Circle is proud to work with women from Georgia who want to become surrogate mothers and help others achieve their dreams of parenthood. See how much surrogates make in Georgia, surrogate mother requirements and how to apply to become a surrogate.
Circle has worked with many surrogate mothers from the great state of Georgia! Circle also has many intended parents who hail from the state of Georgia as well, and in some cases, have been able to match surrogate mothers and intended parents who live just a few hours from each other.
Georgia is a very favorable state for surrogacy, despite no statutory of case law directly addressing surrogacy contracts in Georgia. Courts regularly establish parental rights for intended parents through a pre-birth declaratory judgment. The petition filed on behalf of the intended parent outlines the surrogacy arrangement, how the embryo(s) came to be created, how the transfer resulted in the pregnancy, and affirmation of the ongoing support for intended parents to be cleared the legal parents of the expected child. The judgment declares the intended parents as the legal parents and directs for the state of Georgia to create the child’s birth certificate listing the intended parents together (or the single parent alone). The court process is very seamless – everything is handled between counsel for the intended parents and for the gestational carrier, with no in-person hearings required for the parties, making Georgia a desirable state for surrogacy.
In order to qualify to become a gestational carrier in Georgia, women must meet the following requirements:
- Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
- Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
- Is between 21-41 years of age.
- Typically has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
- Is a citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States. If a surrogate is a legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States, the surrogate must be able to provide documentation that is valid for at least 2 years.
- Does not participate in the following government aid programs: cash assistance, welfare, public housing and section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Becoming a surrogate mother in Georgia is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Surrogate mothers receive the following surrogate pay and benefits:
• Surrogates from Georgia get paid up to $55,000, inclusive of all compensation and benefits (see all Compensation and benefits)
• Gaining an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
• Working with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker who will be by your side every step of the way
• Connecting with other surrogates across the country, and being part of an active surrogate community