Thinking about becoming a surrogate in Tuscaloosa?
Or about having a child via surrogacy in Tuscaloosa?
The first step in any Tuscaloosa surrogacy journey is learning about the process that awaits you. Surrogacy in Alabama, while legal and available, can be confusing, especially if you are new to this process. We encourage you to learn more about the steps ahead and talk to professionals before deciding to pursue a gestational surrogacy in Tuscaloosa, AL.
Get started with this guide below. Or, if you’d rather chat with a professional, you can always call our team of experts at 855-787-2229 or contact us online. We’ll always be happy to hear from you.
Looking for a Surrogacy Agency in Tuscaloosa, AL? You’ve Found One
If you decide to move forward with a Tuscaloosa surrogacy, you’ll need to decide whether to work with a surrogacy agency or complete this journey on your own. If you’re new to the process, or you’d rather have a professional handle all the minute details and procedures, an agency-assisted surrogacy in Tuscaloosa will be the best path for you.
Surrogacy agencies (also known as full-service surrogacy programs) are “one-stop shops” for intended parents and gestational carriers. Southern Surrogacy is no different. Our staff has decades of experience with surrogacy in Tuscaloosa, and we will use that knowledge to safely, legally and ethically guide you through the journey ahead. With us, you can rest assured that your surrogacy dreams will become a reality.
As a full-service, regional program, we will:
- Confirm that you’re ready for surrogacy with a thorough pre-screening process
- Create a surrogacy profile to match you with the perfect partner
- Match you with your intended parents or gestational carrier
- Refer you to and coordinate with other Tuscaloosa surrogacy professionals
- Provide support and case management services
- And more
While you can find all of these services at a larger, national agency, Southern Surrogacy offers a few advantages that those professionals cannot. When you work with us, you’ll be working with experts in Alabama surrogacy. Our team has spent decades working in this field, and we’ve built a local network of professionals that national agencies do not have. You’ll receive personalized support and, if you wish, in-person guidance and case management.
At Southern Surrogacy, you’re more than just a number — you’re a member of the family. We’ll be happy to guide you through your Tuscaloosa surrogacy, whether you’re a prospective surrogate or intended parent.
To learn more, give us a call at 855-787-2229 or contact our offices online.
Looking for a Tuscaloosa Surrogacy Attorney?
Many surrogacy agencies and programs cannot provide legal services. But Southern Surrogacy can.
As a law-firm-owned program, we can provide in-house legal representation for all of our intended parents. (We will also help gestational carriers locate independent legal counsel.) We know how complicated Alabama surrogacy laws can be, which is why we take the extra step to handle them from the very beginning.
Intended parents with our program will work with attorneys from firm Claiborne|Fox|Bradley|Goldman. They are regional experts on surrogacy in the South and have worked in this field for decades. As your Tuscaloosa surrogacy attorneys, they will:
- Confirm that your surrogacy meets established Tuscaloosa surrogacy laws
- Draft and negotiate your legal surrogacy contract
- Establish your parental rights through necessary parentage orders
- Provide legal advice and guidance every step of the way
- And more
All of these services will be included in your flat program fees.
Our team will always be happy to answer your questions about surrogacy laws and regulations the first time you contact our program. For more information on our in-house legal representation, contact our offices anytime.
Looking for a Tuscaloosa Surrogacy Clinic?
There’s one other professional you’ll need to complete a surrogacy in Tuscaloosa: a surrogacy clinic (also known as a fertility clinic).
A gestational surrogacy requires the intervention of an experienced medical professional, often a reproductive endocrinologist. These medical professionals will complete the important pre-surrogacy medical steps, including:
- Creating embryos through in vitro fertilization (if not already done)
- Screening both parties (medically and psychologically) to confirm eligibility
- Prescribing fertility medication to their surrogate and monitoring her cycle
- Transferring the embryo to her uterus
Most intended parents have a fertility clinic in mind when they start their surrogacy in Tuscaloosa, AL. They can often work with that clinic for these preliminary steps, even if it is not located near their surrogate. Intended parents should be prepared to pay for their surrogate’s travel and lodging costs, when necessary.
If you don’t have a fertility clinic for your Tuscaloosa surrogacy, please contact one prior to reaching out to our program. A reproductive endocrinologist can determine whether gestational surrogacy is the right path to build your family.
Consider these regional options:
- Alabama Fertility
- ART Fertility Program of Alabama
- The Center for Reproductive Medicine
- Fertility Institute of North Alabama
Please note: This is not an extensive list of regional surrogacy clinics. Southern Surrogacy can provide more upon request, or you can search the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s database for more options.
Wherever you’re at in your Tuscaloosa surrogacy journey, know that Southern Surrogacy is here to help. We’ve helped many intended parents and gestational carriers through this process, and we’ll be honored to provide the quality support and case management you deserve.
Learn more or get started today by contacting our offices.