If the couple seeking surrogacy are found to be suitable, then their case will be put before the ethics committee. This is an independent body of professional and lay people. The ethics committee will evaluate the case and come to a conclusion on whether surrogacy is viable and recommended. The committee will assess the reason for surrogacy and the motives for the host to carry a child for somebody else. In addition, the committee will evaluate the welfare of the child born as a result of the treatment and for any existing children.