Eligibility – hetero married and non-married couples
The legal framework – Whereas surrogacy for foreigners is not permitted in many countries across Europe, Georgia has the process set up in a well-organized manner, with primary legislative provisions in place from as early as 1997. Georgian law does not permit a surrogate to register the newborn on her name: only the intended parents can be registered on the birth certificate. By issuing the certificate within a day, the new parents are assured psychological relief and reassurance. The surrogate must also, by law, maintain all medical instructions provided by the medical staff. Surrogates must be mothers with at least one child of their own.
Advanced medical Centers – Georgia offers medical centers of western and USA standards, often operating as branches of medical institutions from the USA, Scandinavia and other countries. Clinic and hospital staff are world level experts in reproduction and fertility, and are fluent in more than one language.
A broad range of surrogates and egg donors – Georgia has a large range of surrogates and egg donors available. They are young responsible women with medical and psychological profiles suited to the surrogacy process. Parents do not need to join a long waitlist, which would otherwise delay the start of being able to enjoy having a family of their own.
Geographic location – Georgia’s Eastern Europe location is an excellent advantage for couples from countless other countries.
Tourist attractions – a leading tourist attraction with over 4 million visitors annually, Georgia is well equipped to provide hosting solutions for every budget. The parents-to-be can visit frequently during the course of the surrogate’s pregnancy and stay at hotels near the medical centers.
|Pros for Georgia
||Cons for Georgia
|High success rates
||Programs available only for heterosexual couples
|Well regulated law
||Not all embassies re in the country, parents needs to travel in Turkey or Armenia for some paperwork
|Surrogate and newborn insurance available
|Multi-language medical team
||just local universal health care program for surrogates covering a small part of health needs
|Safe and affordable destination
||NICU costs need to be paid, around 160- 250 USD per day
|No waiting list for surrogates or egg donors
||Citizenship of Georgia is not granted
|A Lot of good feedbacks available from parents
||Passport of Georgia is not granted unless your own country denies issuing a passport for your baby.
|The medical indication is needed to start the program