Thank you, John.

I cannot tell how many times I thanked my good fortune that I heard about your agency by accident back in July 2012 while at the conference in Boston. The journey was long but shorter than I expected, and we felt supported every step. The birth of Alexa was one of the most important moments of our lives. There is nothing that can be compared to it, and without it, our lives would not be complete.

- Rik and Andrey

Thanks so much to everyone at Circle who has helped us with our two successful journeys. Thank you particularly for finding us the most amazing surrogate ever, and for all the help on the legal work that gives us the benefit of a birth certificate with two Dads on it. If somebody had told me on the day that we walked into Circle to meet John and others that we would have 3 beautiful children a mere 3 years later, I would have told them they were nuts! We are very blessed and appreciative for all your help.

- "Two appreciative dads"

I'm doing well and baby Mia is so wonderful. I could not have imagined a more perfect family to have met and become family with in this process and am grateful Circle brought us together. As I sit here writing this email, I also happened to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the Circle staff and want to say thank you. They are gorgeous!

- Melissa

Working with Circle has made this experience all the more wonderful. Along the entire journey I really felt like I was given an opportunity to meet my intended parents, get to know them and help them expand their family. Having Circle there to work out all of the details along the way made the bonding experience the focus.

This adventure has changed my life for the better, and now my husband and I and our son will have life-long extended family living in Chicago.

The team at Circle is so wonderful and I am so thankful to all of you for your hard work and dedication to others. You all truly help to make a difference in so many lives.

- Amanda C

What a beautiful day! And what a beautiful boy! Michelle and I are at a loss for words to describe how overjoyed, thankful and blessed we are on the arrival of our son. It has certainly been a long and emotional journey for everyone and we can't thank the Circle staff for all of your tireless support for Michelle and I as well as our surrogate and her husband.

To our surrogate, you have given us a wonderful gift and we will forever be grateful and thankful for all of the sacrifices you made for the past 9 months and all of the months prior to the pregnancy. You and your husband have done so much for us and have provided so much support and love throughout the process. You are and will always be family to us and we could not have asked for better people to have been alongside us this entire time.
We love you guys so much.

Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts. We will never forget this moment and this special journey.

- FJ and Michelle

Thank you all for your kind words and support, and the flowers! My family and I are very happy to be apart of something so beautiful. We feel blessed to have met our Norwegian intended parents and now their little one. We are grateful for their friendship.

Thank you Circle for assisting me in my journey through surrogacy. It is a lifetime experience I am proud to have done.

- Kay

It's been an incredible 7 years working with Circle! There's been ups and downs (more ups than downs) and unforgettable moments that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. These experiences have truly changed me for the better and I have so much more respect and understanding for those who deal with infertility and or the journey they go through to have their own biological child/children! I believe many of us take for granted the gift God has given most of us to have children on our own and unassisted. I truly appreciate it now and no longer take it for granted. I'm so happy I was able to help 3 different families and help bring forth 4 beautiful children!! I wouldn't change anything!!!

Well... Maybe that "let's go natural as I've never done that before!" Lol! I fully took for granted the "luxury" of a painless delivery..... At the same time, I can now say I've done it!

You guys have been an incredible team to work with, and I greatly appreciate each and every one of you!!

- Cory Revoldt

Thank you for the beautiful roses that were sent to me from all of you at Circle. It has been such a pleasure to work with you all. What you do to help people have the families they deserve is amazing! Keep up the good work:)

- April

Kevin and I are so delighted with and blessed with the 2 boys.

Gael, our surrogate, is truly a remarkable woman. She made the whole experience truly magical for us. From the first time we met Gael, we knew how lucky we were. She made me a part of the the pregnancy with lots of details and great pictures through this whole journey.

Gael, you truly are one in a million and without people like you in the world, couples like Kevin and I would never get to have this experience and be parents of these bundles of joy.

