February 19, 2016

Surrogacy law in Georgia

In the 1990s Surrogacy Georgian Government legalized surrogacy and Egg Donations for couples since then Georgia is getting an increase in the number of surrogacy opting for intended parents while egg donors and the surrogate have no rights over the surrogate baby. 

Since 1997 — egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy have been legal in Georgia.
According to the law, a donor or surrogate mother has no parental rights over the child born.
The intended parents will be registered as parents of the child.
Even in the case an embryo obtained from an egg donation or sperm donation, which is transferred into the uterus of the surrogate mother, intended parents will be deemed as legal parents of the child.
The birth certificate will be issued immediately after the child’s birth – within 1 day. The intended parents will be registered as parents on the birth certificate. Consent of the surrogate mother is not required for registration.
The following will be required for the registration of intended parents:
• Surrogacy Agreement
• Certificate of embryo transfer to the surrogate mother issued by the IVF clinic
• Certificate of the fact of childbirth issued by maternity hospital

Article 143

Extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) is allowed.
a) For 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.
b) If a woman has no uterus, for 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.
The couple is considered to be parents in case of childbirth with the responsibility and authority ensuing from it. A donor or a “surrogate mother” has no right to be recognized as a parent of the born child.

Article 144

For 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.

I hope now you are aware of Surrogacy law in Georgia.