Surrogacy in Georgia
Who can perform a surrogacy process in Georgia?
Those heterosexual marriages whose wife is unable to become pregnant or whose pregnancy process may pose a risk to the mother or baby
How much does a surrogacy process cost?
How and where are payments made?
Payments are made in cash or by transfer to the clinic, surrogate mother and egg donor (in case of ovodonation).
Where are the contracts signed?
All contracts will be signed in Georgia, including the contracts with the clinic and the surrogate mother. It is not necessary to sign the contract with the Surrogate Mother in person before the embryo transfer, but it is possible to do so through a power of attorney.
How long does the process take?
The process usually takes 12 to 18 months, depending on how long it takes to achieve pregnancy. Approximately 2 or 3 months may pass between each embryo transfer.
Is it possible to perform sex selection?
Is there an age limit for intended parents?
No, there is no legal age limit for starting a surrogacy process in Georgia, but it is recommended not to start after age 50 or 55.
What requirements must intended parents meet?
Intended parents must be a heterosexual marriage and intended father must be fertile, as he must contribute his genetic material. The intended mother must be unable to gestate or such gestation could pose a serious problem for the mother or the fetus.
Is it possible to abandon the process once it has begun?
Once a pregnancy is achieved, the intended parents must continue the process to the end.
How many trips must parents make to Georgia?
At least two trips must be made to Georgia. The first trip to sign the contracts and have the father contribute his genetic material, and the last at birth.
After birth, how will the baby be registered?
The baby will be registered in the name of the intended parents after the birth in Georgia. The newborn must then be registered in the parents' country of origin, and this depends on the laws of each country and their consulates.
What requirements must the surrogate mother meet?
For a woman to be part of a surrogacy program, she must be of legal age and have at least one healthy child.
What kind of medical tests does the surrogate have to pass?
Do the Intended Parents sign a contract with her?
It is not necessary for the Intended Parents to sign a contract directly with the Surrogate Mother, as both should be in Georgia a few days before the embryo transfer. In most cases, the Intended Parents on their first trip to Georgia will sign a power of attorney in favor of our coordinator, and our coordinator will sign the surrogacy contract with the pregnant woman before the embryo transfer.
Who monitors the pregnancy?
All pregnancy monitoring will be done at the Zhordania clinic.
Does she have some kind of right over the newborn?
The surrogate mother will have no rights over the newborn.
Can the surrogate mother provide her own eggs?
No, the surrogate mother will never provide her own eggs.
Can the intended mother provide her own eggs?
Yes, as long as the intended mother is fertile and a process of ovarian stimulation is not contraindicated.
How many IVFs can be performed with your own eggs?
Our unlimited program includes an IVF with your own eggs. If a new IVF is required, the new IVF must be performed with egg donation. In general, in each IVF we obtain 4 to 8 eggs.
What medical tests should egg donors perform?
Egg donors will be required to perform urine tests, blood tests, a chest x-ray and a transvaginal ultrasound. In addition, the egg donor must be of legal age and the mother of at least one healthy child.
Is it possible to meet the egg donor?
In Georgia, intended parents can meet the egg donor if they wish, as long as the egg donor has no objections.