What is surrogate motherhood
Nowadays surrogacy is getting more and more popular since there is an increasing number of severe cases of infertility in the world. Let’s have a look at the surrogacy definition. Surrogate motherhood is process of carrying and delivery (even premature one) of the baby under the contract, drafted between a surrogate mother (the woman who carries the baby after embryo transfer) and biological parents, whose gametes were used for impregnation or a single person, who can’t carry and deliver a child because of medical issues.
Who is a surrogate mother
Surrogate mother is a woman, who agrees to go through surrogacy process altruistically or for a monetary reward. She gives her consent not to have any legal and parental rights on the infant. So, basically, surrogate becomes a biological substitution of an intended mother, who is unable because of certain reasons to get pregnant and give birth to the baby.
What type of surrogate mother to choose
Surrogate mothers can be divided into two categories.The type of a surrogate mother who has no biological relations to the child, is also known as a gestational surrogate or gestational carrier (the last one is more formal and is preferred in legal documents arrangements).It is the most common one as it eliminates the possible complications with the surrogate mother.The gestational surrogates are implanted with an embryo that is a combination of intended parents’ genes due to in vitro technique. So, basically, the embryo doesn’t have any biological relations to the surrogate.
The second type of a surrogate mother is a traditional one. A traditional surrogate has a genetic connection to the child since she gets fertilized by donor’s or intended father’s sperm.The way she gets pregnant also differs- unlike the gestational type, the traditional one requires artificial insemination approach instead of in vitro.
Traditional surrogacy is the only one option, when the intended mother has some genetic disorders that she doesn’t want to transfer to her child or has some issues with egg production or menopause. This type has one big disadvantage:if the contract isn’t filled properly, the surrogate can be eligible for legal mother’s right.
In both cases, everything is regulated by previously signed agreement so the proper contract arrangement is a must to avoid possible difficulties.
Surrogate motherhood in Georgia
Georgia belongs to the countries where are no severe legal restrictions on surrogacy. The woman can apply to any surrogacy agency and become either an egg donor or a surrogate mother. In contrast to such countries as Denmark and Canada where surrogacy is totally non-profit, the woman can get monetary compensation.
Moreover, there are a lot of surrogacy agencies in Georgia with big number of offers. And the whole process may take only up to eighteen month. So it is high time to make the first step towards long-awaited happiness.