word money like it is a filthy word they are gagging on. It is easy for privileged people to trivialize the surrogates’ compensation because to us, money is easily accessible and even dispensable. But to an Indian surrogate mother, money can be life changing. We are not talking about mere dollar bills here. Within the context of Indian surrogacy, money = life. Money = education. Money = opportunity. Money = home. Money = a child’s future. Money = hope. Money = freedom. You see, it is not the money itself, but what the money represents. If activists had their way, they would be denying Indian women the option to have financial independence.

Surrogacy is a job. It is not prostitution. It is not a baby market. The job description is simple: to care and nurture another’s child, giving them a safe place to grow. This kind of work is respectable and noble. Surrogacy may not be a job most Westerners would choose, or even a wealthy, Indian government official. 

It seems that any job that involves nurturing is looked down upon. Consider how even teachers and nurses are treated by society. Surrogacy is a good, honest job that can provide for a family. Women in poor countries work hard. They always have and they always will. However, the trend among activists is to try to stop women in poor countries from performing difficult tasks. If a job is physically challenging, the job is labelled as exploitive, even if the work is a blessing to a family. This is both condescending and destructive. All women have a right to work in whatever capacity they choose. Never underestimate what an Indian woman can achieve.

The government of India has recently proposed a ban on surrogacy. What fascinates me about this proposal is that the Indian Government is claiming to be concerned about women being exploited. And yet, their plan to protect women from being exploited is to take away their basic human rights. The media and the government alike have been quite proactive in preventing Indian surrogates from speaking. Many surrogates are eager to talk to the press so they can assure the public they are not being exploited. The surrogates are not even allowed to speak in the same Supreme Court trial that is supposedly fighting for them.  The questionable (and ironically timed) memorandum sent by the ICMR to halt Indian Surrogacy before any laws were passed, was challenged by over 70 surrogates who stormed the gates of the ICMR, demanding to be heard. Indian surrogates have their own voices and are perfectly capable of speaking without permission of the government and the foreign press.

Apparently, the ICMR and various Indian government officials consider a woman’s ability to create life to be shameful and dirty. They compare surrogates to breeding cows and prostitutes. Clearly, they do not understand science if they think there is anything sexual about being a surrogate. The sexualisation and objectification of surrogates by the government is what demoralizes surrogates; not the act of having a baby, and certainly not the act of offering the gift of life to another. Does the ancient and rich culture of India not consider motherhood to be sacred? Why the double standard? Thank you, Ovary Police, for hijacking women’s private parts and dictating if, how and when a woman can have a baby.

After reading the proposed bill to ban surrogacy, I don’t know whether I should laugh, cry, scream or vomit. There is nothing in this proposed bill that will benefit the surrogates in any way. Nearly every item is presumptuous and theoretical babble as to whether or not a surrogate understands what is going on. I am utterly amazed at how government officials, (most of whom are men) seem to be experts on what it feels like to be pregnant, and whether or not a woman can tolerate pregnancy. 

Furthermore, we could all save a lot of valuable time, effort and stress if surrogates were given the chance to speak for themselves. This ridiculous court trial, discussing the interests of surrogates, has been going on since 2012, and the surrogates are still not allowed to speak! Tell me again about how the Indian government respects women.

I’ve heard the argument that within the context of poverty, there is no such thing as choices or consent. This notion is vomitus – it does not liberate women, but rather suggests that a woman’s socio-economic background determines whether or not she is allowed to make decisions for herself. Such a philosophy oppresses women and sanctions the act of privileged people making choices that affect a woman’s fate. Additionally, Indian surrogacy clinics that operate ethically do not permit extremely impoverished women to be surrogates, making the poverty argument moot. If the critics are concerned about poverty, their time would be better spent on taking action to end extreme poverty, rather than disempowering women from taking control of their own financial destiny.

In conclusion, if you feel sorry for Indian surrogate mothers, don’t. Just stop it. They don’t need to be rescued. They are too busy changing the world for the better to listen to condescending nonsense from privileged people who underestimate them. Most people do not fully understand what surrogacy is, and therefore make gross assumptions about it. I strongly advise those of you who fit the description above to mind your own business and let Indian women choose their own destiny. 

                                                                                                                          Writer: Allison McWood

Thursday 8 October 2015

From the U.S : a bundle of twins

Another blessing, another family completed with the help of Dr. Shivani and SCI...

There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Satish and I opened our hearts and we let that force flow thru us and it has indeed created the most awe-inspiring event … the realization of our dream!

It is with great joy, profound humility for the gifts that we have received and a love that can never be put into words that we proudly share with you the birth of our son and daughter.

Aditya Grayson James S (@ 9:25AM) and Sahana Emery Rose S (9:24AM) were born in Delhi India on Monday, October 5, 2015. Aditya weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces and is 18.9 inches long. Sahana is 5 pounds 5 ounces and is 17.9 inches long.

