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Surrogacy in California - Become a Parent

For over 25 years, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation has been the leading surrogacy agency in California. The highest surrogacy success rate of any other agency and financial protection with controlled fixed surrogacy costs. Start YOUR journey and meet with our team virtually for a complimentary private consultation!

 We have a California office and a local team.

We have a California office and a local team.

Circle Surrogacy is proud to be part of the California surrogacy community. Our proximity to prominent West Coast fertility clinics enables us to work closely with intended parents and their doctors. Plus, it makes Circle Surrogacy an attractive agency for California surrogates.

We meet with California and West Coast intended parents throughout the week and on weekends. See below for available dates.

 Having a baby through surrogacy in California - Meet with us!

Having a baby through surrogacy in California - Meet with us!

When researching surrogacy agencies in California, an important step is to meet with the agencies you're considering. It's a great way to share your story, get your questions answered, and see if the agency team is a good fit for your journey. Private surrogacy consultations are designed to educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs, and how to find and match with a surrogate mother.

Although we prefer to meet in-person with intended parents for our consultations, everyone’s health and safety is our primary focus, therefore, we are following the US governments guidelines of social distancing. Instead of in-person meetings in the near future, we are offering free complimentary consultations with our team over Skype or Zoom for anyone in the United States.

Circle Surrogacy holds virtual private surrogacy consultations for intended parents during the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Reserve your spot to meet with us from the following days and times:

  • August 1- September 30: Mornings and Afternoon time slots available every day
  • September 1, 2020 - Evening
  • September 9, 2020 - Evening
  • September 12, 2020 - Weekend
  • September 18, 2020 - Evening

Our private consultations are free, and allow us to hear your story and what brought you to surrogacy. We'll also discuss an overview of our program and agency protocols, matching with a surrogate mother, surrogacy costs, insurance and much more. You'll meet with an Assisted Reproductive Technology Law attorney and one of our Parent Process Consultants. You'll also have the opportunity to ask any questions in a private setting

To request a consultation, please fill out the registration form below. If these time frames above don't work for your schedule, please select "Times frames listed don't work for me. I need help accommodating my schedule" on the form and we'll be happy to accommodate your schedule.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a parent with Circle!

You are one step closer to growing your family. A member of our Parent Intake Team will be in touch shortly. We look forward to speaking with you, and learning more about you, and your story.

Surrogacy is a big decision, and you may have many questions. Here are some additional resources to help you understand our process, as well as answers to some frequently-asked questions.

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How do I know if I'm ready for a surrogacy agency consultation?

Our complimentary consultations are for those who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. We'll use this time to not only discuss the surrogacy process with Circle, but also talk about your story and what brought you to surrogacy.

A consultation is not a commitment, it's a way for you to learn more about becoming a parent. If you're not ready for a full consultation, but would like to obtain more information you can schedule a 15-minute chat with a member of our team.

How much does surrogacy cost?

At Circle Surrogacy, we offer two exclusive fixed price program options: our Fixed Cost program and our Journey Protection Guarantee program. Both options have fixed costs that do not change during your journey, so you can plan for costs with no surprises. Circle is the only agency that offers these types of programs. Our Fixed Cost Program and Journey Protection Guarantee are designed to help as many Intended Parents as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.

Fixed Cost Program
Surrogacy only: $125,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,500
(both prices exclude IVF)

Our Fixed Cost Program provides intended parents the security of paying one fixed price a single transfer journey, reducing unexpected expenses and uncertainty of variable costs.

Journey Protection Guarantee Program
Surrogacy only: $135,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $159,500
(both prices exclude IVF)

Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents unlimited transfers for a fixed price, plus the Circle Promise: we’ll refund 100% of our agency fee plus unused third party funds if you do not bring home a baby.

Circle's costs include all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs.

 Surrogacy in California - what are the benefits?

Surrogacy in California - what are the benefits?

If you live in California and you're ready to start a surrogacy journey, there are many benefits for you as intended parents.

  • High success rates. We're the most successful surrogacy agency with a success rate of 99.3% for parents (we've had our success rates audited by a reputable tax and audit firm).

  • Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most-successful IVF clinics, many of which are located in California and the greater west coast. Working with a local clinic helps to reduce travel costs associated with your journey. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.

  • Local surrogates. If you're interested in working with a surrogate mother who lives close to you, Circle works with surrogates from all over California and surrounding states.

  • We have a California office. Circle is based in both Boston and the Bay Area and we have team members on both coasts who are parents through surrogacy and always happy to share their experiences.

  • Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for consults via Skype during the day and evenings. We also hold consults in our California surrogacy office.

  • We work with intended parents of all backgrounds. For over 25 years, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation has helped straight and LGBTQ+ couples and singles fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

  • California Surrogacy Laws. California has long been known for it's favorable surrogacy laws, which has allowed Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents for over two decades.

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation FAQ's

As you consider parenthood through surrogacy, you may have questions. We’ve been helping parents navigate their journeys for over two decades and have answered almost every question out there! Below is a small sample of questions we have been asked.
What is the matching process?
Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.

We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.

After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.

An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.
What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?
Circle’s legal team coordinates with local attorneys to ensure you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf. Your surrogate and your egg donor (if needed) will have independent counsel. Depending on a variety of factors, your surrogacy legal work may include a pre-birth order, a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, a judgment of paternity, a custody orders, or an adoption.
 Testimonials from our parents

Testimonials from our parents

We have a daughter. Because of all of you, we have a family. You’ve guided us to our dream and we are forever grateful. You have warmed our hearts, warmed our souls, and with your lovely blanket gift, warmed our precious baby girl, Pearl Anne. Thank you, with love. - Brian and Matt

We were in good hands with you.Thank you so much for your help on this journey. Our son is awesome. Top on our list of thanks is our surrogate, followed not far behind by you and the rest of the Circle team that helped make this happen. I had both kids on my lap the other day just hanging out and experienced a new kind of 'happy' - down to the core happy. - Greg

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Circle for making our surrogacy experience truly amazing. We are overjoyed and adjusting to life with our son. Your team's dedication and attention was a testament to the agency's reputation and appreciated by us, our families and our surrogate. - J and C.