Although rewarding, the surrogacy process and its associated vocabulary can be new and confusing at times. Not to worry! This blog defines and explains some of the common terms you’ll come across during your journey. Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a woman carrying a child for intended […]
Thinking about becoming a surrogate? Here are ten reasons why becoming a surrogate is amazing.
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 […]
To many, surrogacy may seem like a radical idea. While there are always changes within the legal and medical arenas of gestational surrogacy, traditional surrogacy has been practiced for thousands of years. In fact, the bible even cites an ancient instance of traditional surrogacy in Genesis – Sarah, who was infertile, requested that her handmaiden, […]
Women applying to become surrogates, are often unaware of the medical details surrounding the process. In particular they often wonder if a surrogate pregnancy differs from a personal pregnancy, and how this works physiologically.
Meeting your surrogate or your intended parents for the first time is like going on a blind date. You’ll be nervous. You’ll be excited. Things might feel a little awkward at first. There’s no need to worry, though. Remember: you are probably having the same emotions as your surrogate or intended parents. Having matched surrogates […]
The day we met Brittani and her husband, I had stood in front of my closet for a long time. What exactly do you wear to meet the woman who might carry your baby? I felt like we were going out on the most important blind date of our lives. Circle had played matchmaker, and […]