The Importance of Surrogate and Egg Donor Body Mass Index (BMI)

At Circle, one question that always comes up is: “Why is my BMI so important?” In order to be considered for surrogacy or egg donation, applicants have to meet certain qualifications. One such requirement is Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated using a formula that divides an individual’s weight by their height to […]

Surrogacy Terms: Gestational Carrier vs. Surrogate

Gestational carrier. Gestational surrogate. Surrogate. Surrogate mother. These words are used, often interchangeably, to describe a woman who carries a child for intended parents. So why do these different surrogacy terms exist? And which one is the right one to use? Let’s start by distinguishing the two types of surrogacy – traditional surrogacy and gestational […]

Choosing Known vs. Semi-Known Egg Donation

This post, written by Circle Director of Marketing Kristin Marsoli, was originally published on Parents via Egg Donation Infertility can be a long road. You’re investing a tremendous amount of time, money and emotion into doing everything you can to fulfill your dreams of parenthood. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out the way you […]

Circle Attends ABA Family Law Section Conference

Insurance and surrogacy panel

Recently, Circle Attorneys Dean Hutchison, Esq. and Natalie Kanellis, Esq. attended the The American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Fall Conference. Natalie led a panel “Insurance for ART in a Post-Obama World”, where she spoke about the complexities involved with insurance and surrogacy, and fighting appeals on behalf of IPs and Surrogates when insurance is […]

Australia Votes YES to Same-Sex Marriage – Circle Surrogacy

Australia Votes Yes

Shouts of celebration were heard across Australian on Wednesday last week after the results of a two-month postal survey came out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. This is a huge, happy win for the LGBT community in Australia. Hundreds gathered to hear the announcement, which was met with rainbow smoke, dancing and tears of […]