Words will never describe how I feel right now and it's all because of you. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

- Helen and Kevin

We are all happy and doing very well. Our babies are both healthy and growing fast -- they both passed 5 kg last week. They sleep a lot and we are surprisingly getting a lot of sleep too. At night they sleep 4 + 4 hours with a little break for a snack. Is this normal for Circle kids? Definitely no complaints!

We miss America, our surrogate and her family, but we still have nearly a daily contact with each other.

All the best,

- J & S

I began this journey feeling like one nice person helping out another nice person/persons. I felt we were all on equal playing ground, I help a family, and they help my family. Little did I know I would gain so much more....Masako & Peng are now my extended family! Throughout the entire journey Masako & Peng bent over backwards to make sure I was taken care of, not stressed, and pampered me like I have never been pampered before. Not only did they take care of me, but my family as well. I will never forget the way my little one ran to Masako in that hospital room, and trust me, he does not befriend people easily! They surpassed my expectations from the beginning. I certainly do not feel like a miracle worker or some amazing person, I feel if anyone deserves the thanks, it's Masako & Peng for showing my family that magnificent and beautiful people do still exist. I hope they will forever be apart of our lives. I am beyond happy for them, and can't wait to hear their family stories of raising twins!

Again thank you all for your kind words, but I am no one special, just grateful for the opportunity, and thankful for your help in connecting our families together!

- Alisha

It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that the little one is on the way and that a life centred on raising a child is here for me at last.

I had such a wonderful time meeting up with baby's donor mum Karyn and her husband in LA, they are a truly amazing young couple and we have a relationship that will always remain solid. Meeting baby's surrogate mum, her partner and their son felt like catching up with friends who had known each other for years. Baby is so fortunate having them in his/her life and they are just part of my life now.

As little one grows and we start to take school holiday trips to America I hope that he/she will always feel as home there as I did.

All thanks goes to you and to Vicken Sahakian for doing what each of you do so well, making people parents, especially people who on paper are single older gay men like myself.

I can't wait to be emailing out baby photos.

- Michael

Things are definitely progressing better than forecasted; therefore, I'm super happy. Every week, there's something in the news about a surrogate arrangement that has gone wrong in either Thailand, Mexico or India. I'm really glad right now that I signed up with Circle. You have all been exceptionally professional and helpful. Thank you.

- Nicholas

Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful gift -- the beautiful blanket for Cara <3!

We just love it :)!

Also sending you the first photo of our blissful family...

- Jorunn Kristine and Svein Levi

15

It truly is amazing that this whole journey has gone so well. It has changed our lives forever and there is no possible way to say thank you for a gift like this. Thank you Circle for making this possible and for making dreams come true for (former) childless couples like us!

- Anne and Tommy

Louise is such a doll! She's truly perfect! I feel like a doting grandmother really. I love that little girl with all my heart, but it's so amazing seeing her with her dads. They just love her so much. I hired a photographer to photograph the birth and she truly captures the emotions of it all!

And I feel amazing. I'm a little sore, but overall feel great!

Thank you for your well wishes!!!

- Trista

I just wanted to send a thanks to you and your wonderful company/service for the most life changing, great, rewarding, amazing, experience. I have nothing but great things to say about my whole journey. I had a few bumps in the road in the very beginning but then I was matched to the most wonderful couple and I couldn't have been more happy. They are so deserving and incredible and such awesome parents already! :-)

Your staff and efficiency with everything is truly remarkable and a special thanks to Zach and Rachel through my journey, they were very helpful and supportive. What an amazing place you have running.

- Suzanne

I just wanted to thank the whole of Circle for being great the whole journey and for again, accepting me and making it possible for the creation of a Family! I know how important and amazing family is and to be included in the creation of someone else's family is such an honor. Also, thank you for the beautiful bouquet of flowers.

I don't know how I did it. I was amazed at every OB appointment at how the boys were growing and doing so well. As much as I complained, groaned and huffed and puffed to my husband this pregnancy, it really was an easy TWIN pregnancy. A great match was made with Helen, Kevin and myself. Perfect from start to finish.

