7 Steps to Become a Surrogate in Alaska

The process to becoming a surrogate doesn’t need to feel stressful. We’ve broken it down into 7 simple steps and we have surrogacy specialists ready to help you along the way.

The choice to become a surrogate is a personal and important decision. It’s one that will have an impact on your own life and another family’s life forever. Discover what it takes to become a surrogate in Alaska with our simple 7-step process.

Get started on the process at any time by contacting one of our surrogacy specialists.

Step 1: Decide if Surrogacy is Right for You

You need to decide if surrogacy is right for you, your lifestyle and your family. There are also a number of factors that will determine if surrogacy is right for you right now. The requirements to factor into how to become a surrogate in Alaska include:

  • Be between the age of 21-45

  • Have a healthy BMI of 30 or less-   Have at least one previous successful pregnancy and no more than five vaginal births or three cesarean deliveries

  • Be currently raising your child(ren) in your home

  • Have no major complications from previous pregnancies

Step 2: Connect with American Surrogacy

If you meet the requirements above and decide you’re ready to become a surrogate in Alaska, it’s time to get connected with American Surrogacy. By connecting with our surrogacy professionals you get personalized assistance throughout the surrogacy process.

Step 3: Complete the Screening Process

The next step to becoming a surrogate in Alaska is to go through the screening process. Through this part, you will have an in-home assessment and background check done. You will also meet with physicians, social workers and psychologists to collect:

  • Self-disclosed medical, social and drug history

  • Medical records provided by a physician

  • Birth records from previous pregnancies

  • Federal and state criminal background checks

Step 4: Match with Intended Parents

Connecting with the right intended parents for you is an important step to becoming a surrogate mother in Alaska. You will create a profile and include preferences on the type of intended parents you’d like to work with. Based on these criteria, you will get to choose from intended parents who best meet your requirements and vice versa.

Step 5: Draft Legal Contract

While becoming a surrogate in Alaska, it’s important to have counsel to represent you throughout the process. Your attorney will assist in drafting a legal contract in accordance with the attorney of the intended parents. This contract will outline potential risks and responsibilities. The contract helps keep your surrogacy experience a positive one, as it helps make expectations for each party clear.

Step 6: Prepare for Embryo Transfer

When you are ready to begin preparing for the embryo transfer you will likely be placed on fertility medication to enhance the likeliness of a positive transfer. The embryo, made up of the egg and sperm of the intended parents or a donor’s egg or sperm, will then be implanted at a fertility clinic. Usually, you will need to stay at the clinic for a few hours after the transfer. From there you are recommended to rest for a few days following.

Step 7: Give the Gift of Parenthood

The final step to the process of surrogacy in Alaska is giving birth, and watching this family that you’ve grown a relationship with become complete. After a hospital stay to ensure both you and the baby are healthy, you all will be able to go home with a forever connection.

Becoming a surrogate in Alaska can be a rewarding experience. Connect with American Surrogacy today to work with our talented surrogacy specialists, who will help you through each and every step along the way.