How Surrogacy Works in Alaska [7 Steps]

If you’re at the beginning of your journey to surrogacy, you probably have a lot of questions. American Surrogacy wants to help you through the Alaska surrogacy process.

If you’ve been considering and researching surrogacy, you’ve already started the process. Learning as much as you can and determining if surrogacy is right for you is the first part to going through the Alaska surrogacy process.

If you’re ready to continue your surrogacy journey, you can connect with a surrogacy specialist to get the support you need.

Learn more about our process for surrogates and intended parents hoping to take the steps to the surrogacy process in Alaska.

Alaska Surrogacy Process for Surrogates:

Step 1: Get Started With An Agency

It’s important to feel comfortable and supported throughout your journey. By working with American Surrogacy, you can rest assured that we will be there to have your back throughout the Alaska surrogacy process.

Step 2: Complete The Surrogate Screening Process

There are requirements you need to meet when becoming a surrogate. Meeting these standards and going through in-home assessments and background checks is the second step of the surrogacy process in Alaska.

Step 3: Match With Intended Parents

It is an exciting part of the journey to search through profiles and finally match with intended parents. You will discuss your preferences when it comes to working with intended parents with your surrogacy specialist. From there they will offer you profiles that they feel could be a perfect match.

Step 4: Begin The Legal Process

As a surrogate, you will have an attorney to assist you with the legal process of surrogacy in Alaska. They will come up with a contract to ensure that both parties feel safe and outline any potential risks along with responsibilities and expectations.

Step 5: Complete The Embryo Transfer

You will work with the intended parents’ fertility clinic to complete the embryo transfer. They will use the egg and sperm of choice, which will be fertilized for a course of time. Then the embryo will be transferred to you. You will likely take fertility mediation in advance to prepare for a successful implantation. After the embryo is transferred you will need to rest and take it easy for a few days.

Step 6: Finalize The Legal Process

After the first trimester, the attorneys will work on a pre-birth order. This will establish the legal parents of the child, allowing them to make medical decisions and include their names on the birth certificate.

Step 7: Give Birth And Recover

The labor and delivery is the moment everyone has been waiting for. Once you’ve given this precious gift to the intended parents, be sure to take the time to rest and recuperate. You’ve done such a great job bringing this miracle into the world and you will be connected to this family forever.

Alaska Surrogacy Process for Intended Parents:

Step 1: Get Started With An Agency

The best way to begin your process with surrogacy in Alaska is to connect with American Surrogacy. By working with an agency, you will get one-on-one assistance throughout the entire process. Our surrogacy specialists are ready to help you from step one through the end.

Step 2: Complete The Intended Parent Screening Process

This step is to ensure you are ready for Alaska’s surrogacy process. You will have background clearances conducted to make sure you and the people you share your home with are ready for this process. This helps the whole family prepare and be part of the surrogacy journey.

Step 3: Match With A Surrogate

As you prepare for the surrogacy process, you will create a profile that will include your preferences. This will help you match with a surrogate who has the same ideals you do when it comes to the surrogacy process in Alaska. With the shortest wait times in the industry of an average of 30-90 days, we can help you find the perfect match in the shortest amount of time.

Step 4: Begin The Legal Process

Through American Surrogacy, you can connect with a lawyer who is established in the Alaska surrogacy process. The attorney will assist in updating you on your rights and creating a legal contract that outlines the responsibilities and expectations as well as possible risks.

Step 5: Complete The Embryo Transfer

For this step, you will decide on the egg and sperm used in the process. Some people will choose to use their own egg and/or sperm. You also have the choice to use an egg or sperm donor. If you choose to use your egg, you will be administered a course of drugs to stimulate the production of multiple eggs. You may also use embryos from previous IVF cycles. No matter what you choose, there will then be a transfer to the surrogate and they will then take a pregnancy test after a few weeks to ensure the success of the implant.

Step 6: Finalize The Legal Process

After the first trimester, your attorney will begin working on the pre-birth order. This will establish you as the legal parents and allow you to make medical decisions. This will also ensure your names are on the birth certificate. Parenthood is just around the corner.

Step 7: Bring Your Baby Home

After a hospital stay to ensure the baby and surrogate mother are healthy and ready to go, you will finally be able to take your precious baby home. Coming to the end of the surrogacy journey can be bittersweet as you have spent time creating this bond with your surrogate and baby. Now you’ve reached your dream of parenthood and you get to begin a new a beautiful chapter of your life.

The surrogacy process in Alaska can feel long, but it is so rewarding. Whether you becoming a surrogate and helping a family achieve their dreams of parenthood, or intended parents finally receiving that missing piece in their lives, American Surrogacy is ready to help you. Fill out our online form to get started with your surrogacy journey today.