We are thankful to Dr. Shivani, the entire staff at SCI Healthcare, ISIS Clinic and Eden Hospital for all of their efforts and support in helping us reach this day. You will always have a special place in our hearts. The work that you do is visible around the world thru the families that you have helped to create. To our surrogate … we thank you from the bottom of our heart but for you our heart has no bottom.

Satish, Michele, Aditya and Sahana will be in India for 2 weeks securing U.S. Passports and travel documents for the Rama Twins and spending time with family before traveling back to San Francisco. They will be welcomed home by Michele’s Mom (who will be called Nani, Hindi for maternal grandmother) and Chaya, both of whom are anxiously waiting to meet the new additions to the family.

Aditya and Sahana's astrological sign is Libra. On 10/5 in 1962 Dr. No was released, in 1970 PBS was founded and in 1975 Kate Winslet was born (this is a fun fact for Michele since Titanic is one of her favorite movies!)

Please feel free to contact us if you are wanting further information on IVF & surrogacy options

Wednesday 7 October 2015

From India - IVF, it does work!

SCI just doesn't do surrogacy, we do IVF for hundreds of patients through India and the world. Here is one such family...

Many thanks dear team,
 SCI Healthcare after many years of trying to have a baby and many failed IVF treatments with other services, we now we have double joy.

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour Reviews from India
Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour Reviews from India

If you would like to find out more about IVF with SCI Healthcare, please email us today

Saturday 5 September 2015

From Canada : a boy!

Best leave this for the parents...

Dear Team SCI,

We took this picture shortly after we got back to Canada in May. Time has flown by and Max is 5 months old...already! We are so very grateful and over the moon being parents to this wonderful boy. He smiles at everyone and is such a joy to raise. We believe he will do great things with his life and touch everyone's hearts just as he has ours. 

A big thank you to the amazing professional team at SCI; helpful, respectful, courteous and just plain on top of their game. And of course a special thank you to Dr. Shivani for making this dream a reality. 

With much love,
Jane, André and Max

We wish this family the choicest of blessings for many years to come. If you are wanting more information about surrogacy, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Tuesday 1 September 2015

From Canada: Two beautiful girls

Another family completed with SCI...

There are not enough words to describe the gratitude we feel for having found SCI! Without the help of our surrogate mother, Dr. Shivani and the entire staff at SCI our dream would not have come true. After a long struggle with infertility and several attempts at IVF, surrogacy seemed like the last option. We were sceptical at first naturally, however from the first moment we met Dr Shivani our scepticism was put to rest.

At first meeting she voluntarily took the time to show us around all the facilities and provided us with any possible information and statistics available. She was direct and honest and to the point, a breath of fresh air to deal with. Never have I encountered a whole entire staff that is so hard working, dedicated and eager to help with anything they possibly can. They helped make the process from applying for medical visas straight through to applying for exit visas very straightforward.

Without their support and help we wouldn't now be blessed with our lovely daughters. To Dr. Shivani, our surrogate and all the staff at SCI, thank you just isn't enough! 

We wish this family the choicest of blessings in the coming years.

Friday 7 August 2015

Our July Babies

Congratulations to all our babies born in July, we wish them the choicest of blessings...

Friday 24 July 2015

From Ireland: the joy of twins, a handful of girls...

What a joyous blessing...

Happy Irish Parents Blessed With Baby Girls:

Dear SCI, 

We Can't Begin To Even Put Into Words How Thankful We All Are. The Service You Provide Is 

Just Second To None And The Professionalism Is Just The Best We Have Ever Come Across.

Many Thanks For Making Our Dream Come True! A Very Grateful Irish Family!

John, Natasha, Isabelle & Sophie

We wish this family the choicest of blessing 

Thursday 9 July 2015

1000 babies born since 2010 !

Congratulations to the many families who have become complete with the assistance of SCI. Here are a few photos of just some of our babies...

    SCI are thrilled to announce the birth of the 1001st baby

                                Babies born in 2010 - 55
Babies born in 2011 - 151
Babies born in 2012 - 286
Babies born in 2013 - 258
Babies born in 2014 - 174
     Babies born in 2015 - 77 (to date)

And here are some of our 2015 babies

And some of the SCI team who made this happen ( with an African 2015 family)

And we do not forget the wonderful surrogates, without whom this would not happen. Over the last number of years, we have worked to encourage our surrogates to have their own voice

And after families have left with their much loved babies, we continue to support our surrogates through the Rohini Trust, through education, training, medical care and monetary grants. This is also the place that has the mailbox, where parents from overseas send photos and letters to their surrogates.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

June Babies


On the New Bundle of Joy who has blessed your home and life with Happiness!!!!