- Gael

We are so delighted with our FABulous baby boy!! Everybody has been so amazing and supportive throughout this adventure. A lot of special people helped get this little guy here.

Our surrogate is an Angel who has given us this precious healthy beautiful child! Paul and I will be forever and ever grateful!

A million thanks to you all.

- Susan and Paul

Being a surrogate not once but twice has been such a blessing and life lesson for my kids. They knew at the age of 5 that a family is made of love and that's all you need. My family and I have two new extended families. We still keep in contact with both families and get to see the kiddos grow. I have loved being a part of this and it is without a doubt one of the BEST things I have done with my life.

As my husband told me after I had the first set of twins “you made it possible for the next generation for that family.” I will always have a special place in my heart for my 4 surro babies. If it was up to me I would do it again, but unfortunately my body isn't capable. I even had the pleasure of watching a friend go through the journey. The true reward is seeing faces of the IPs when they see their baby for the first time. That is something I will carry will me forever.

Thank you for making all this possible and I have enjoyed seeing the company grow over the years.

- Dwan K.

From the deepest parts of our hearts we would like to say thank you for the help you have given us. Thanks for the two adorable children we have. Thank you so much for matching us with our surrogate, who will always be a huge part of our life, as well as her fantastic and loving family.

Our joy feels endless and the love and peace we feel is hard to put down in words.

We are still in a bubble, not certain if this is a dream or not. Days goes slowly and peacefully and we dwell in the happiness that only two small babies can give. We are meeting our surrogate nearly every day. Leaving Wichita, her and her family will be very hard for all if us.

Our journey has been fantastic -- not always easy, but the support you have given has been amazing.

Please give our love to everyone at Circle.

- J & S

I just wanted to thank everyone especially Amanda for giving me the opportunity to be able to change my life, my family's life, and my IF's life. This has been an amazing opportunity and experience that has changed my life and almost everyone around me. I now have a larger family which I have always wanted and I would do anything for them.

Thank you again,

- Misty

We thank you wholeheartedly for your blessings over our miracle twin babies' heartbeat.

And, we also appreciate your thoughtful concerns with your humorous charm and offering us of further support in case of our mixed feelings.

However, for now, after we have gone through numerous obstacles in our life in the past decade, mostly relating with my illness against reproduction, we are indescribably happy and excited and cannot think of anything but cherishing our Miracle Twin Babies' new launch on this globe within our family next June .....

Without you and your partner's 2-decade long great dedications and contributions to this society worldwide in this rarely specialized field, and all of your amazing professional staff members' positive support throughout our journey, we could not have been more grateful, blessed, and happier than today!!

We totally understand now that the 'Circle' of all of your genuinely generous-hearted people who either work for or enroll with your Circle Surrogacy and, of course, our great Dr. Gad Lavy and his entire dream team truly made our ultimate lifetime dream come true - with our sweet Twin Babies, A & B, for now, who are only 7 weeks old.

We cannot thank you enough, however, we know that we will be FOREVER grateful for everything all of you did to make us feel so heavenly happy - completing our family with miracle twins !!!!!!!!!!

- Peng and Masako

Dear Circle,

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

5

We are really so happy!!!! Even if we do know that it will be very difficult to say goodbye to our surrogate and her family. She did such a great job!!!!! AND she is really an amazing and unique person

We really want to thank you ALL for what you did for us. You can not imagine how much you made us happy, it was a really amazing to work with you. You have been really some good professionals, and you made us feel reassured all this last year.

This has been a beautiful adventure THANKS TO YOU!!!!!

- Marc and Denis

Hi!

Honestly, we couldn't be happier! We're so ready for this! The fact that we're having twins is perfect! They'll always have each other, and we as parents aren't getting any younger, so its just fantastic. Now the next phase is to get Tommy's mom to move in with us. Shes the mother of 7 and had twins naturally at 45! I would say shes an expert, and its time for her to pause her retirement :) I want to thank you, John, for making this possible for couples like us. Thank you for starting up Circle all those years ago! You make miracles happen and you are making people very happy. Incredible work!

