The Circle Surrogate Process
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 surrogacy process creates an intimate link that binds the lives of the intended parents, the surrogate and the child. The relationship created through the surrogacy process is one that Circle takes exceptional care to respect and maintain throughout the journey. It is this respect that ensures a positive experience from the matching stage through the birth of the child.
Circle continues to be successful in ensuring that everyone is fulfilled by this process. We do this by choosing the best doctors in the country so that we can continue to maintain the highest pregnancy success rates of any agency. We also screen intended parents before they enter our program to make 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 them to not only think about the journey itself but their child’s future.
Our primary goals are to provide the kind of support that takes into consideration the expectations of the intended parents and surrogate and to foster a meaningful relationship that will have a lasting impact throughout the life of the child.
Circle’s dedication to the care of its surrogates can be seen through the many women who return to offer their gift again as well as the referrals by other women who have been in our program. Our thorough screening process ensures that our surrogates will be properly matched with like-minded intended parents.
For first-time surrogates, we encourage you to visit the FAQs section of our website prior to completing the online application. Once you have completed the application, Circle will email you a detailed questionnaire asking you to submit specific information regarding family background as well as medical history. We also require that you provide photos of yourself and your family to accompany the questionnaire. The completed questionnaire and photos will be presented to the intended parents as an initial introduction so it is best to provide 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 social workers to ensure that you – as well as your partner – are fully aware and ready, to officially begin a journey. In addition to the questionnaire, Circle will conduct in-depth financial and criminal background checks. If you are approved to become a surrogate after completing these initial steps, you will then 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.