Surrogacy in Georgia
Georgia is an increasingly popular destination for surrogacy because of the location and cost.
There have been some recent changes in the manner in which birth certificates are issued and the regulations for use of egg donors however, we have successfully navigated our clients through the process. The immigration and passport process to return to the UK is fairly straight forward.
We have represented many couples for whom Parental Orders have been granted without any difficulty following surrogacy in Georgia. It is important to do extensive research and secure references from other British couples who have successfully used the agency / clinic that you are considering using.
The better surrogacy agencies / clinics in Georgia will be transparent about their surrogate recruitment policy and compensation paid to the surrogate. The onus is on you to ask relevant questions at all times to make sure that exploitation does not take place. We advise that you have private discussions with your surrogate and hire an interpreter where necessary. Most clinics offer assistance in this respect.
Having conducted surrogacy cases for many years, we are in a good position to advise you of the pitfalls to look out for. We also have experience with the citizenship and passport procedure to get you back to the UK with your child swiftly.
If you are considering surrogacy in Georgia, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice on your legal rights. We can also put you in contact with lawyers in Georgia who have helped our clients in the past.
Regardless of the law in Georgia, the surrogate is always the legal mother. Whether one of you is the legal parent will depend on the circumstances surrounding the insemination or embryo transfer and whether the surrogate is married or in a Civil Partnership. It is essential that you get advice before you start the process and preferably before you select the surrogate. We will advise you on whether you can become legal parents to the child(ren) and if so, how to return to England with the child. We will then provide a bespoke service for you to obtain a Parental Order.
A Parental Order extinguishes any legal rights that the surrogate and her husband have for the child and makes you the legal parents. If you do not apply for a Parental Order by the time the child is 6 months old, you may need to consider alternatives such as adoption. This deadline has been extended in some cases. We will work with you to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is in place for the Parental Order process within the deadline.
Please call our surrogacy lawyers for advice on surrogacy in Georgia.
Do read our testimonials to see what other couples say about us.
Please be advised that our role is limited to providing legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England.
We will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic. Entering into a surrogacy arrangement abroad requires much research and advice. Our role is to advise you on your position from a UK law perspective if you were to proceed with your arrangement. If our advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement, it should not be considered as advice to proceed. If we have acted for couples who have entered into similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed.
We will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will we review your surrogacy contracts.