All the very best,

- Anne & Tommy

Hi John,
Hi Cliff,

Vincent and I received your present, and we really wanted to thank you. Not only for this carefulness but for all the steps we made together. Meeting you in Paris really helped us to make a choice we didn't, and will never, regret! Everything was very clear and we had all the information we wanted each time we needed it and often before we asked any questions. All of our contacts were warm, and we really felt like we were the most important people you had to take care of. Vicken and Tabitha were exceptional too, and we can easily approve you use their services again!

Now, thanks to you, we have a family we love with all our hearts and we can't stop hugging our twins. We will never forget this experience and the people who shared it with us. I will never forget our first appointment that changed all our lives.

Thanks, thanks, thanks.
Merci pour tout.

- Sylvain, Vincent, Charlotte & Gabin

Circle Family!

Thank you for the beautiful flowers. I received them last night when I arrived home from the hospital.

Thank you all for facilitating such an amazing journey, I am truly honored to be part of it.

God bless,

- Stacey

The past two years have been a MASSIVE roller coaster for both of us. We have had so many different decisions to make let it be medically, legally or ethically but also for what would be best for our family . We have experienced so many different emotions from doubt, worry, anger, panic and confusion to joy, happiness and euphoria. We have gone through the whole process thinking we could “plan/control” the small little details but we quickly learnt that no matter how organised my husband may be or how meticulously we planned ourselves everything was subject to imminent change (and off course extreme panic!).

The only one constant throughout this whole entire process was…Circle.

From the moment we first met Dean and Brett in a stylish hotel in London, to the moment we met our wonderful program coordinator Haley all the way through getting to know many many many other people such as Emily Sonier, Elizabeth Francis, Jessica Lopez, Alicia Imperato (to name only a few!), we have felt surrounded and in the best possible hands. Everyone Circle has introduced us to was clearly as competent as the first. These people of course include Dc Lavy, Barry O’Leary, Virginia Hart or Colin Rogerson.

With Circle’s help, we found a totally devoted surrogate who was very kind, patient and professional. She always kept her eyes on the goal and tried so hard to include us as much as possible.

We knew we wanted to work with an agency that would hold our hand tightly and guide us through the whole process, we just didn’t know how much everyone would truly care about us and we soon discovered that we had found the best of the best!

Every single email and phone call was filled with support, kindness, guidance and care. The right words were always spoken/written and we always felt that the level of professionalism, competence, experience and devotion would work in our favour.

Circle has helped us achieve our dream of expending our family. They have helped us give a baby brother to our beautiful daughter. We can never be grateful enough! We can never express the deep gratitude for what you have done for us. We can never thank you enough. No words could describe the enormous “swelling of love” both our hearts have experienced since our son's birth.

So let me just say thank you. Thank you for guiding us in the right directions. Thank you for wiping the tears away. Thank you for making us “enjoy” the process as much as possible. Thank you for having made it all possible.

We will never forget everyone’s parts and we will be eternally grateful.

- Anonymous

Des jumeaux ! C'est extraordinaire ! C'est merveilleux ! Nous ne réalisons pas encore vraiment ce qui nous arrive !

Nous sommes conscients qu'il y a encore du chemin à parcourir avant de crier "victoire !" mais nous allons essayer de rester optimistes et de garder confiance en la vie. Cette nouvelle nous a rendu le sourire et la joie de vivre ! Elle a aussi ramené la joie et l'espoir au sein de nos familles.

Nous vous remercions également infiniment pour votre soutien et votre précieuse aide au cours de ce parcours difficile. Merci vraiment !

- T and M

Nous souhaitons vous dire à quel point votre travail est remarquable depuis le premier jour. Nous n' avons jamais eu de problème durant les différentes procédures. Nous avons même que d'incroyables souvenirs de moments inoubliables qui ont changé nos vies .

Merci à vous Dean pour votre réactivité ainsi que Gina Marie présente depuis le début et Kim pour sa gentillesse durant cette audience devant madame le Juge qui était visiblement très heureuse pour nous !

