Georgia

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts

Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

Pre Birth / Post Birth

Pre-Birth

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy

Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

There is no law in Georgia addressing gestational surrogacy. Because it is not prohibited, gestational surrogacy may be practiced.

Vital Records Information

Contacts: Georgia Vital Records Supervisor: Beth (404-679 4702); Joseph Little ([email protected], 770-909-2952)

Judgment: Original Judgment sent to the hospital before baby is born (confirm whether hospital will mail the original to VR or if an original will need to be sent from SLC)

Birth Certificates: The birth certificate is available immediately after the birth record is transmitted to Vital Records.

  • The birth certificate worksheet should list the Intended Parents’ names as parents. The birth record is electronically transmitted to Vital Records within 5 days of the birth.
  • Birth certificate amendments take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. No expedited processing is available. The “Affidavit for Amendment Form” must accompany the certified Order and should be mailed to “Special Services Dept.” at Vital Records.

Local Counsel

Sara M. Clay
(678) 797-1216
[email protected]