Our Surrogacy Program in Georgia
For decades, intended parents (IPs) and gestational surrogates alike have turned to Fertility Source Companies to enable a high-quality surrogacy experience. We provide IPs with full, unrestricted access to our comprehensive, user-friendly online database, allowing them to review profiles and connect on a personal level, building strong relationships. Throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and beyond, we have achieved great success in helping people to grow their families.
Finding a Surrogate in Georgia
When we use the term “gestational carrier,” this refers to a woman, a “surrogate,” who agrees to carry a pregnancy for an individual or couple, the intended parents. In our history, Fertility Source Companies has collaborated with more than 4,500 IPs in the United States and internationally, doing our very best to help them achieve success in surrogacy.
Surrogacy Laws in Georgia
At this time, there are no specific laws or regulations concerning surrogacy in Georgia. The state has had a friendly approach toward surrogacy, with the courts being favorable toward surrogacy arrangements and legal proceedings. As long as an attorney with reproductive law experience drafts the appropriate contracts, they’re considered valid and enforceable. These attorneys, in a sense, serve as a bridge between IPs and gestational surrogates, being responsible for establishing the rights, responsibilities, compensation, contact expectations, and birth plans.
Georgia Surrogate Costs & Fees
In the majority of states, including Georgia, typically, you can expect a price range of $100,000 to $125,000 for total surrogacy costs. This encompasses the $50,000 base surrogacy fee, allotted in eight installments, upon notice of the fetal heartbeat confirmation. These payments will continue every month that the surrogate is pregnant, with the balance due within 7 days of delivery. The initial $28,000 agency fee will also be included in this amount. Additionally, IPs will be required to reimburse the surrogate for her living expenses, such as a $350 monthly allowance, an embryo transfer fee, a maternity clothing fee, and other miscellaneous charges. Get a more in-depth overview of surrogacy costs and fees.
How Surrogates Are Screened in Georgia
At Fertility Source Companies, we emphasize intended parents’ safety and security. Georgia surrogates are required to meet extensive, exacting screenings, showcasing if they’ll be able to complete the entire surrogacy process. To evaluate physical and mental health, candidates undergo diverse medical screenings, including a pelvic exam, and assorted tests, such as those for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), drug use, and specific disorders, like hepatitis. Women will also have background checks and psychological evaluations conducted by mental health professionals. You can expect our staff registered nurse (RN) to go through candidates’ past pregnancies to ensure they’ve had no complications.
Surrogacy FAQs for Intended Parents
We provide surrogacy candidates with an IP profile, which acts as a rundown of the intended parent with whom they may collaborate. Women will have full access to the IP profile, which includes such information as your family description, the type of parenting style you plan on adopting, and a snapshot of your interests and values. Photographs of you and your family members will be provided, as well.
Yes. While Georgia and its courts do have a positive attitude toward surrogacy, there’s no denying that the specific arrangements and legal processes can be complex. Having a specialized attorney by your side provides expert advice on a wide array of legal aspects. An added benefit is that they help to speed up the surrogacy contract, reducing the likelihood of legal risks.
Yes. Should IPs be in need, we provide multiple financing options that may help you manage your financial responsibilities. Doing so may also help to lower or even remove stress related to surrogacy.
Become a Surrogate in Georgia
We are thankful that you’re considering becoming one of our Georgia surrogates. We encourage you to explore this comprehensive guide, which will give you insight into how you can change would-be parents’ lives.
Why Become a Surrogate in Georgia
If your goal is to be a gestational surrogate, know this is a truly charitable act. You are providing an individual or couple in need with the opportunity to attain their parenthood dreams. At Fertility Source Companies, we staunchly believe that surrogates be fairly compensated, including regular financial payments and reimbursements for incurred expenses.
Surrogate Requirements in Georgia
Ensuring our surrogates’ continued good health is paramount. Beyond looking out for their welfare, this also improves the likelihood of pregnancies achieving successful outcomes. As such, we demand all Georgia candidates meet rigorous surrogate requirements. These guidelines, utilizing industry-wide standards, are in place to protect surrogates, their future babies, and the intended parents. Among these requirements are:
- Being between 21 and 43 years old
- Having had at least one healthy pregnancy, but no more than five past live births or three Cesarean (C-section) births
- Being a United States citizen or having the right to legally work in this country.
- No need to rely on federal or state assistance
- Being a non-smoker and no drug use
- Outstanding physical and mental health, including an excellent history and passing health screenings
- Having a calm, stable home environment
- Having reliable transportation
- Passing a criminal background assessment
The Surrogacy Process
Should you qualify as a Fertility Source Companies surrogate, you’ll first have to apply. For acceptance in our candidate database, you must provide medical records and undergo background checks and mental and physical health screenings. Once registered, you’ll be matched up with hopeful IPs, in an online meeting. After you’ve successfully matched, you’ll need to complete the following steps.
- Have a comprehensive physical exam, conducted by the intended parent’s chosen fertility specialist.
- Sign a surrogacy agreement with an attorney.
- Self-inject yourself with a series of hormonal medications to prepare for pregnancy, usually once per day, for about 30 to 60 days.
- Undergo the embryo transfer procedure.
- Agree to various ultrasounds and blood tests to confirm pregnancy.
- Meet with your local obstetrician (OB) for regular pregnancy visits and delivery.
It’s not uncommon for surrogates and IPs to have questions or concerns about the surrogacy process, at least initially. Fertility Source Companies understands this, and our team will help you at every stage. To put you at ease, many of our staff members were themselves surrogates. They’re very knowledgeable of the process and are always ready to offer vital, next-level support. We welcome you to learn more about the surrogacy process.
Surrogacy Pay & Compensation in Georgia
Georgia gestational surrogates can typically expect to make about $50,000 for their base pay, which includes all incurred expenses. However, it’s important to realize that payment only begins once the baby’s fetal heart rate is detected. Surrogates will receive eight monthly payments, being paid as long as the surrogate is pregnant, and the balance will be due within seven days of delivery. Additionally, you’ll be compensated for other out-of-pocket expenses, such as medical needs, travel, or maternity clothes. Find out more about surrogate compensation and pay.
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Become a Surrogate in Georgia
Yes. Once the surrogacy contract — the legal agreement between IPs and surrogates — is signed by an attorney, it’s considered valid and enforceable within Georgia.
No. Essentially, any person or couple may be eligible for intended parenthood. This includes aspiring singles, LGBTQ+ families, couples struggling with infertility concerns, or those dealing with an array of health issues, especially if they could impact a woman’s ability to safely carry a pregnancy to term.
Generally, surrogates become pregnant through the most common and effective fertility treatment, in vitro fertilization (IVF). With IVF, a healthy, mature egg is combined with sperm, provided by an intended parent or donor, in a laboratory. Once they’ve formed an embryo, it’s then implanted into the surrogate’s uterus.
Our Partner Clinics in Georgia
A major factor in Fertility Source Companies’ long history of surrogacy success is our partnering with fertility clinics throughout Georgia, including in Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, and beyond. For your convenience, below, you’ll find these clinics’ contact information and website addresses.
Montgomery Fertility Center
Tower Oaks Professional Park
3202 Tower Oaks Blvd Suite 370
Rockville, MD 20852
15001 Shady Grove Road Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20850
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