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 an algorithm that incorporates an individual’s height and weight, providing an indicator of body fat for most people. You can find your own value by calculating your […]
For many parents pursuing surrogacy and/or egg donation as a family-building method, the term PGD may come up. This reproductive technology is used with an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle and can be used to diagnose genetic disease in early embryos prior to the implantation in your surrogate mother. You may have also heard of […]
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Circle Surrogacy is proud to announce the addition of videos to its repertoire of digital content. On April 2, 2015, 10am EST, we debut The History of Circle Surrogacy. Thanks to 5th Street East, viewers get to see how the agency got started through the words of founder and president, John Weltman. Watch on April 2, […]
You may be asking yourself, “Why 1995?” It’s because Circle Surrogacy is gearing up to celebrate the premiere of its next video: The History of Circle Surrogacy. Founded in 1995, and with nearly 1,000 babies born, Circle has grown tremendously and established some lifelong relationships with those who have been in the program. We are […]
In light of the recent story on Dolce & Gabbana comments on IVF and surrogacy, Circle’s president and founder, John Weltman, speaks up and out against the cruel words that have targeted families and children created through assisted reproduction. “I am a gay father through surrogacy and from the same era as Dolce and Gabbana. […]
Family. It’s a simple word—with a lot of different, sometimes complicated, meanings. People have many ways of defining just what constitutes a family, and what being a part of a family means to them. As such, Mary Hoffman decided to take a closer look at the many different kind of families, through a children’s lens. […]
Circle is dedicated to informing intended parents and surrogates as much as possible about surrogacy, including the state laws addressing the practice. Here we break down the legal framework on assisted reproduction in Illinois. Illinois Law Illinois is one of the only states in the nation that passed laws specifically addressing the surrogacy practice. The Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act was passed […]
Group Skype with a Former Surrogate Join us for a live face-to-face group Skype session on March 9, 2014, 4:30pm EST, with former surrogate, Jamie G. Jamie is the perfect person to answer your questions about becoming a surrogate. The focus of the group discussion is what key things to look for when choosing an […]
Circle’s NEW Surrogate Video is officially live on our website. We are so thrilled to have one of our surrogates thoughtfully describe her experience being a surrogate and helping intended parents bring life into this world. Click below to watch!!! Have questions about applying to become a surrogate? Email Mariya at firstname.lastname@example.org.