A Brief Summary of the Following Article
- Elevate Baby offers surrogacy services to intended parents, providing expertise in surrogacy laws in Georgia and personalized support.
- Surrogacy is legal in Georgia, with two main types: traditional (not offered by Elevate Baby) and gestational (offered).
- Surrogate eligibility criteria include age, BMI, prior childbirth, health, non-smoking status, financial stability, and willingness to undergo evaluations.
- A Georgia surrogacy agreement must address compensation, medical expenses, provider choice, parental rights, liabilities, and termination conditions.
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Surrogacy is an incredible family planning option that allows intended parents the opportunity to build the family they have dreamed of. When an individual or couple has decided that surrogacy is the right path for them, it is important to have a full understanding of what surrogacy entails and any legal aspects that could affect the journey. To ensure that individuals can fully enjoy all there is to experience throughout the surrogacy journey, hiring our team of Georgia surrogacy professionals at Elevate Baby can help answer any questions or concerns about the journey.
With years of experience providing personalized surrogacy services to intended parents, individuals can trust us to provide the care and attention they need to achieve their dream of becoming a parent. Most of our staff have gone on their own assisted reproduction journeys. This allows us the unique opportunity to understand and empathize with what intended parents are going through. We strive to go above and beyond for all of our clients so that they feel supported and cared for every step of the way.
Is Surrogacy Legal in Georgia?
The state of Georgia has no defined surrogacy laws, which means that it is technically legal due to there being no laws prohibiting the practice. There are two main types of surrogacy that may be utilized in Georgia: traditional and gestational.
Traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate mother has a biological link to the child they carry for intended parents. Traditional surrogacy, while technically legal in the state of Georgia, is not a service offered at Elevate Baby.
Gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate, also referred to as a gestational carrier, has no biological link to the child they carry for intended parents. Gestational surrogacy is the only type of surrogacy service offered at Elevate Baby.
For more information on the different types of surrogacy and the legalities involved in pursuing surrogacy, contact our Georiga surrogacy professional to learn more today.
Who Can Become a Surrogate?
The job of a surrogate carries huge importance and not just any woman is fit for the position. Only women who meet certain qualifications that provide the best possible chance at a successful surrogacy journey are eligible to become surrogates with Elevate Baby.
To become a surrogate with our agency, the women we work with must meet the following criteria:
- Surrogate mothers must be between the ages of 21 and 40 years old
- Surrogates should have a body mass index of 32 or lower
- Surrogate mothers should already have given birth and be raising at least one child
- Surrogate mothers should be in general good health
- Surrogate mothers should be non-smokers
- Surrogate mothers should be financially stable
- Surrogate mothers must be willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluations
At Elevate Baby, our goal is to ensure that all of the surrogate mothers we work with meet each of the requirements for surrogacy eligibility before they are matched with intended parents. This is important not only for legal purposes, but also to ensure that the surrogacy journey is an overall positive experience.
What to Include In a Georgia Surrogacy Agreement
The gestational surrogacy agreement is a document that lays out the terms of surrogacy between all involved parties that may include the intended parents, surrogate mother, the surrogate’s spouse or registered domestic partner, along with any sperm or egg donors.
In a surrogacy agreement, there are certain elements that must be included. These elements include the following:
- The amount of compensation that the intended parent(s) will pay to the surrogate mother.
- The medical and living expenses the intended parent(s) will take care of for the surrogate.
- Whether the surrogate will be able to choose a local provider for her care.
- That the surrogate donors, if they are not the intended parents, will give up all parental rights to the child.
- That the intended parent(s) will become the child’s legal parents upon the birth of the child.
- The risks of liabilities for all parties involved in the journey.
- Agreed upon terms and conditions regarding termination and selective reduction.
To begin the surrogacy journey, contact our team of surrogacy professionals at Elevate Baby today.
Learn More About Georgia Surrogacy Laws With Elevate Baby Today
At Elevate Baby, we understand that surrogacy offers intended parents the chance to realize their dreams of parenthood. With years of experience serving clients with the top-of-the-line service they deserve, we are able to ensure that their surrogacy journeys are joyful and fulfilling throughout each step of the process.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!