According to the Surrogacy legislation Georgia, in the case of the delivery of a baby by a surrogate mother, a intended parents, and not a gestational carrier, will be registered as the parents of the baby. The birth certificate will be issued after the delivery of the baby. The birth certificate of a baby born by a surrogate is no different from the birth certification of any other children. The consent of the surrogate is not required to register the couple as parents. Even if an embryo obtained from an egg or sperm that was obtained not from an couple, but from a Egg donor, is transplanted to the uterus of a surrogate mother, the parents will be considered the legitimate parents of the baby. To register a couple as parents, the following will be required: a surrogacy agreement concluded by the couple, a certificate of embryo transfer to the uterus of a surrogate mother issued by an Vita Nova Clinic, and a certificate of the fact of childbirth issued by a maternity hospital. The process for issuing a birth certification is very simple and does not need a lawyer.
Fertilization with donor sperm is permitted:
a) Owing to infertility, existence of the risk of genetic diseases inheritance on a husband’s part or for fertilization of a single woman, if has been obtained a written consent of an infertile couple or a single woman. In case of a child’s birth an infertile couple or a single woman are considered to be parents, with ensuing responsibility and authorities. Donor is not entitled to be recognized a father of a child born in the issue of the fertilization;
b) Withdrawn (21.07.2010. N3553, shall come into operation from 1 December 2010);
1. Extracorporal fertilization is permitted:
a) For the purpose of infertility treatment, also, if exists the risk of genetic diseases inheritance on a wife’s or a husband’s part, with use of sex cells of a couple or a donor or an embryo, if has been obtained a written consent of a couple;
b) If a woman does not have the uterus, by means of transfer of the embryo obtained in the issue of fertilization into the uterus of any other woman (surrogate mother) and its growth. Written consent of the couple is mandatory;
For the purpose of artificial fertilization it is possible to use a female and male sex chromosomes or an embryo preserved by freezing method. Preservation time is defined by a couple’s wish, in the established order.