What Are The Main Medical Processes Involved With Surrogacy Abroad?

For Parents

Most couples who decide to start a family will do so the traditional way, with the woman allowing herself to become pregnant and giving birth to a child nine months later. Unfortunately, not every couple can go this route. Some hopeful families have medical risks present that would endanger the mother and child. In contrast, others have insurmountable medical obstacles, such as previous life-saving operations like hysterectomies that remove the womb and make future pregnancies impossible.

Aside from adoption, surrogacy, where another woman agrees to become pregnant, is a popular alternative. Once the surrogate mother has delivered a newborn, that baby is united with the hopeful couple so they can start their new life together as a family. But in the modern world, many couples are now choosing to travel abroad, to countries like Georgia, with its capital city of Tbilisi, to complete their surrogacy journeys there, and return home with a new baby. Often, more choice and cost-effectiveness are the primary drivers of this decision, but they can still involve some demanding and comprehensive medical processes.

Fortunately, Stork Surrogacy has alliances with top-tier medical partners in Tbilisi to help address any of the processes that a hopeful family may need. Some of these processes include.

Artificial Insemination

This is a common procedure for the vast majority of surrogate pregnancies. In the old days, the only way a surrogate mother could be impregnated with sperm was through actual sexual intercourse. Today, of course, artificial insemination procedures are well-established, and the best results are achieved when experienced medical experts administer the procedure.

The GGRC clinic is one of the partners capable of doing this. In addition to having the resources to help couples search for and partner with an appropriate, medically eligible surrogate mother candidate, GGRC is a full-service medical clinic that can accept donor sperm and then use it at an appropriate time when the surrogate mother is at her most fertile to ensure successful fertilization and subsequent pregnancy.

In Vitro Fertilization

More commonly known as “IVF,” this procedure involves taking a donated egg and donated sperm and then taking the samples into a laboratory to fertilize them there. Once fertilization has been confirmed, the egg is implanted in the surrogate mother.

This is an extremely popular procedure for hopeful parents that want a child with a direct genetic connection to them. In traditional childbirth, the newborn is a 50% genetic mix of the father and 50% genetic mix of the mother but grows as an embryo in the mother’s womb. With IVF, hopeful parents can still get this kind of traditional genetic lineage, but the baby is nurtured in the surrogate mother’s womb.

Facilities such as the Zhordania IVF Center are crucial in providing both the lab environment and the medical expertise for successful IVF procedures.


Obstetrics is the medical specialization that cares for women after a baby is conceived, ensuring regular checkups and treatments, if required, to ensure the health of both the pregnant woman and the growing baby she is carrying. Chachava Medical Center is one example of a Stork Surrogacy partner that excels at this important, long-term phase of the surrogacy journey.

Having opened its doors over 100 years ago, in 1875, Chachava Medical Center has the legacy, reputation, and up-to-date modern medical facilities to allow its seasoned medical staff to care for a surrogate mother during her pregnancy. This also addresses matters such as observing proper nutrition and fitness needs for the mother and stage-by-stage monitoring and treatment of the growing baby. 

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

For couples interested in the IVF procedure to have a baby that is a direct genetic descendent of themselves, “PGD,” as it is referred to in its shorter form, can sometimes be crucial. With the IVF procedure, there is a rare opportunity afforded to hopeful families that traditional couples don’t have. In some cases, one or both partners in a relationship may have a family medical history of a genetic disorder passed onto future generations. Hemophilia and cystic fibrosis are “family diseases” where each new baby runs the risk of being born with this condition.

PGD is a procedure that can take place before in vitro fertilization that can scan a fertilized egg to detect the presence of these illnesses. If a hopeful family knows they run the risk of having a baby born with these conditions, then multiple eggs can be fertilized, with the PGD procedure used to determine which eggs do not carry the disease and implant those within the surrogate mother.

The Inova IVF center is another Stork Surrogacy partner capable of carrying out these procedures to ensure that a hopeful family has the best possible chance to start a new life together with a happy, healthy baby that carries none of the potential genetic risks a family line may pose.

If you’re interested in any of these common main medical processes for your surrogacy journey, Stork Surrogacy has the partners to help.