Compensated surrogacy is legally accepted in Georgia since 1997. Georgian law declared that the surrogate mother does not have any right on the delivered child. Georgian law allows surrogacy only for intended parents who are legally married and heterosexual.
It has the advantage to get surrogacy in Tbilisi because intended parents will be the legal parents of the delivered child even after the child delivered from the surrogate mother’s womb.
Gestational Carrier Agreement clearly mentioned that the 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 surrogate before conduction of local notary. Therefore, the scope of any mischief is negligible.
Surrogacy baby’s Birth certificate
The 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 surrogate mother for registration of the infertile couple as parents.
Therefore, there is no birth certificate related difference obtained between normally delivered child and surrogated childbirth. The couples need to fulfill the following requirements for registered them as parents:
- Surrogacy Agreement
- A medical certificate 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 a 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 issuance of the child birth certificate, parents have received the right to move their country along with their child at any time. This hassle-free, immediate service also provides a huge satisfaction to the clients.
IVF in Georgian Surrogacy process
Depending upon the “On Health Protection” law, Georgian country allows extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) in the following circumstances, however, the intended parents’ 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 uterus unable to bear a child so a surrogate mother to be hired for the development of an embryo in her womb. In this process, the artificially fertilized embryo implanted in the surrogate mother’s womb for further growth.
Georgian Surrogate mothers
In Georgia, most of the surrogates have the lower middle-class background, but usually have proper employment, modern amenities and hygienic residential atmosphere. Artificial fertilization requires oocytes and sperm from female and male reproductive organs.
Medical professionals prefer to transfer only one embryo to the surrogate’s womb. But if couple demands twin baby and surrogate does not have any objection and also physically capable to bear two embryones at a time and, then IVF clinician can implant two embryones to the surrogate mother’s womb.
Tbilisi, Georgian Surrogacy Cost
Georgian(Europe not united states) surrogacy program has different surrogacy packages depending upon the cost, which include basic egg donor package, guaranteed baby package etc. In some surrogacy clinic recently launched a bank for Asian Egg Donors who can take a trip to Georgia or any other surrogacy destinations associated with those organization.
Ravi Sharma is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). And a successful pharmacist and a marketer. 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).