May God’s Blessing’s be with you and your loved one always!!!!

Thursday 4 June 2015

May Babies

Congratulations to all our babies born in May

If you would like some more information on surrogacy options, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Wednesday 3 June 2015


Wonderful feedback from a family in the U.S

Dear SCI Team,
It’s hard for us to put into words what this experience has been for us.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you have done to help us.
SCI made us completely at ease with your warmth and professionalism. When we left your office, we were also elated, confident that we were on the right path.
What you provide is such a special gift to people. We are enormously grateful.
You have given us back a sense of joy about becoming a family along with confidence, peace of mind and hope.
Thank you Dr Shivani & SCI Team
Each Member of SCI team were always incredibly accessible, would receives phone calls or emails very promptly. Each one in your team from admin to account are absolutely awesome, truly professional, informative, supportive and an extremely caring person.
The entire journey with SCI team was just perfect and no words could adequately express our gratitude to everyone on the team.

Special thanks to Dr Shivani, Nabanita, Lalit, Jyoti, Arpana. 

Thanks letter to Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at: drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Saturday 9 May 2015

April Babies

Congratulations to our April babies...



Number  of Babies


3 Babies

1 Baby

Saturday 18 April 2015


Another blessed family from Canada...

Dear Dr. Shivani & the SCI team,

Our journey to complete our family was a long and painful one, after almost 10 years of heartache we were blessed with parenthood on January 24th, 2015. Words are hard to express the immense joy and gratitude we have experienced with the birth of our TWINS, blessed with a girl and a boy! These are the most precious gifts of our lives! :) 

We are forever indebted to our surrogate and the wonderful team at SCI for turning our dreams into reality. Throughout this process, we were very

impressed with the level and promptness of service provided by the team at SCI. It's the amazing team that makes this experience for intended parents like us as stressful as possible. Our surrogate and the team at SCI in India will always have a special place in our hearts and in the lives of our twins "Aanya" & "Aansh"!

Thank you from the core of our heart!

Tina, Kash, Aanya & Aansh

Update: This is us, growing so fast in 2 months! We always remember you all and can't express our gratitude for all your efforts for our existence in this world! Hope you all will recognize both of us! Please convey regards to our surrogate A.

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Thursday 9 April 2015

From Brazil: Our lovely twin girls

Another family completed...

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour Reviews from Brazil


Hello, we are a family of Brazil.
We are very happy that we found Dr. Shivani and SCI in India.
With this friendship, we can realize our dream of being parents and build a happy family.

We want to say that we found here in India excellent doctors and experts in human reproduction. We also find here in India a beautiful country with excellent infrastructure and a wonderful, warm people that we will be eternally grateful,

Thank you all. 

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Thursday 2 April 2015

From the U.S : a beautiful baby boy ...

A family shares their thoughts about SCI/ FCI

Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour Reviews from USA

We are so thankful to your team that help us to add a new color in our life. Words are not enough to show our gratitude towards you team but still try to jot few lines.

Few Words for SCI Team
Words really cannot express our gratitude to Dr. Shivani/SCI and her support team. We were almost ready to give up on our dream of building a family and then you came into our life and helped make our dream a reality.
You cannot believe how many times we thanked our good fortune that we heard about SCI. The journey was long but shorter than we expected, and we felt supported every step. The birth of our baby boy was one of the most important moments of our life. There is nothing that can be compared to it, and without it, our lives would not be complete.
As we write this our adorable baby boy is sleeping next to us and we are so grateful to SCI and the Surrogacy team for their expertise and support in handling our surrogacy.
From the initial call to the day our baby boy was born we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Thank you Dr. Shivani & SCI Team

Few Words for Dr Shivani
We were really quite anxious about the whole process but our first meeting with Dr. Shivani completely put us to rest. We found her not only extremely professional, but sympathetic and understanding as well.
She is the one who lighted the flame of new hope and made us feel secure and comfortable with her professional and detailed explanation about the whole process of surrogacy and commitment to making us happy and feel comfortable
She is sensitive to all the emotions involved and makes everyone feel valued.
Hats off to you Dr Shivani
Few Words for SCI Staff
Each member of SCI team were always incredibly accessible, would return phone calls or emails very promptly. Each one in their team from admin to account are absolutely awesome, truly professional, informative, supportive, and an extremely caring person.
The entire journey with SCI Team was just perfect, and no words could adequately express our gratitude to everyone on the team
Now our first baby boy is in our arms and our dreams have come true! We are looking forward to our next journey with SCI in the very near future!
We are changed forever in a beautiful way!

