Surrogacy in Georgia was legalized in the 1990’s. Why are Intended Parents traveling to Georgia to enter a Surrogacy arrangement?
-Surrogacy is illegal in their home country.
-Surrogacy laws in their country do not explicitly defend the privileges of Intended Parents.
-Surrogacy in their home country is financially out of reach.
Georgia legislation states the Intended Parents will be listed as the legal parents of the child. Intended Parents are legally the guardians of the child even when an Egg or Sperm Donor is used. The birth certificate is issued immediately after the birth and the Surrogacy clinic will assist you with this. The Surrogate Mother is not required to consent the Intended Parents be listed on the birth certificate. Note: Georgia does not allow singles and gay couples.
Article 143. Extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) is allowed:
- For the purpose of treatment of infertility, as well as in case of risk of transmission of genetic disease on a wife’s or a husband’s part, by using sex cells or an embryo of the couple or a donor, if the couple’s written consent has been obtained.
- If a woman has no uterus, for the purpose of transfer and growth of the embryo obtained as a result of fertilization to the uterus of another woman (“surrogate mother”). The couple’s written consent is obligatory.
- For the purpose of artificial fertilization it is possible to use female and male sex cells or an embryo conserved by the method of freezing. The time of conservation is determined according to the couple’s will by established procedure.