Pour terminer un immense merci à toi John pour avoir permis tout cela .

J et M sont des enfants extraordinaires qui remplissent chaque seconde de notre vie et tout le monde devrait avoir le droit de connaitre cela .
Votre pays est un grand pays !

Nous vous remercions du fond du coeur pour tout cela .

- R & C

My egg donation cycle is officially over! I'll find out in two months or so whether the pregnancy is successful or not! I'm definitely planning on donating again; this has been one of the most rewarding things I've done. If you want to sign up yourself, I'd recommend Circle Egg Donation. They are who I donated with, and they were FANTASTIC!

- Bree C.

Dear John,

Thank to you and everyone at Circle for the amazing blankets for H and L. We use them everyday!!! Also, thank you so much for making our dream come true. H and L are our EVERYTHING! We are so blessed.

Best,

- Randy and Gilberto

Dear Zach, Scott, John and all the team at Circle,

We just wanted say thank you for everything you have done so far to help bring these two beautiful girls into the world. Our lives will be transformed, and we are grateful for the part that you have all played.

Best wishes!

- Adrian and Alex

Dear Circle!

Suddenly the door bell rang and there was a parcel ;-)! We got a wonderful surprise!!!! Thank you very very much for the blankets with our kids` names on them! Our little ones loved them at once as they are so cozy. They relax immediately if we cuddle them in the blankets! Since yesterday, we are back in Germany. The flight was long, but the babies did not cry at all. We had the feeling that the engine sound of the airplane calmed them. Here at home, we have some family helping for a few days so we can get some more sleep. Grandparents are absolutely crazy about their granddaughter and their grandson! Our babies are doing fine, and we hope that they get adapted to the colder weather pretty soon! We are so happy that our dream to become a family got real! Now we are a family. And with our surrogate, we found a good friend for life. We admire her strength and commitment, and how naturally she handled our whole journey. Indeed, it was a long journey, which is gradually coming to an end. But at the same time, it´s just the
beginning...

Thank you all so much for your support in the last 50 months and for helping us our dream to become true!!

Lots of love,

- R & H

We and babies are fine. We can't believe they are already 6 months old. The time is flying, and the babies grow so fast. They are totally different, too. Gabriel is a true cry baby, and he wants be in our arms all the time. He's always hungry, he's so greedy. In France, we say he grows like a mushroom because he grows so fast. He's an active baby, moves a lot and is very smiley. Rose, she is so wise. She isn't so greedy like her brother. She takes so long during feeding, and she's killing us because she's a true turtle when it is the time to eat. She's not an active baby like Gabriel, but does some things differently things than him. She tried speaking. Each baby sleeps well since they're 3 months. They give us a lot of pleasure and happiness. I don't know how we had life all these years without them.

Thank you for helping to build and grow our family. We will never forget that Americans helped us to have our wonderful babies. It was an amazing surrogacy journey.

- Alex & Gaëtan

Benjamin, Ian and I wanted to drop you a note to wish [Circle] our very best for the holiday season! We are very much looking forward to our first family Christmas with Ben... he will be 10 months tomorrow, and we feel so incredibly blessed to have a son with a wonderfully happy disposition... he seems to always be smiling or laughing. More than one person has told us that whatever influence [our surrogate] had on him in the womb was very positive and should be patented! He's growing like a weed. He has mastered his version of crawling (looks like something out of a Marine Corps recruitment video!), and in the last couple of days has just managed to start pulling himself up to standing. We can't believe how quickly the last 10 months have gone by, and we remain so grateful for the opportunity to be parents and your help with our journey.

Again, thank you for all the help and support you provided, and we wish you (and everyone at Circle) a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday season.

