Surrogacy is a legal process in Georgia, though many countries including the USA have many legal complications.
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 obligations in Georgian surrogacy
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.
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.
Type of surrogacy allows in Georgia
Compensated surrogacy is legally accepted in Georgia since 1997.
The legal contract signed between intended parents and surrogate mothers is a necessary step in Georgian surrogacy law.
The skilled lawyers in Georgia are efficient to document the surrogacy contract considering all ethical concerns.
In Georgia, surrogacy is legally possible when both intended parents and surrogate mothers want to proceed with the process by signing the legal contract agreement.
This agreement clearly mentioned the necessary summits, including compensation for surrogates, parenting authority of the intended parents, etc.
Therefore, Georgia is not surrogacy friendly, but surrogacy in Georgia is closely regulated.
Both altruistic and commercial surrogacy arrangements get legal acceptance in Georgia.
Both intended parents and surrogates have signed the consent form before the treatment procedure starts.
The consent form has clearly mentioned that intended parents will be the legal parents after the delivery of the child from surrogacy and get all the rights and responsibilities of the child.
In Georgia, safe and hazel free surrogacy is possible due to the following suitability:
The birth certificate is issued with the name of the intended parents within 24 hours of the childbirth.
Intended parents do not require any consent from a surrogate to do the registration of the legal parenting authority.
Legal advantages for Intended parents
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 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:
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:
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.