Compensated surrogacy is legally accepted in Georgia since 1997 by the law.
International Commercial Surrogacy facilitates surrogacy tourism to intended parents.
The increasing infertility rate and expensive cost of surrogacy in western countries had made Georgia a preferable surrogacy tourism site.
International infertile couples or people who desire to be single parents often prefer to visit Georgia for opting for commercial surrogacy.
Since the past decade, international fertility tourism has grown remarkably.
Intended parents from different countries visit Georgia due to poor surrogacy facility, and infrastructure or commercial surrogacy banning.
Georgia is considered a great option for conducting commercial surrogacy because of the availability of a suitable budget and preferences.
The infertile couple, the single intended parent, or homosexual people from across the globe have come to Georgia and get experience the parenthood pleasure with the best quality service at a cost-effective rate.
There are some countries where egg donation, surrogacy, and sex selection for balancing are completely banned. Many fertility service providers in Georgia provide all these facilities under one roof with maintaining all the legal aspects required to carry surrogacy.
Following are some significant advantages to pursue surrogacy in Georgia and make this country a surrogacy tourism hub.
In this present scenario, Georgia is the best alternative surrogacy destination. In Georgia, both altruistic and commercial surrogacy arrangements are legally accepted.
Although there is no surrogacy law in Georgia, the efficient legal process followed in Georgia proficiently regulates the surrogacy process. Georgian law declared that the surrogate mother does not have any right over the delivered child.
It has the advantage to get surrogacy in Georgia because intended parents will be the legal parents of the delivered child even after the child is delivered from the surrogate mother’s womb.
Gestational Carrier Agreement clearly mentioned that compensatory amount agreed between client and surrogate along with other terms and conditions including the legal rights of the client.
The agreement should be duly signed by both intended parents and surrogates before the conduction of a local notary. Therefore, the scope of any mischief is negligible.
A birth certificate will be issued within one day after the delivery of the child and the intended parent’s names are registered in the birth certificate of the delivered child.
The birth certificate does not mention anywhere the surrogate mother’s name, even need not take any consent from the surrogate mother for registration of the infertile couple as parents.
Therefore, there is no birth certificate-related difference obtained between normally delivered children and surrogated childbirth.
The simple process has been followed to issue the birth certificate and does not require any involvement of a lawyer.
After the issuance of the childbirth certificate, parents have received the right to move their country along with their child at any time. This hassle-free, immediate service also provides huge satisfaction to the clients.
Depending upon the “On Health Protection” law, Georgian country allows Extra-corporeal fertilization (IVF) in the following circumstances, however, the intended parent’s consent is mandatory:
- To treat infertility and also to minimize the risk of genetic disease transmission from a male or female member of a couple by using sex cells or an embryo of the couple or a donor.
- A woman without a uterus is unable to bear a child. In this case, a surrogate mother needs to hire for the development of an embryo in her womb. In this process, the artificially fertilized embryo is implanted in the surrogate mother’s womb for further growth.
In Georgia, most of the surrogates have a lower-middle-class background, but usually have proper employment, modern amenities, and a hygienic residential atmosphere.
Artificial fertilization requires oocytes and sperm from female and male reproductive organs. In some cases, the cryopreservation technique is applied to conserve the embryo for future use.
The duration of the conservation period depends upon the process and scheme selected by the couple.
Medical professionals prefer to transfer only one embryo to the surrogate’s womb. But if a couple demands a twin’s baby and the surrogate does not have any objection and is also physically capable to bear two embryos at a time and, then an IVF clinician can implant two embryos into the surrogate mother’s womb.
Georgian surrogacy program has different packages depending upon the cost, which include basic egg donor package, guaranteed baby package, etc. In some surrogacy clinics recently launched a bank for Asian Egg Donors who can take a trip to Georgia or any other surrogacy destinations associated with those organizations.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.