Gestational Surrogacy at RBA
Reproductive Biology Associates works with gestational surrogates for families-to-be in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia.
If gestational surrogacy is the best choice for starting your family, RBA can assist as you travel that path. We’re dedicated to helping greater Atlanta, GA families have babies through state-of-the art technology and comprehensive fertility planning.
At RBA, we understand how emotionally, financially and physically taxing starting a family through surrogacy can be. We bring medical precision and human compassion to our work with couples, singles and members of the LGBT community. We involved in every step, donor egg and sperm, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and embryo transfer to the gestational carrier.
What is gestational surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy involves partnering with a surrogate mother who – as a gestational carrier – is in no way biologically or genetically related to the child she is carrying. She is the provider of a nurturing environment in which the baby can grow throughout the gestational period. In other words, a traditional surrogate donates her own egg for the pregnancy, while a gestational surrogate does not.
When should you use a surrogate mother?
Sometimes, women find themselves able to get pregnant, but not able to carry a baby to full term. Surrogates provide a womb environment for your biological baby’s gestation. Gay couples and single men can work with gestational carriers to have babies who are biologically related to them, too. You might consider gestational surrogacy if:
- A female partner cannot carry the pregnancy because her uterus has been removed due to cervical or uterine cancer, fibroids or endometriosis
- A female partner has an intact uterus but cannot carry the pregnancy due to physical or emotional factors such as severe diabetes, depression or other
- You’re a single male, or a gay couple utilizing a donor egg
Gestational Surrogacy at Reproductive Biology Associates
RBA works with you and your chosen surrogate mother to ensure a smooth, step by step process: from the time you select your surrogate, and throughout your gestational surrogacy experience. We are proud to partner with some of the top surrogacy agencies in the state to make egg and sperm harvesting, IVF and embryo implantation a success.
Once you have identified surrogacy as the right option for your family:
- Your egg donor will be administered medications to stimulate egg production and will undergo an egg retrieval procedure; or the eggs will be harvested from a frozen donor egg program
- The harvested eggs will be fertilized via IVF using sperm from the father or chosen donor
- RBA will incubate and assess the embryos, and then transfer the embryo to the gestational surrogate
- RBA will administer a pregnancy test after two weeks to confirm the pregnancy
Surrogacy: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find a surrogate in Georgia?
The best way to find a surrogate is to consult with several surrogacy agencies in the greater Atlanta area. RBA can help you contact some of the nation’s leading surrogacy agencies, which will work to match you with a healthy gestational carrier. We’ll answer your medical questions during the selection process. We’ll also help facilitate healthy communication and collaboration between our team of fertility specialists, your gestational surrogate and you throughout the gestational surrogacy process.
What are the surrogacy laws in Georgia?
Surrogacy has been legal in Georgia since 1997. According to Georgia law, the intended parent(s) and not the surrogate will be registered as parent(s) of the newborn child(ren). This is the case even when egg or sperm come from third-party donors and not the intended parent(s). For additional information, visit the Parliament of Georgia “Laws of Georgia on Surrogacy” web page.
Is surrogacy a good choice for LGBT families?
Surrogacy is a good choice for gay couples and single men who want to pass along their DNA to their child, sharing a biological lineage. RBA is proud to assist LGBT couples with the dream of starting their own families by partnering with healthy surrogates.
How much does surrogacy cost?
Because gestational surrogacy involves legal agreements, IVF, and potentially egg and sperm harvesting or donation, costs vary significantly. Surrogates typically earn about $40,000 per pregnancy, and medical expenses can run between $50,000 and $90,000 additionally.
RBA is here to help with your financial concerns and direct you to some financing and payment schedule options that might work. Visit our Financial Solutions page for information about how to afford starting your family through surrogacy.
Choose RBA for Surrogacy in Atlanta, Cumming, Fayetteville, Lawrenceville and Marietta, Georgia
At RBA, we want to help make your dreams of starting a family come true. The first step is bringing your hope – and your questions! – to our team of specialists for an introductory conversation. We’re proud to care for families throughout the the state of Georgia.