- David and Ian

14

I began my journey with Circle Surrogacy in May of 2010 and what an amazing journey it has been! The staff has been wonderful and really made the process smooth for me. They were very kind and always made themselves available.
The first profile that was sent to me turned out to be the perfect match. I could not have been more blessed to help such an amazing couple build their family. I knew becoming a surrogate would be rewarding but not nearly as rewarding and amazing as it turned out to be. This journey was truly a life changing experience for me and for my family. A huge thanks goes out to the staff at Circle Surrogacy for doing such an amazing job. They helped make this experience one I will hold dear to my heart forever. I had such a great experience I plan on continuing to work with Circle in building more families.

- Melissa

8

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 tomorrow 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

It has been a pleasure working with your Agency for three amazing journeys. Your staff has always been great and attentive.

I will be sad to not have surrogacy as part of my life going forward. It's something I have always been passionate about and enjoyed sharing with curious people.

Thanks again for all Circle has done.

- Megin

Thank you! This has been an amazing journey and I feel extremely blessed to have taken part in Nir, Assaf, Ron and Jonathan's life. There are no words to describe the amazing feeling I have right now. This has been a truly incredible experience. I am also excited to see updates as this beautiful family grows old together. I wish everyone the best as we slowly end this journey together :)

- Amy

First of all, we would like to thank you SO MUCH for all your help throughout this journey. Your objective, calm and re-assuring ways were so vital in making this process a more comfortable one. The girls are doing great! They are both a little over 7 pounds. Sonia & Eliana are little dolls. They are getting bigger and chunkier by the day. We are SO thankful to our surrogate. We are skyping her tomorrow. We all plan on staying in touch.

- Tony and Gabriel

10

I want to thank you so much for all your help through this process! You were very patient and caring with me whenever I'd reach out to you with any questions or concerns. I will definitely contact your Egg Donor Coordinator because I would love to do this again. I'm so happy for my intended parent. I hope she gets the family she so desires.

- Krystal

Thank you very much for this wonderful journey. We are now at our apartment with our perfect twin daughters, and we can't believe how grateful we are for having them in our lives! We are taking with us so many new perfect moments and new friendships that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

I remember the sunny winter day at February 2010 when we met John. Now this journey comes to its perfect ending. Our healthy girls are so beautiful.

Thanks you for bringing Christina into our lives. She is the perfect surrogate, so sensitive and caring. She will always have a special place in our hearts.

Many thanks to the legal team. I am sure all the legal procedures will go as smooth as possible.

Keep up the good work!

- Itay and Yoram

I wish I had a single word to express how I am feeling but it would be soooo big .... A huge thank you to everyone for a wonderful team work, for your support. You will make my "life dream" to come true. It is hard to express my feelings in proper English so thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

- Olga

As you may wonder we are more than happy!!! There are no words enough which may describe how excited, happy and grateful we feel. We'd like to take the chance to express all our gratitude to you and to every single person of your staff involved in our journey during this year for the great help and support received anytime we felt lost in such a situation totally new for us ; especially Haley ( our Journey Coordinator), Gina Marie for her patience and invaluable help with the agreements and Liz Connor. Believe us, without you as Agency and Human Beings, none of this happiness would have been possible. After years of trying and trying in every single way, we still feel like dreaming and the confirmation of this pregnancy means a MIRACLE for us and our dear ones.

- S & R

I wanted to send you and Circle a huge thank you for the beautiful flowers as well as for all the support I received during the surrogacy. It has been several days since I gave birth and I am feeling great- or at least very good ... Mostly I wanted to thank you for introducing me to Mike and Brad. In so many ways and for so many reasons- I feel lucky to have them (and now Patricia) in my life. Since giving birth I have also realized how many people- especially kids- were affected by the surrogacy.

It is very rewarding to think that in my little corner of the world there is a generation of kids who will not think twice about a mom carrying a baby for another family, or that a baby can have two dads.

- Rachael

I am so happy I found Circle Surrogacy, now I have two perfect babies with me. I can’t ask for anything else. This experience has been excellent!

I have 2 babies (Andres and Alejandra) and they are growing so fast, so happy and so loved. I never hesitated about having my children and being a single dad. But definitely, I have been learning so many things so fast! Every day I learn something new with my kids. It is awesome to see them grow, how they smile, how they sleep, ufff, I can spend the next hour talking about them!

