Taking a surrogate baby home from Georgia

Georgia becomes a popular international surrogacy destination. Georgian surrogacy legally allows foreign intended parents with different-sex parents as the legal parents of a baby born through surrogacy. In the recent amendment, couples living together now qualify too to opt for surrogacy in Georgia.

Taking surrogate baby home, claiming surrogate baby's nationality

However, surrogacy in Georgia is not legally permissible to other types of intended parents like same-sex and single parents. Therefore, LGBT couples should take great care if they are offered surrogacy services in Georgia.

There is no surrogacy law in Georgia, but the efficient legal process followed in Georgia proficiently regulates surrogacy. Georgian law declared that the surrogate mother does not have any right over the delivered child. Georgian law allows surrogacy only for intended parents who are legally married and heterosexual.

Intended parents will be the legal parents of the delivered child even after the child is delivered from the surrogate mother’s womb in Georgia.

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 parents’ 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 couples need to fulfill the following requirements for registered as parents:

  • Surrogacy Agreement
  • A medical certificate was issued by the IVF clinic, where it has been mentioned that the embryo transfer to the uterus of the surrogate mother
  • A certificate issued by maternity hospital, which mentions the fact of 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 extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) in the following circumstances.

However, the intended parents’ consent is mandatory:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  

Step by step process for taking a surrogate baby home from Georgia
In Georgia, the practical, step-by-step procedure for surrogacy is as follows:

  • The child’s birth certificate ought to be issued within a week of his or her birth. The IPs will be listed as parents on the birth certificate by the Georgian authorities.
  • The child’s birth certificate ought to be issued within a week of his or her birth. The IPs will be listed as parents on the birth certificate by the Georgian authorities.
  • An agreement is signed by IPs and Global Surrogacy. 
  • IPs receive a letter outlining their medical reasons for surrogacy.
  • Original marriage, birth, and change of name certificates are obtained by IPs.
  • In accordance with the Global Surrogacy invoice, IPs pay the first installment.
  • IPs sign a Power of Attorney granting our Georgian attorney the authority to negotiate Gestational Carrier Agreements on their behalf.
  • Global Surrogacy makes arrangements for the apostille of marriage and change of name certificates.
  • Choosing an egg or sperm donor, if necessary, and signing an agreement.
  • IPs send our clinic their sperm or embryos in person or via shipment.
  • Embryo transfer to the surrogate mother.
  • IPs are introduced to a prospective surrogate within days of making their first payment.
  • IPs provide clear instructions to the clinic regarding embryo transfer protocols.
  • The Gestational Carrier Agreement is signed by IPs and the confirmed surrogate directly with the surrogate.
  • All communication and coordination with our Georgia team is handled by Global Surrogacy throughout the pregnancy.
  • IPs have access to medical reports, ultrasound images, and blood test results, as well as regular updates.
  • A tentative delivery date will be provided by the doctor in the final month of pregnancy.
  • Global Surrogacy will obtain the birth certificate for married couples within three days of the birth.
  • Global Surrogacy provides assistance with the child’s citizenship and passport applications.

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