Commercial surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman is paid to carry a pregnancy, and deliver a child. This form of surrogacy is preferred by infertile couples. This process is often referred by terms such as ‘wombs for rent’ or ‘outsourced pregnancies’.
Although a contentious issue, commercial surrogacy is a legal process of bearing a child in various countries in the world. In fact, it is safe to say that the demand is reaching such gigantic proportions that it is now being termed as an industry in itself. It is however banned in several countries such as Japan, Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia which does not allow any form of surrogacy.