Be a Surrogate in Georgia

Surrogacy in Georgia 

Staying true to its title as the "Empire State of the South," Georgia is a great place for both surrogates and intended parents with its favorable laws and access to numerous IVF centers.

Home to Progressive Thinking

Georgia continues to be one of the most progressive states in the U.S. when it comes to family-building options. In 2009, the state passed The Option of Adoption Act, the first law in the nation to allow the adoption of donated embryos.

Favorable Law

While Georgia law is silent on surrogacy, Georgia attorneys have routinely assisted all types of couples and individuals establish their parental rights through the courts when surrogacy is involved.

Intended parents establish parentage before a surrogate’s third trimester, so the child leaves the hospital with an issued birth certificate that recognizes the intended parents as the legal guardians. The legal procedures for surrogacy in Georgia are simple for surrogate mothers and rarely require their attendance in court hearings. If an egg donor is used in a surrogacy arrangement, she and the intended parents will create a contract in which she relinquishes her maternal rights to the child, establishing the rights of the donated embryos and any child born from those eggs, to the intended parents. 

Benefits for Surrogates in Georgia

The first payment is the $500 Expedited Screening Bonus. You are eligible to receive $500 if we receive all required paperwork (including previous Prenatal and Delivery records), medical pre-approval AND you and your primary support person complete your Social Work Screening within 3 weeks of submitting your application. In order to receive this bonus, you must match with intended parents in our program. Of note, this amount is deducted from your base fee, but will be deposited shortly after matching, prior to receiving any other surrogacy payments. Then you receive a $500 advance after you complete your medical screening. Please note, these two payments are deducted from your base fee.

  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Compensation based on Georgia residence
  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Build a life-long relationship with forever grateful intended parents
  • Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
  • Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process

Family and reproductive law is continually developing and changing. As such, there is no guarantee the information on this website is current or correct. Circle’s in-house legal team and referring attorneys provided the information listed, and it is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney’s legal counsel. In any individual case, you should always confer with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and is licensed to practice in the particular state at hand.

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