The surrogacy agency has been playing a vital role in the family-building options of surrogacy and egg donation since 1995. It has proudly been instrumental in helping gay, straight, and HIV+ intended parents from more than 68 countries start their families.
Like states across the country, Oregon has seen a growth in the number of surrogacy arrangements in recent years. With favorable law and policy, the state is one of the more common places intended parents are turning to in order to build their families. The Oregonian asked Circle Surrogacy's president and founder, John Weltman, an expert in assisted reproduction law, for his thoughts:
"Oregon is a great state for surrogacy, no question about it," Welman said, ranking it among the top five places for surrogacy in the country alongside Connecticut, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts.
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Are children of surrogate mothers "Synthetic babies," as the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have just claimed? Or are they normal children with happy parents? Reporter Katrin Hummel of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung explores the recent controversy of the Italian fashion designers' remarks, interviewing one family through Circle Surrogacy.
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Circle's Jen Rachman, outreach coordinator and parent through the process, joins WebTalkRadio on their segment "In Search of Fertility - Domestic Surrogacy." Click here to watch.
"It is a big decision to pursue surrogacy. However, once you are ready to move forward there are many factors to navigate. Today you will obtain important must have information as we speak with Jen Rachman from Circle Surrogacy."
In the wake of a number of tragic surrogacy stories, Thailand's government has passed legislation banning commercial surrogacy. BBC World Service called upon a panel of surrogacy experts to weigh in with their thoughts during their "World Have Your Say" radio program.
Circle Surrogacy's Minetter Bryant, a program coordinator and herself, and experienced surrogate, shared her knowledge and helped debunk some of the myths behind compensated surrogacy.
"It was something that [my family and I] were doing as a gift for someone else," Minette said, "who wanted to have children the same way that I wanted to have children."
You can listen to the entire episode, which includes interviews with a number of experts, at the webpage for World Have Your Say.