Thanks so much Circle for your guidance and support! Without a doubt, this has been a life changing decision, and it has been the best one!

- Bernardo

9

Thank you so much for your help through the matching process. You have made me feel very comfortable and at ease with this process and yet I've never even met you. I can't say enough positive things about you and your agency to this point. We are kind of stunned by how fast it has gone however it doesn't feel rushed but organized and professional. We are really more excited than I think we thought we would be about this surrogacy journey at this point and I think a lot of that has to do with how much we really enjoyed meeting my IPs and their son, who was so cute and so good during our chat. We look forward to learning more about them and their lives. Again thank you so much for making this as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

- Heather

My husband John and I always knew that we wanted to be parents.  We had a great life with loving families, two wonderful dogs, successful careers, a beautiful home, pretty much all that one could want except the most important. Children. We really wanted a family. 

We tried on our own and with fertility treatments for twelve years prior to surrogacy.  After my ninth round of in vitro we decided that we needed to try a new approach.    We didn't know anyone familiar with surrogacy.  It seemed a little bit scary at first; would we find someone who liked us enough? Would we like them? How would the personal relationship flow? What are the legal implications, could we afford to do it? Who would guide us through this process?  And many, many more questions.  

I did lots of research and we ended up at Circle.  The legal background of the Circle team with knowledge of the different laws in all the states as well as international law was very comforting.  Having the professional social workers on staff was a good resource that I did end up needing as a neutral, knowledgeable sounding board.  They were caring help during some difficult times. 

In retrospect I don't think this was "luck" but rather the results of working with a professional team with years of experience: Circle Surrogacy.  They really know what they are doing and have the systems in place to make things run smoothly.

Our surrogate Phoebe was and is amazing!  The type of person we literally dreamed of, kind and good with an altruistic spirit.  There are no words to describe what a truly incredible person she is.   As we moved through the surrogacy process we were so grateful for and amazed by the relationship that developed with Phoebe and her wonderful children.  We shared ups and downs and pushed through knowing that we would be successful.  It took three tries but we did it.  Twins!  We had crossed over to being parents.  We will forever be thankful to Circle for bringing Phoebe and her family into our lives and to Phoebe for our daughter and son. 
 
Being parents has been better than we ever imagined.   We relish every moment.  No longer directed at someone else my husband and I actually now hear the words Mama and Dada from our own children.  We now know Handy Manny and Little Einstein are TV programs, we know what puffs are & how to change a diaper in thirty seconds flat.  Our lives have been incredibly enriched by our children and we truly appreciate being parents.  Each day brings new memories to cherish. 

- Elizabeth & John

I don’t know how to say thank you enough for helping me to bring these two precious babies into my life. From the first day we spoke I felt so comfortable with your candor, your honesty, your integrity and your thoughtfulness that I knew I had made the right decision in choosing circle Surrogacy to bring me the children I wanted to desperately.

There were times when I wondered if I was making the right decision to be a single dad and whether I would be able to handle everything on my own. Your staff was always available to answer any questions I had and they were invaluable in helping me through the most critical and stressful times of the whole process. I always felt like I had a silent partner who I could call at a moment’s notice at any time of the day and that was incredibly reassuring. I know I could not have made it through the journey without the incredible staff you’ve assembled in Boston to guide us through his mind boggling trip.

Again, my heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of you at Circle Surrogacy. You have an amazing organization and I am proud that you were the one that helped me to bring these two amazing children into this world.

- Andy

Well it's been quite a journey! We decided to become parents just 19 months ago, and here we are today with our most incredible dreams come true. A healthy boy and girl to nurture and cherish, and we couldn't have done it without you.

The process has been painless, swift and effective. Our surrogate Kim has been a complete angel, and everybody has played their part perfectly to deliver us this most incredible outcome.

We are not home yet, but everything is well on its way to making that happen.

