Related to Surrogacy Laws | Posted on November 15th, 2019
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Compensated surrogacy has been legal in Georgia since 1997. Intended parents must be heterosexual couples
Surrogate mothers tend to come from lower social classes, yet live in clean and modern homes and be employed.
In Georgia, there has been a marked growth in surrogacy from 2010. Georgian couples made up the majority of Intended parents through surrogacy in Georgia from 2008-2010. However, from 2010, Georgia has become increasingly used by intended parents from the UK, USA, Israel, Australia, and mainland Europe.
Gender testing can be done, but only for medical purposes, not for gender selection.
Foreign Intended Parents do not have to travel to Georgia to sign surrogacy contracts, but can instead mail an apostilled Power of Authority, authorizing surrogacy agency staff to sign on their behalf.
Both intended parents names appear on the Georgian birth certificate.
A marriage certificate is not required.
For legal reasons, all citizens of the UK and Spain need to engage with single surrogates in Georgia.
Neither Spain nor Australia has embassies in Georgia, so couples must engage with their nearest diplomatic mission in order to complete citizenship and passport requirements. Britain has a diplomatic mission in Georgia where citizenship can be processed.
- Shipping Embryos
Georgian regulations around shipped embryos have become more complex as of August 2019. Georgian clinics now require a letter from the sending clinic, indicating couples full names, passport information and declaring no donor was used. It must be signed by the IVF doctor, and be on clinic letterhead. In addition, a certified copy of the sending clinics registration license is required. You need to have this document apostilled and provided to the Georgian clinic.
- Egg Donors
Caucasian is available, offers photos with family history, occupation/ area of study, previous donor history and physical details.
- Exit Processes
Children born via surrogacy to foreigners in Georgia are born stateless and have no citizenship until their intended parents apply for Citizenship of their home country.
The average time required to obtain travel documents for a child born through surrogacy to foreigners varies by country of residence.
UK citizens 8-10 weeks
Irish citizens 3-4 weeks
Australian citizens 6 weeks
US citizens 2-3 weeks
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