Surrogate Motherhood


What is Surrogate Motherhood?

Surrogate Motherhood is the method of transferring the embryos obtained by using the egg and sperm cells of the couples who want to have a baby to the womb of another healthy and fertile woman. The baby who is born will genetically carry the genetic structure of the parents. Surrogate Mother is the only person who carries and gives birth.

To Whom Is Surrogate Motherhood Applied?

  • Women without wombs from birth
  • Women whose wombs have been taken because of mandatory surgery (tumor, myoma, cancer, etc.)
  • Women who have had miscarriage successively
  • Women whose wombs are not suitable for pregnancy
  • Ashermann syndrome (in women who are not eligible to have pregnancy, even if they have womb)
  • In cases where the woman’s being pregnant and giving birth is risky (women with serious heart and lung diseases, women with a clotting disorder, which may pose a vital risk).
  • Women with congenital anomaly
  • Gay couples
  • Women who do not want to give birth for social reasons

Who Can Be a Surrogate Mother?

  • Young and healthy women
  • Women without any infectious disease
  • Women who do not have alcohol-cigarette usage and drug-substance abuse
  • Women who previously had healthy birth
  • Women who do not have pregnancy-related diabetes and pre - eclampsia story in their previous pregnancies
  • Women whose social life and psychological status are suitable for surrogacy
  • Women without a chronic disease (diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
  • Women who are not very weak or obese (Body Mass Index must be in normal standards)

How the Process Begins and the Biological Family is Prepared?

The first step in the surrogacy method; starts with pre-testing of the couple who are in need of this process and who apply to our center.

Then, the egg preparation stage of the biological mother, which lasts 10-12 days, starts.

With the completion of the preparation of the eggs, egg collection is carried out in our center in Georgia. Sperm taken from the father on the same day are fertilized in the lab with and the embryos obtained are transferred to the mother.

Babies born through this method bear the genetics of their parents, ie their biological parents. The baby does not receive any gene from the surrogate mother.

In cases of lack of ovaries & sperm, egg & sperm quality, decreased egg count, genetic problems and etc. case egg and sperm donors can be made in addition to the surrogate mother process. The eggs obtained from the donor by IVF method are fertilized with the sperm of father candidate and the resulting embryo is transferred to the surrogate mother at the appropriate time.

How is the Surrogate Mother prepared?

Firstly, psychological tests and interviews are done to evaluate whether the surrogate mother is ready for pregnancy or not, in addition to routine blood tests and gynecological examinations.

The treatment process is started on the second or third day of the menstrual period. In this process, the surrogate mother's womb is made suitable for the embryos to be transferred with the necessary drugs. The preparation process is 17-20 days under the supervision of a physician. If the embryos are pre-treated and frozen, the process is performed with these embryos. If there is no frozen embryo the surrogate mother's womb preparation vitro fertilization infant treatment of the couple are done synchronously and fresh embryos are transferred.

Legal Transactions and Procedures in Surrogate Motherhood

In order to fulfill the legal requirements and to protect the rights of the couple applying to this procedure, our team, which is an expert in surrogacy, ensures that the agreement is signed at the notary authorized through the Georgian state between the applicant couples and the surrogate mother, both in Turkish and Georgian, including the arrangements that protect all rights of the family and the newborn baby.

Thus, after the surrogate mother gives birth the baby to be born will belong to the couple and the surrogate mother cannot claim any rights on the baby. In addition, mother's name is written as the genetic mother and the father's name is written as the genetic father on the birth certificate.

Single men can do this process in accordance with the procedures to have a baby.