If you already underwent an IVF procedure and you already have frozen embryos, then, ideally, you will need to come to Georgia for 2 days to sign the notarization contract with surrogate mother. All other questions, including the selection of a surrogate mother, we can solve long-distance by phone, e-mail and Skype. If you are planning to undergo an IVF procedure (along with the procedure of obtaining donor eggs) in Georgia, however, you will need to stay in the country for 1 to 2 months.
We will inform you about the expected delivery date ahead of time. At that time you will need to plan a trip to Georgia for a period of 1.5-2 weeks. Our company’s representatives will put together a packet of required documents and accompany you to the state registration authority, where you will be given a certificate of birth, wherein you and/or your spouse will be registered as the child’s parents. This document does not differ in any way from the document that is issued upon the birth of a child conceived the “regular” way.
The child’s genetic parents will then take this document to their country’s embassy/consulate. Further processing of documents to officially register the child varies for citizens of different countries. Due to the fact that we provide services for citizens of many countries, we cannot describe here the precise mechanism that is involved in the process of officially registering the child at an embassy of each specific country. On the whole, however, the procedure is the same as in the cases where a citizen of another country gives birth to a child, while on a temporary stay in Georgia.
Goodafternoon! Yes, surrogacy is legal in Georgia. All aspects of surrogacy are regulated by the Federal Law. The written agreement between a child’s genetic parents and a surrogate mother is drawn up in accordance with these legal texts.
he requirements for potential surrogate mothers are strictly regulated by legislative acts of the Georgia. According them, any woman, who has at least one healthy child of her own, can become a surrogate mother. The woman must also be completely healthy – somatically and psychologically, and that should be confirmed by the results of medical examinations and tests.
The examinations include:
- complete blood count and blood chemistry test (including blood grouping, Rh typing, and coagulability), urinalysis, cervical culture (including cytological screening of pap smears) and urethral culture. The results of these tests are valid for one month.
- blood test for infections: syphilis, hepatitis B and C, HIV. The results are valid for three months.
- screening for infections: genital herpes, rubella, mycoplasmosis, chlamydiosis, ureaplasmosis, CMV. Valid for six months.
- fluorography; examination by a primary care physician with medical assessment of health status and confirmation of absence of contraindications for pregnancy.
- examination by a psychiatrist and an assessment of the woman’s psychiatric health. Conducted one time.
- complete gynecological examination.
If a woman, who wishes to become a surrogate mother, is married, her husband’s written consent to her participation in the program will be required. In searching for a surrogate mother, one should keep in mind that surrogacy agencies that value their reputation and have their own databases of surrogate mothers are careful to ensure that their candidates for surrogate mothers fully conform to all legal and medical requirements.
Good afternoon, in addition to compensating the surrogate mother, you will incur the following expenses:
1. The cost of your examination
2. The cost of the services of a reproductive clinic
3. The cost of your medications
4. The cost of medications for the surrogate mother.
5. The cost of the surrogate mother’s transportation and living expenses (the amount varies, depending on the place of residence and the cost of transportation).
6. Monthly room and board paid to the surrogate mother (depending on your agreement with the surrogate mother).
7. Prenatal care for three trimesters.
8. Labor and delivery, depending on the chosen hospital.
9. The cost of pregnancy maintenance (based on medical indications)
10. Other costs that tend to arise.
This is an approximate list of expenses that any family can expect to pay, when they request the services of a surrogate mother. A surrogate mother’s compensation is always based on an agreement from both sides. If you come to our company, we offer you ONLY comprehensive services, the so-called “patronage contracts”.
The goal of surrogacy is to help women have children, when they are incapable of giving birth themselves due to medical reasons. If you cannot carry a child to term yourself, then, yes, based on medical recommendations you can take part in the surrogacy program.
According to the current Georgian legislation and bylaws, a surrogate mother is a woman that agrees to carry a genetically foreign child to term for a his or her parents.