SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD ALGORITHM
(THE MEDICAL PROCEDURE WHERE THE REPRODUCTIVE CELLS OF THE DONOR ARE USED)
1-Conducting a telephone conversation with couple seeking treatment and establishing the medical treatment sought.
2-Observing the results of previously conducted medical tests and determining if there is any need to conduct further tests before the treatment begins.
3-Informing the couple on the procedure with the assistance of certain charts and documents:
-The contract establishing the rights and obligations of the surrogate and the couple.
-The contract establishing the rights and obligations of the clinic where the medical treatment is sought.
-The payment plan
4-Invitation of the couple to Batumi for a face-to-face meeting and the preparation of certain documents.
-The couple has to come to Georgia with their passports.
5- The selection of the egg donor.
-The donor candidates are presented to the couple and an appropriate donor is selected in accordance with the couple’s wishes and expectations.
-The donor’s medical test results are shared with the couple. If the dates of the tests have expired, they are conducted again.
-The donor has to prove her capability to reproduce. She has to be younger than thirty years old, and has to have at least one healthy child.
6- The start of the ovulation induction treatment on the donor.
7- The oocyte gathering process and the creation of the embryos by merging the oocytes with the sperms from the potential father.
8- The freezing of the embryos.
9-The selection of the surrogate mother.
-Once again, candidates are presented to the couple..
-A medically appropriate donor is selected..
-As in the donor selection process, the consent of the couple is vital. If the couple has any reservations about a certain surrogate, that surrogate cannot be hired..
A person can be a surrogate mother only if certain conditions are met: She has to have at least one healthy child; a specialist has to determine that there aren’t any physical or mental obstacles for a potential pregnancy; she must not consume alcohol, cigarettes or drugs; if she has a partner or a husband, he has to consent to the surrogacy as well; she should not have any diseases or any other medical conditions that might jeopardize the well-being of the baby.
10- The preparation of the contracts between the surrogate and the signing of the contract with a notary as a witness.
Meanwhile, at this stage, the surrogate mother candidate goes through all the necessary medical tests.
11-The surrogate mother is medically prepared for the embryo transfer.
12-The transfer of the embryos to the surrogate mother.
-After the transfer, the surrogate is given all the medications that she has to take for next 12 days until the pregnancy test and informed as to all the rules and guidelines that she has to follow for a successful pregnancy. Once we have the news of a positive pregnancy test, the surrogate mother will be placed under medical supervision until she gives birth.
-The follow up tests will be done once a month and the couple will be informed of their resulsts accordingly. The couple may be present in all of these tests if they wish.
13-The preparation of the documents at the hospital once the baby is born.
In the baby’s birth certificate, the couple will be registered as the parents of the baby With the birth certificate, the couple can go to their consulate and acquire their child’s identification documents, and return back to their country.
Note: The couple seeking the surrogacy treatment must have passports and use their passports when they are entering and leaving Georgia.