3 Qualifications to Become a Surrogate in Alaska

It can be an intensive process to become a surrogate. There are 3 sets of criteria required for you to meet to go through with becoming a surrogate. Learn more about what guidelines and qualifications will be needed from you as you begin your surrogacy journey.

Women have many reasons for wanting to become a surrogate. From wanting the additional income, to making dreams come true, there are dozens of reasons why you may be considering this journey.

If you feel you meet the requirements to become a surrogate, you can contact a surrogate professional today.

However, there are three sets of qualifications to be a surrogate in Alaska that you need to meet before you can carry someone else’s child.

Physical Qualifications

Pregnancy can take a toll on your body, not to mention the potential risks and complications that can be associated with it. This is why there are physical qualifications to be a surrogate in Alaska. This is to ensure you are capable of carrying gestational pregnancy at minimal risk to both yourself and the baby. These physical qualifications can be a good indicator as to whether you are a good fit to become a surrogate. The basic required standards are:

  • Currently 21 – 40 years old

  • Have a healthy BMI

  • Have carried at least one pregnancy successfully to term

  • Be raising a child of your own in your own home

  • No major complications in your previous pregnancies

Psychological Qualifications

There are several emotional and psychological challenges to surrogacy. As you navigate the qualifications to become a surrogate in Alaska, it’s important to take stock of your mental and emotional wellness. When you begin your surrogacy journey you will need to go through a psychological screening. You are essentially giving up your body, time and energy to help bring a life into the world to create a beautiful family for the intended parents.

This is a huge commitment and it’s important to take all precautions as you prepare for it. During your in-home screening, there will be a time to evaluate yourself and other adults who live with you. A licensed social worker will sit down with each of you individually to discuss your motivations for surrogacy, and fears or concerns and your partner’s commitment to surrogacy.

It may also be beneficial to consult a licensed psychologist as you go through the process. We also ask that you and your significant other talk to a licensed psychologist. During your sessions, you may discuss things like:

  • Personality testing

  • The “what-ifs” that could happen during the process

  • How you might feel when giving the baby to the intended parents after delivery

Screening Qualifications

To become a surrogate mother in Alaska you have a series of screenings to go through. This includes a background check, medical screening and psychological screening mentioned above. Medical screening will help ensure you are physically ready to go through with a healthy pregnancy, protecting both you and the baby. A medical evaluation will include:

  • Review of personal and sexual history

  • Physical exam to include Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SIS)

  • Lab testing – blood and urine test

  • Letter from your physician stating you passed the screening and are capable of carrying a baby to term

This is not to prevent you from becoming a surrogate. Instead, this is meant to prepare everyone for the journey you are about to embark on.

Speak with a Surrogacy Specialist Today

If you feel you meet the qualifications to become a surrogate in Alaska, the next step is to get in contact with a surrogacy specialist at American Surrogacy. Our team is ready to begin the process with you to start going through the screening process and help you get on your way to carrying the child of excited intended parents.