Surrogacy is a solution addressing fertility issues. The process takes fertilized eggs from the biological mother and transfers them for gestation into the uterus of another woman, who is known as the surrogate. She carries the fetus in her womb for the full term of pregnancy, gives birth to the child or children, but has no legal claim to the newborn/s.
Currently the most common form of surrogacy is “full surrogacy.” The surrogate carries the fetus after an IVF process, which usually involves external fertilization of the future parents’ egg and sperm, or donated egg.
A surrogacy procedure is required when a woman is unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy for medical reasons, or when the intended parents are two men.
Surrogacy in Georgia offers several advantages. Costs are one consideration. Other benefits include: the ability to launch the procedure immediately rather than endure a lengthy approval process involving various government entities, no limit on the number of times fertilized eggs can be transferred to the surrogate’s uterus; an initial transfer occurring no more than some two months after the procedure has begun; and the possibility of gay surrogacy.
Surrogacy begins with counseling. Royal Surrogacy provides potential parents with detailed information and explanations of the various medical, legal, and bureaucratic aspects involved. This counseling session helps parents select their optimal choice. The next step is a series of medical tests conducted at a clinic of their choice.
Once the tests are carefully reviewed and approved to ensure that the process can be carried out in Georgia, legal and medical forms and documents are signed. This essentially launches the surrogacy process, which may also include location of an egg donor as needed.
Ova and sperm are then transferred to a professional medical center in Georgia, where IVF is performed. With the future parents present, the resulting embryos are introduced into the surrogate’s uterus. It is also possible to conduct fertilization in another laboratory which will send the frozen embryos to Georgia.
When the surrogate’s pregnancy is confirmed, close oversight ensures that all relevant tests and treatments are conducted. The biological parents arrive in Georgia shortly before the estimated due date to ensure they are present at the birth and can experience this uniquely joyous moment of the arrival of their newborn/s.
After the birth, we take the parents and baby to a furnished apartment specially prepared for them in advance. Royal Surrogacy meanwhile handles all relevant bureaucracy, including obtaining the newborn’s birth certificate and passport. We then coordinate the family’s return home.
Surrogates are young women (19-35) who have already experienced at least one pregnancy and one normal birth. They are selected following thorough medical and psychological screenings which ensure their understanding of the process in entirety, and who are willing and able to adopt the responsibility. Click here to read about our surrogates at Royal Surrogacy.
A surrogacy agreement is a detailed contract between the designated biological parents and the surrogate mother. The agreement regulates both sides’ mutual obligations, including the surrogate’s lack of parental rights or legal considerations vis-à-vis the newborn.
Yes, but at least one of the gametes (egg or sperm) must derive from the future parents. Surrogacy is not permitted when both the sperm and egg are donated.
An egg donation involves a woman supplying her egg to another woman who cannot conceive. The egg donor waives all parental rights in advance to any baby born through the ova donation.
Egg donations address various conditions in women who have conditions such as ovarian deficiency, ovarian failure, reduced ovarian reserves, embryos/ova of consistently insufficient quality to be fertilized, unsuccessful IVF treatments, women over 45, and women with severe genetic defects.
Many countries only have a small number of eggs available for donation, making it common to seek egg donors in other countries including Georgia, Ukraine, and USA. Selecting an egg donor is a meticulous process that must comply with proper medical protocols. The donor must undergo a series of tests and screening to rule out genetic defects or a history of diseases. Preliminary tests in the donor identification process include screening for Hepatitis B and C, HIV carriers, CF (Cystic Fibrosis) mutations, Karyotyping, Carrier Mapping, and more.
Usually between 12 to 14 months but take into account that it can alter.
Currently it is not yet possible to offer gay surrogacy in Georgia. However, we recommend checking our site for updates.
The newborn does not hold Georgian citizenship but is granted the same citizenship as the designated parents.
The cost of a surrogacy procedure in Georgia generally ranges from $45,000 to $75,000. The difference derives from variables such as egg donations, the number of embryos transferred to the surrogate’s uterus, and other factors.
In almost every surrogacy procedure more than one embryo is transferred. Wanting to maximize the process, as a general rule Royal Surrogacy recommends transferring two embryos (twins) for higher success rates, and very often the birth of healthy twins. Note that multiple embryos transfer increase risk of multiple pregnancy and it further increase change of complications usually. Transfer of one maximum 2 embryos is recommended based patient consent only.