The Republic of Georgia is a prime surrogacy destination for many intended parents who are seeking cheap surrogacy services. Surrogacy agencies in Georgia offer low-cost services to intended parents that save more than $100,000 compared with the USA.
The overall economic situation in Georgia is low. Many Georgian women have started their journey as surrogate mothers for monetary benefits. But exploitation of surrogate mothers in Georgia is a common issue because of the lack of surrogacy regulation in this country.
In 1992, commercial surrogacy became legal in Georgia. Moreover, in this country no limits on the number of surrogacy arrangements one can solicit. Therefore, critics often consider this as an unregulated market and gestational surrogates have little to no rights in surrogacy arrangements.
According to the legal Surrogacy regulation in Georgia, only married heterosexual couples can avail of the journey. Therefore, Surrogacy to single parents or same-sex couples is not allowed in Georgia.
Many surrogacy clinics in Georgia offer a guaranteed baby program relatively at a higher cost. But intended parents avail this program only after the sperm of a genetic father’s sperm need to be confirmed by the doctor and intended parents need to select the surrogate mother and egg donor who have been suggested by the surrogacy agency.
The exit process of foreign couples in Georgia with a baby who has been born through surrogacy takes time from 2 weeks to 10 weeks depending upon the home country of the foreign couples.
In Georgia, the baby born through surrogacy is considered to be stateless till he/she has not received citizenship of their country. Therefore, intended parents have to depend on their country’s local embassy. Following is the rough estimated time for an exit that depends upon the specific country:
- US citizens two to four weeks
- UK citizens eight to ten weeks
- Australian citizens five to six weeks
However, intended parents from different countries can avail surrogacy safely in Georgian territory.
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.