In most cases our clinic doctors will recommend transferring only 1 embryo at a time however, subject to the surrogate being medically and physically capable of carrying twins, and consenting to carry twins, the clinic will transfer 2 embryos if you request it. Our program basic egg donor package includes up to 4 embryo transfers and 2 surrogates, if necessary to achieve a pregnancy. Our guaranteed baby package includes unlimited egg donor cycles and unlimited changes of surrogate as necessary to achieve a live, healthy birth. In order to qualify for that package you must let us select the egg donors and the surrogates. Once you have joined the program and completed all documentation, the first embryo transfer could happen within a month.
All women applying to be a gestational carrier are rigorously screened to assess their psychological, uterine and basic overall health. The surrogates need to have at least one child and the age range varies from 19-35. We offer egg donor, BYO embryos and own cycle surrogacy programs. We can provide you with egg donors or you can use your own externally sourced egg donor.
IPs will complete a profile and biography and a FaceTime or Skype video conference will be held with our clinic medical staff before they are matched with a surrogate. The medical and other staff will ask questions regarding your needs and requirements and explain the different medical, legal and administrative aspects of the surrogacy process. Following these conferences the IPs will need to complete a significant number of documents. We will assist you in completing those documents, some of which must be signed before a Public Notary and apostilled by your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In Georgia, by law, surrogates are limited to a maximum of 3 embryo transfers so if you need to have a 4th embryo transfer it will be to a different surrogate.
Once you have approved your proposed surrogate, an embryo transfer will happen within a month, approximately, because we have surrogates screened and ready to be matched with IPs. Twelve days after the transfer, a blood test will be carried out to determine whether or not the surrogate is pregnant. In case of a negative test result, we will continue to transfer embryos by repeating the process with the same or a new surrogate, depending on medical advice.
When pregnancy is achieved, the our medical team will monitor the progress of the surrogate and keep you updated every step of the way. There is no need for you to fly over to Georgia to check up on the progress of the pregnancy. We take care of everything for you. However, some clients have chosen to travel to Tbilisi to meet with their pregnant surrogate and if you want we can facilitate that. We will update you regularly, all test results and scans will be sent to you and we will organize video-conferences with the surrogate with a translator. If you do travel to visit your surrogate you will be welcomed by our local team members.
The surrogates are not permitted to work during the pregnancy and will be compensated during their time off. They will spend their time at home surrounded by their family. The medical team and nurses will have contact with each surrogate at least once a week. All surrogates live close to the hospital. If closer monitoring is required, we will offer them an apartment for them to be closer to the medical facilities. The surrogates undertake regular, at least monthly, pre-natal check-ups involving blood and urine testing, ultra-sounds, psychological and general medical and welfare checks.
When the day of delivery has arrived, we will try to make sure you are there. We will notify you about the expected delivery date and coordinate your arrival. It is important to know that deliveries cannot be calculated with 100% certainty. If the doctor has scheduled a caesarean delivery then you will know exactly when the baby will be delivered. We will have a driver collect you from the airport and take you to your accommodation and thereafter drive you between the accommodation and hospital as required.
After the birth of your child, we will provide you with an apartment for 5 days to allow you time to be with your baby and find longer term accommodation. This will allow you to adapt to your new status as a parent. As long as you remain in Georgia we will ensure you are being taken care of and offer you any assistance we can.
If you are requiring an egg donor, the total services necessary to create your embryos are provided by Global Surrogacy.
The egg donors go through an extensive medical screening. They will be tested for STDs, genetic conditions, immuno-hematology and haematology. They will also be questioned about family medical history, education, specific talents and interests. Most donors are aged between 19 and 32. The information that will be available to you is the following: eye and hair colour, height, weight, age, blood type and Rh factor. The donor may disclose additional information such as work experience, interests and talents and educational background. Based on their profile, you will be able to make an informed decision and find the most suitable donor. You start the process by completing a “Donor Characteristics Form” so that we can offer you suitable egg donor profiles to consider.
Throughout your journey, all communication with us will be responded to within 24 hours. We will provide you with Whatsapp, FaceTime and Signal communication options at the critical phases of your journey. Due to time differences in an international program we endeavour to have someone available somewhere in the world to address your concerns around the clock. We will be project managers for your journey.
All invoices will be issued by GloSurr HK Limited and are payable in EUR or USD. If you want to pay in a currency other than that shown on your invoice we will give you an exchange rate valid for 24hours. You will make the payment by international bank transfer and send us a copy of the remittance advice. All of our invoices have payment terms of 7 days. It is important to remember that we are talking about a human life (your baby) and the medical, psychological and personal care of your surrogate mother. We are incurring expenses to support your child and surrogate mother daily so it is important to pay your invoices on time.
At around month 7 of the pregnancy we will start talking to you about your travel plans and we will prepare all documents necessary for your Child’s citizenship and passport applications and prepare documents necessary for you to establish your parentage – both in Georgia and your own country. Your surrogate will receive local legal advice for this stage and these documents.
Immediately after the birth of your child we will assist you in obtaining your child’s birth certificate and application for DNA testing. You will be given detailed and complete instructions on how to prepare all documentation and the steps you must take. We will assist you by liaising with your local diplomatic post where possible.
Generally, Passport applications must be lodged in person by the IPs at their local diplomatic mission. Not all countries have a diplomatic mission in Tbilisi so it may be necessary to travel to a neighbouring country (eg: Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, Israel) to complete this process. Different embassies have different timelines and priorities in dealing with passport applications. We will liaise with local lawyers in your jurisdiction to hand-over any documents or evidence necessary for you to complete your parentage process.