The Circle Surrogate Process
Surrogacy is an extraordinary gift and a life-alteringexperience. Women who choose to become surrogates do so out of a sincere compassionto help a loving couple or individual have a child. They realize that nothingfulfills a person’s life more than being part of a family.
The surrogacy process creates an intimate link that bindsthe lives of the intended parents, the surrogate and the child. Therelationship created through the surrogacy process is one that Circle takesexceptional care to respect and maintain throughout the journey. It is thisrespect that ensures a positive experience from the matching stage through thebirth of the child.
Circle continues to be successful in ensuring that everyoneis fulfilled by this process. We do this by choosing the best doctors in thecountry so that we can continue to maintain the highest pregnancy success ratesof any agency. We also screen intended parents before they enter our program tomake sure that they are truly aware of the expectations of being a good parent.We expect them to be supportive of their child and of each other. We want themto not only think about the journey itself but their child’s future.
Our primary goals are to provide the kind of support thattakes into consideration the expectations of the intended parents and surrogateand to foster a meaningful relationship that will have a lasting impactthroughout the life of the child.
Circle’s dedication to the care of its surrogates can beseen through the many women who return to offer their gift again as well as thereferrals by other women who have been in our program. Our thorough screeningprocess ensures that our surrogates will be properly matched with like-mindedintended parents.
For first time surrogates, we encourage you to visit the FAQs section of ourwebsite prior to completing the online application. Once you have completed theapplication, Circle will email you a detailed questionnaire asking you tosubmit specific information regarding family background as well as medicalhistory. We also require that you provide photos of yourself and your family toaccompany the questionnaire. The completed questionnaire and photos will bepresented to the intended parents as an initial introduction so it is best toprovide as much information as possible. If you still have additional questions please feel free to call our office at 1-800-287-1713.
You will then be interviewed by one of Circle’s socialworkers to ensure that you – as well as your partner – are fully aware andready, to officially begin a journey. In addition to the questionnaire, Circlewill conduct in-depth financial and criminal background checks. If you areapproved to become a surrogate after completing these initial steps, you willthen proceed to be matched with waiting intended parents.
This is more than a nine-month journey. It is an experiencethat will positively affect you and your family for the rest of your lives.