Reproductive Laws in Georgia

  • givfadmin
  • May 22, 2013 5:51 pm

Overview

Married or couples in a stable relationship can receive treatment. Reports are that some clinics will treat single women. There are no age restrictions for treatment.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Egg donation and sperm donation has been legal since 1997. Donations are legal regardless of marital status. No age limits appear to apply, although all donors are anonymous by law.

Surrogacy

Commercial surrogacy has been legal since 1997. The surrogate mother has no parental rights to the unborn child. Case law supports that a child born by a surrogate will list the Intended Parents as the legal parents, even if the egg and/or sperm are donated but Intended Parents must be married for the Intended Mother?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s name to go on the birth certificate. No matter the genetic origins, the surrogate has no rights to the unborn child. Couples or singles may pursue surrogacy and their name(s) will go on the birth certificate. Birth certificates are issued immediately upon birth (usually within one day). No lawyer is needed to obtain the birth certificate and consent from the surrogate is not needed to obtain a birth certificate with the Intended Parents?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ names on it.

Disclaimer: Reproductive laws are a relatively new legal area and are in constant flux throughout the world. It is often hard to obtain current and accurate information, and we are always updating information on our site. Anyone pursuing reproductive assistance abroad should contact lawyers and clinics directly to confirm the current status in that country and any legal restrictions that might apply. GlobalIVF does not claim any accuracy for the information printed below and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If you have additional or conflicting information please contact us and we will update our site.

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