LAW OF GEORGIA FOR SURROGACY MOTHERHOOD
Surrogacy and donation procedures are legal in Georgia and under the supervision of the Georgian state. The medical process is entirely controlled by Georgian laws and regulations. The rights and obligations of the potential parents and the surrogate are set out in the contract, which becomes valid after notarization. The parties cannot be made to act or behave in any way, shape, or form contrary to the clauses set in the contract. The surrogate mother has no parental rights over the child. The relevant laws can be observed below:
Law of Georgia “On Health Protection''
Article 143. Extracorporeal fertilization (IVF) is allowed:
a) For the purpose of treatment of infertility, as well as in case of risk of transmission of genetic disease on a wife’s or a husband’s part, by using sex cells or an embryo of the couple or a donor, if the couple’s written consent has been obtained.
b) If a woman has no uterus, for the purpose of transfer and growth of the embryo obtained as a result of fertilization to the uterus of another woman (“surrogate mother”). The couple’s written consent is obligatory.
The couple is considered to be parents in case of the childbirth with the responsibility and authority ensuing from it. A donor or a “surrogate mother” has no right to be recognized as a parent of the born child.
For the purpose of artificial fertilization it is possible to use female and male sex cells or an embryo conserved by the method of freezing. The time of conservation is determined according to the couple’s will by established procedure.