GEORGIAN SURROGACY PROGRAMS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COMMENCE NEW CONTRACTS SINCE MARCH 2020, DUE TO GOVERNMENT CONCERNS OVER COVID-19
An announcement on a new start date is expected around 15 February 2021
Compensated surrogacy has been legal in Georgia since 1997. Intended parents must be heterosexual couples
Surrogate mothers tend to come from lower social classes, yet live in clean and modern homes and be employed.
In Georgia there has been a marked growth for surrogacy in Georgia from 2010. Georgian couples made up the majority of Intended parents through surrogacy in Georgia from 2008-2010. However from 2010, Georgia has become increasingly used by intended parents from the UK, USA, Israel, Australia and mainland Europe.
Gender testing can be done, but only for medical purposes, not for gender selection.
Foreign Intended Parents do not have to travel to Georgia to sign surrogacy contracts, but can instead mail an apostiled Power of Authority, authorising surrogacy agency staff to sign on their behalf.
Both intended parents names appear on the Georgian birth certificate.
A marriage certificate is not required.
For legal reasons, all citizens of the UK and Spain need to engage with single surrogates in Georgia.
Neither Spain nor Australia have embassies in Georgia, so couples must engage with their nearest diplomatic mission in order to complete citizenship and passport requirements. Britain has a diplomatic mission in Georgia where citizenship can be processed. We offer one stop solution.
Shipping Embryos UPDATE
Georgian regulations around shipped embryos have become more complex as of August 2019. Georgian clinics now require a letter from the sending clinic, indicating couples full names, passport information and declaring no donor was used. It must be signed by the IVF doctor, and be on clinic letterhead. In addition, a certified copy of the sending clinics registration licence is required. You need to have this document apostilled and provided to the Georgian clinic.
Caucasian are available, offer photos with family history, occupation/ area of study, previous donor history and physical details.
Children born via surrogacy to foreigners in Georgia are born stateless and have no citizenship until their intended parents apply for Citizenship of their home country.
The average time required to obtain travel documents for a child born through surrogacy in Georgia to foreigners varies by country of residence.
Surrogacy & Egg Donation is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how best to minimise the chance of problems. To book in for a Surrogacy Advice Consultation with Growing Families Director Sam Everingham see our Surrogacy Advice
Expert providers and parents who have completed their family via this destination frequently talk at Growing Families Events. To attend an event to learn more about this destination and other options see our Event Schedule