Few Words for FCI Team
FCI team are absolutely awesome, truly professional, supportive, and an extremely caring team. Beside their professional aspect they are serving many families to make their better future.
Their commitment to the people they work with, the support they give their surrogates and their family, and their attention to the business side of things is something we do not take for granted and appreciate all the same.
For this and many other reasons, I can highly recommend SCI/FCI team to all.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

From Australia: a family completed and a sister for Hanna ...

Nothing gives us greater joy when a family trusts us again with a precious sibling for first SCI baby.

We are forever grateful our family is now complete.

We want to say a massive big thankyou to Dr Shivani and her team, you all do a wonderful job you are all very helpful and it makes this step in our journey a little more easier.

After a long hard journey to start our family, Dr Shivani and her team have filled our hearts with love and joy with not just one baby but 2 our gorgeous baby,
Hanna Sophia she is now 2 and half and is very smart and gorgeous, also our newest addition to the family

Tabitha Katie who I am sure will follow in her big sisters footsteps.

We would like to say a massive huge big THANKYOU to our surrogate B you will be forever in our hearts and lives without you Tabitha would not be possible, you did an amazing job and she is in perfect health and for this we thankyou so very much.
Big thanks from Australia

Memories and friends we will treasure for ever
lots of love from Ann, Nick, Hanna & Tabitha

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at: drshivnainsachdev@gmail.com

Sunday 15 March 2015


We are privileged to assist clients from around the world, sharing different worlds, cultures and traditions. but all treasuring and loving our babies...

(Their message)

Our baby girl is five months old now and she has already started posing for pictures (one hand holding her dress and another on the wall).  

Not only our family but all are relatives and close friends are very happy and grateful.

If you would like further information about surrogacy, please email us at: drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Tuesday 10 March 2015

From the U.S : a bundle of twins

Always wonderful to see another family completed, such joy...

Dear Dr. Shivani and SCI team,
We haven’t got enough words to thank you. We are so thrilled to have created our family with the arrival of our TWINS; we are blessed with a girl and a boy on January 2, 2015. Both of them are so adorable!!! What a great way to start our year 2015 with the precious TWINS. We are forever thankful to Dr. Shivani, our surrogate and the wonderful SCI team for making our dream a reality.
It has been a month since we are back in the US with the TWINS. With the assistance and professionalism from SCI team, the process was easy and less stressful to bring our TWINS home soon.
We will be forever grateful!! We are proud to be a part of the SCI family!!
With lots of love,

Bhairavi, Shailesh, Aryana & Aarin

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us: drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Tuesday 3 March 2015

From the UK: a beautiful baby girl

Another much wanted blessing

Dear Dr Shivani and the SCI Team,

Words cannot begin to express just how grateful we are to everyone at SCI and of course our incredible Surrogate Mother.  

As with everyone who embarks upon surrogacy, we had a long and difficult journey to the arrival of our baby daughter and will forever be thankful for the hard work of everyone at SCI.  

Our daughter, Isla, arrived safely on 31st January and is just perfect!

If you would like to know more about surrogacy, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Monday 16 February 2015

From Australia: Twin boys

What a wonderful outcome for a wonderful family...

Dear Dr. Shivani and Team,

Our twin boys Ethan and Jack were born in December, 14.  Our gratitude and appreciation for our surrogate, Dr. Shivani and SCI staff are beyond words could
describe.    We are particularly impressed with the professionalism of SCI staff and how they service intended parents, providing us with endless
assistance and information without any delay. Because of that, we felt that we were in a good hands along the way and received sufficient supports needed. 

Life is a journey, thank you SCI and team took an important part in our journey and have made our dream of becoming parents come true. 

Troy, Anita, Ethan and Jack

If you would like to know more about surrogacy, please email us at: drshivanisachdev@gmail.com

Tuesday 3 February 2015

A year on...

Another wonderful update from some proud parents...

Greetings Dr. Shivani and SCI Team!

It is so hard for us to believe that Asher is one year old today!  It seems like just yesterday we were in New Delhi awaiting the birth of our beautiful baby.  Because of the hard work of Dr. Shivani, her team, and our dear surrogate, Shanti, our most precious gift was delivered to us!  Words can never express our deepest gratitude for all of you who made our dream come true of becoming fathers!  We are so very blessed to have Asher, who each day fills our hearts with more love and joy than we ever imagined was possible.  We are also so fortunate to know all of you.  We will always be thankful for all you have done for us! Thank you thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

As we celebrate Asher's first birthday, we hope that all of you enjoy the cakes we have sent as a small token of our gratitude, and help us to celebrate Asher's 1st birthday!  It's so wonderful to know that he is being celebrated and thought of on this special day in the place that he was born!

We've also attached a few pictures of Asher in this email.

We wish you all the greatest of blessings!  Thank you so much for everything!

-Tim, Nathan, and Asher

If you would like to find out more about surrogacy, please email us at drshivanisachdev@gmail.com