Family Equality Council’s Family Week Beach Campfire in P-town

Last night Dean Hutchison, Director of Legal Services, Nancy Weatherby, Marketing, and Jenn Skarinka, Marketing Coordinator, headed to Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass. to participate in the Family Equality Council’s Beach Campfire. We have to note that the pink and blue beach balls we gave out (Jenn Skarinka’s amazing idea) could be seen up and down the beach throughout the evening.

We had a blast sponsoring such a wonderful and worthwhile event. We felt honored to be there. If you aren’t familiar with the event, the Family Equality Council’s Family Week is a gathering for families to mingle and show their support for the LGBTQ community. We were delighted to see former intended parents with their families enjoying the gorgeous weather.

Here are some of our photos from the event!

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VIDEO: From IP to Circle Surrogacy Employee, Jen Rachman Shares Her Experience

In this video, you hear about Outreach Coordinator Jen Rachman’s journey from Circle intended parent to Circle employee!

Jen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cancer survivor, and mother through gestational surrogacy. She earned a Master of Social Work from New York University and has over a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families.

A New York City native, Jen works on outreach and consultations with intended parents. Additionally, she provides support to potential intended parents who live in the New York metropolitan area.

You can reach out to Jen at jrachman@circlesurrogacy.com. And, follow her on Twitter at @jen_rachman. Jen tweets about surrogacy news in addition to sharing information for cancer survivors looking to learn more about becoming parents.

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If you are considering surrogacy, the best first step is to set up a free consultation with our team (which includes Jen!) to learn about each aspect of the process. To learn and sign up for consultation, click here.

Additionally, we come to New York as well as many other cities all over the world to meet with couples and share that miracles are truly possible with surrogacy. Click here to find out about upcoming events.

If we aren’t coming to your neighborhood soon, we set up Skype calls as well. To set up a Skype call, click here.

Join us in P-Town July 26th for a Bonfire!!

Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified parents and their families in the world.

As part of the event, we will be at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, to sponsor the Beach Campfire at Family Equality Council’s Family Week.  The Beach Campfire is from 5 pm – 8 pm and is for all ages.

Circle Surrogacy employees in attendance include Dean Hutchison, Director of Legal Services, Michael Metivier, Director of Marketing, Nancy Weatherby, Client Development, and Gina-Marie Madow, Attorney.

We hope to see you there, and we hope you’re enjoying the summer!

 

Baby Ines Photo Album from Circle Surrogacy

We’re delighted to share the photo album documenting one of the babies born (through Circle Surrogacy) recently: Baby Ines!

 

Birth Announcement: Welcome Cutie Baby Ines – Circle Surrogacy

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Welcome Baby Ines!

The verbs we use to talk about surrogacy can vary. My favorite would have to be when we talk about building families. The reason I like to use “build” and any iteration of it is because of the meaning you can evoke from it. Hearing it, I start to think about what it means to build a family. Build, building, built… They all help us understand that it’s a process not just one snapshot of a birth announcement. The birth announcement is merely one piece of the puzzle on a lifelong adventure living for something greater than oneself. Some of us have that in careers and other passions but it’s not the same as family.

Family means a lot of things. That we love each other unconditionally even if that love may at times lead us to have many wonderful times together and it also means we may be furious with each other. But, it’s an oath that says something like, “Even though you may make me furious, I will sit here and help you through, no matter what.” It’s a promise to protect and respect. It’s a promise to explain why. “We don’t run in the street because we could get hurt.”

Over the holiday weekend, I spent time with close friends, who are now a lot like family. While there, I heard a new song. When my friend’s toddler had to pick up her toys, her grandmother would sing to her, “Clean up, clean up, everybody does their share.” It’s no surprise that she is an elementary art teacher, so she has a way of explaining to children why each action is important. Seeing a toddler clean up while singing about cleaning up is something I hadn’t seen before.

It was a gentle–or maybe kind of obvious now that I’m thinking about it–reminder of how much goes into raising a child. How much love. How much patience. How much thoughtfulness. How much care. It made me think of our intended parents and our surrogates–the joining of selflessness from women who know what it means to be a parent and want to build a family with individuals and couples who want nothing more than to build their own families.

The experience made me so grateful to come into work this morning after a wonderful holiday and see more families being built.

 

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To schedule a consultation and learn more about becoming a parent through surrogacy, click here.