Apply to Become a Surrogate in Georgia

Becoming a surrogate is a life-changing decision. Gestational surrogates help make dreams come true for intended parents. If you live in Georgia, you're in a great state to apply to become a surrogate mother. Georgia is one of our most popular states for surrogate applicants – you're in great company!

Your Guide to Becoming a Georgia Surrogate

If you live in Georgia and are interested in becoming a surrogate, here is everything you need to know.

Below you'll find information about:

  • Surrogacy in Georgia
  • Surrogate Requirements
  • Surrogate Compensation
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Georgia Surrogate
  • How to Apply
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Surrogacy in Georgia

Georgia is a surrogacy-friendly state for surrogates and intended parents.

What is surrogacy?

Through in vitro fertilization (IVF), intended parents can establish a biological relation to the child by using their own eggs and/or sperm, or they may use an egg and/or sperm donor. The eggs are fertilized outside the surrogate’s body in an IVF facility and the resulting embryo (or embryos) is transferred to her uterus.

Women from Georgia can apply to become surrogates to match with intended parents (IPs) and carry their baby(ies) and help the IPs achieve their dreams of parenthood.

It's easy to get started in applying to be a surrogate – also called a gestational carrier!

Surrogate Requirements in Georgia

Are you living in Georgia and thinking about applying to be a surrogate? Before applying, you should know that there are certain criteria you must meet. And while each surrogate application is considered on a case-by-case basis, basic surrogate qualifications for Georgia include:

  • Must have given birth before (with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections)
  • Non-smoker
  • Between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Have a BMI of 18-33
  • Live in the U.S. (we do not currently work with women from HI, LA, MI, or AK)

Surrogate Pay in Georgia

Surrogate applicants from Georgia have the opportunity to earn between $55,000 to $60,000 as a gestational carrier, which includes base pay and benefits/expenses.

Surrogate mothers are compensated for their emotional, physical and mental dedication to their surrogacy journey. A single fetus can earn a surrogate $35,000 and an additional $5,000 for a multiple birth. An experienced gestational carrier typically receives a higher compensation.

You can speak about your personal compensation with the RP team once you apply.

How Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After you've filled out the surrogate application and gone through our screening, you'll be ready for the next step. Once you are accepted into the surrogate program, you will be ready to match with intended parents.

Reproductive Possibilities works with intended parents from all over the country, and all over the world. As a surrogate from Georgia you will be asked what type of intended parents with which you wish to match. You will also have the opportunity to express a preference for matching with intended parents close to Georgia, or who live international, or anywhere in between!

The Matching Process

RP will begin sharing your surrogate profile with possible intended parent matches. Once intended parents express interest in your profile, we will recommend scheduling a conference call with a member of the Reproductive Possibilities team. We will host the call and ask all parties a series of questions including:

  • Preferred forms of communication
  • Willingness to carry multiples, reduce and/or terminate a pregnancy
  • Family and support systems.

We ask all parties to communicate with our team the following day to discuss whether you would like to move forward to matching.

If you and the intended parents both agree to move forward, then you are considered matched, and the screening process begins! If you feel that it’s not a good fit, share your thoughts and concerns with us, so we can help to find intended parents that are a better match.

Once matched, your coordinator in our office will share contact information to begin communication.

Building a Relationship

Every surrogacy journey – and relationship between surrogate and intended parents – is unique. Your relationship with your intended parents may start out slowly, but it will continue to develop as you progress through your journey. The more details and milestones you share with each other, the closer you can become.

From the very beginning – the initial phone call with your IPs – you’ll discuss communication so that everyone is on the same page from the start of the journey.

Benefits of Being a Georgia Surrogate

There are many benefits to being a surrogate from Georgia!

  • Top-rated hospitals and clinics. From Augusta to Atlanta, Georgia has respected hospitals and clinic facilities. Georgia surrogates are always close to high quality medical care.
  • Local Intended Parents. While RP works with intended parents from around the country and the world, we also work with many parents who live in the southern states in and around Georgia if you are looking to match with IPs who live close to you.
  • Experienced team and support. RP has been working with Georgia surrogates for decades!
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Common Surrogate Questions

Is Georgia surrogacy friendly?
Georgia is considered to be a surrogacy-friendly state, as the state currently has no specific laws about surrogacy and the courts are generally favorable towards the surrogacy process. Surrogacy contracts are seen as legal and enforceable, and establishing parentage is relatively straightforward. Both intended parents and surrogates are required to have separate legal representation to ensure that the rights of all parties are represented and protected in the surrogacy contract.
How much do surrogates get paid in Georgia?
Over the course of the entire surrogacy process, surrogates in Georgia typically earn between $55,000 to $60,000. This includes the base pay of $35,000 and all other expenses. Surrogates who have already acted as a surrogacy before can expect to earn higher compensation.
How do I become a surrogate in Georgia?
The first step towards becoming a surrogate in Georgia is to fill out an application. The application contains a detailed questionnaire that covers your personal and medical history. Once completed, your application is closely reviewed by our case managers, who focus primarily on your reproductive history. If you fulfill all the requirements to be considered eligible for surrogacy, our team will connect with you directly and get to know you better over a series of interviews.

How to Apply to Be a Surrogate

The first step is to fill out a detailed application to share your medical and personal history. We will review the information provided with a focus on your pregnancy/delivery history, as well as your understanding of the surrogacy process and your support system.

If your application meets our surrogate requirements, you will be contacted to complete a series of interviews with our experienced team, where we’ll ask additional questions, discuss your medical and criminal background and answer any questions you may have about surrogacy, our support and your next steps.

Become a Surrogate in Georgia