Surrogacy Terms Decoded: 17 Definitions to Know

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 […]

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 […]

The History of Surrogacy: How Surrogacy Has Evolved

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, […]