Apply to Become a Surrogate in Alabama

Becoming a surrogate in Alabama is an honorable choice, and Reproductive Possibilities is committed to providing every woman who chooses surrogacy with the care and support needed from day one. Whether you reside in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, or elsewhere, our team will be able to match you with the best possible intended parents for your surrogacy journey. Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alabama surrogate, and we encourage you to learn about the process below.

Your Guide to Becoming an Alabama Surrogate

Surrogacy is one of the most remarkable acts a person can complete. Helping loving couples and individuals become parents, when in many cases they might not otherwise be able to, is a rare and admirable gift. If you’d like to learn about how surrogacy in Alabama works, the Reproductive Possibilities team has organized a guide for you:

  • Surrogacy in Alabama
  • Surrogate Requirements in Alabama
  • Surrogate Compensation in Alabama
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being an Alabama Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Alabama
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Surrogacy in Alabama

The state of Alabama does not currently have laws in place regarding surrogacy contracts. However, even without existing laws, surrogacy contracts can proceed in the state without issue.

What is Surrogacy?

A gestational surrogate is someone who carries and gives birth to a baby for someone who is not able to conceive and/or give birth on their own. This includes individuals and couples who are dealing with infertility or other medical issues that make pregnancy impossible or dangerous. Same-sex male couples and single fathers also sometimes use a surrogate. Although the phrase “surrogate mother” is sometimes used, the surrogate is not the child’s mother in any sense. She shares no genetic connection with the child, nor will she raise the child. The surrogate becomes pregnant through IVF using an embryo that was created with eggs and sperm from the intended parents and/or donors.

How does surrogacy work in Alabama?

Alabama does not have laws that specifically regulate surrogacy. This may change in the future, but for now, it does not negatively impact anyone wishing to embark on a surrogacy journey in the Yellowhammer State. Surrogacy contracts can proceed normally in the state, though it is always advised that all parties work with a reputable surrogacy agency that will assist every step of the way.

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Surrogate Requirements in Alabama

Like all surrogacy programs, Reproductive Possibilities has a list of requirements in place to protect everyone’s health and safety. To be accepted into our program, please review the following conditions:

  • You must be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old; sometimes exceptions can be made for an experienced surrogate
  • You must have a BMI rating between 18-33
  • You must not use tobacco products, be exposed to second-hand smoke, or vape
  • You must have given birth before, with no history of medical complications and no more than three c-sections

Once we receive your application, it will go through our team’s review process. We read every application carefully and individually to determine whether to accept the prospective surrogate. If we decide to move forward, we’ll continue the application process through a series of interviews. Learn more about surrogate requirements.

Surrogate Pay in Alabama

There are different types of surrogacy arrangements, but in gestational surrogacy, the surrogate receives compensation for her role. Typically, in Alabama, it’s not uncommon for surrogates to receive $55,000 to $60,000 in total. If you are an experienced surrogate, meaning that you have already completed a successful cycle, you can request a higher pay package.

How Alabama Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

Reproductive Possibilities has years of experience finding the right intended parents for each and every surrogate within our program.

To kick things off, we first conduct a conference with the surrogate where we ask prepared questions that will help determine her preferences. A separate conference is held with prospective intended parents where we ask similar questions. If after these meetings our teams feel that a potential match is in progress, we’ll schedule a group conference.

During the group conference, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How does everyone prefer to communicate?
  • Do both sides have stable support systems in place? This includes family or friends.
  • Are all parties willing to move forward in the event of multiples?
  • How does everyone feel about pregnancy termination and reduction?

If agreements are made across all areas, then our team will consider you matched.

To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.

Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Alabama

Surrogacy offers women in Alabama a number of exciting benefits. In addition to the competitive compensation, which can be up to $60,000 per cycle, surrogates can look forward to the following:

  • Access to your area’s top-rated medical facilities
  • Support from the Reproductive Possibilities team at every stage of your journey
  • A surrogacy contract that respects your rights and wishes
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How to Become a Surrogate in Alabama

Before anything can get started, our surrogate application needs to be completed in full. When we receive your application, we’ll be looking to confirm whether you meet all of our requirements and if you are a good fit for the program. If we decide to move forward, we’ll reach out to schedule a series of one-on-one interviews with you so we can discuss your personal and medical histories in more detail.

Of course, if you have any questions for the Reproductive Possibilities team at this time, we will be happy to assist.

Become a Surrogate in Alabama