Surrogacy is an extraordinary gift and a life-altering experience. Women who choose to become surrogates do so out of a sincere compassion to help a loving couple or individual have a child. They realize that nothing fulfills a person’s life more than being part of a family.
The Application and Prescreening Process
After completing the surrogate application, you will be given access to our Surrogate Portal. After your application is received and reviewed, if approved, an Outreach Coordinator will reach out to you within 24 hours. During the prescreening phase, you will be connected to our Prescreening Coordinator.
During this time our Medical Records Coordinator will begin requesting your medical records based on information you’ve provided.
The Medical Records review includes, but is not limited to:
- previous OBGYN records
- labor records
- delivery records for each previous pregnancy
- recent pap-smear results
- any other pertinent medical information
Once the application process is complete including the prescreening, you will have an interview with a social worker from Circle. The call will last approximately 2-2 ½ hours. We prefer to have this call take place over Skype, so please be sure that you have a Skype account set up.
Prior to the social work interview, we ask that you identify a primary support person. If you are married or partnered, your significant other will be your support person. If you are single, you will need to identify an individual who knows you well and is willing to support you throughout a surrogacy journey. Your primary support person must be 21 years or older. Your primary support person’s screening can be done over the phone and will likely last 1-1 ½ hours.
During the social work screening, the social worker will conduct an in-depth interview with you, examining your motivation to become a surrogate, your support system, your pregnancy history, your family, your interpersonal relationships, your interests, and your life experiences.
During the screening, you are encouraged to:
- Ask questions.
- Share your expectations. The interview is an opportunity for you to share what you are looking for in a surrogacy journey and with which populations you are comfortable working.
Once you have been accepted into our program, you will be connected to a member of our matching team, who will work to identify the appropriate intended parents match option for you. Circle Surrogacy matches surrogates and intended parent(s) based on three important factors:
- Appropriate Legal Fit
- Personality Fit
- Expectations Surrounding Termination and Selective Reduction
Step One: Profile exchange with intended parents.
Step Two: Skype call with intended parents.
We use a two-step approach to ensure both parties have an opportunity to ask questions and to ensure the match option is a good fit.
If you feel comfortable after meeting with your potential intended parent(s), you will move into the legal contracts while making arrangements to attend your medical screening.