So a heartfelt thank you to all those involved in making this happen for us. We really appreciate it.

- Bruce & Tim

It has been going very well, and my boys are healthy and growing fast. This has been the greatest experience in my life. Look at them, I don't know what more I can ever ask. I feel very pround of everything.

- Josh

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

Going though the surrogacy journey has made me learn a lot about myself, marriage, and career path. I have begun exploring a possible career shift after a decade as a social worker for special needs children and their families and believe I have you to thank for that.

Our meeting with you and Elliott in New York in November 2010, made Chad and I feel so comfortable, and understood, as we began exploring the surrogacy process.

We can't adequately express in words how Chad and I are indebted to everyone at Circle so please find the attached photo of our boy!

- Jen

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Thank you! Thank all of you!!!! Words can not describe the emotions that we feel. Each and every one of you added a very important direction on this wonderful journey. From the bottom of my heart to the top of the world... THANK YOU for our beautiful babies!!!

- C & C

It has been several years since I was a donor with you. I have since donated an additional 3 times here in WA state, (all successful, Yay). The experience I had with Circle Surrogacy was unlike anything else. I felt so informed and so comfortable working with Circle. I remember wanting to donate and being so scared, but the Circle staff made me feel so at ease that I donated an additional 5 times! I really could go on and on but I'll spare you for now, (mainly because I'm typing from my phone).

- Jessica

My experience as a surrogate and working with Circle has been nothing short of spectacular. I was matched with amazing Intended Fathers (now proud fathers!) in November, 2010. They are amazing men that I am now proud to call family. We transferred in March of 2011 and were thrilled to find out that we were pregnant with twins. Our pregnancy was incredible in every way and we delivered healthy and beautiful babies at 35.5 weeks. Over the course of our journey, I developed a real passion for all things surrogacy. I became very active in the surrogacy community and also discovered that I loved speaking with those outside the community about the beauty of surrogacy.

I have a truly amazing, happy life, but when I am able to be a part of something as special as surrogacy, well, it doesn't get any better than that for me.

- Jeni

Here is a picture of Jacob Henry and his Valentine's Day shirt! :) A BIG THANK YOU AGAIN for this precious baby.

- Michele and Andrew

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I became a surrogate after a dear friend had done a journey and I saw the happiness and joy it brought both her and her IP’s.

I have had the best experiences helping my wonderful IP’s become parents: TWICE! They got their little girl and their little boy and now their family is complete. I can’t believe how easy it was to match us. I guess Circle knew that our personalities were perfect for one another! I never thought I would do anything like this in my life, but it’s one of the most rewarding things I have ever done for another person. The staff I worked with are AWESOME! I LOVE Elinor and Emily they’re great at what they do and Rachel is an awesome supporter and counselor. I’ve said I’m complete with my journeys, but if I ever changed my mind, I would certainly want to work with these 3 lovely ladies again! I could not have had better parents to help either! We are all so happy and thrilled. The hardest part of the journey wasn’t the pregnancy in mid-summer, (even if I did whine, haha) it is saying goodbye to my friends so that they can go back home and raise their beautiful children. THANK you all for being part of this experience!

- Cheryll

It is so touching how you send such fabulously heart felt and exuberant messages, which exactly reflect what we are feeling. Namely, "Yay! yay! yay!" with a few "Wahey Wahey Wahey's" thrown in for good measure! It is all very exciting, and I really want to take this moment to thank you both for having such faith in us and taking us onto the programme in the first place!

You felt we might fit into the Circle family, and ever since we have loved being part of your wonderfully close & loving group. We have felt cared for, listened to, cosseted, loved in all the right amounts. We relished the evening at the Charlotte Street Hotel, meeting other members of the family, and hearing so many different stories. Soon maybe we will have our own little story to tell. Watch this space!

In the meantime, our love, our thanks and our admiration for everything that you do for us all.

- Liz

Well, I guess we have all kinds of feelings. All of them positive. It has been very emotional. It is a major milestone in our lives and we feel both excited, joyful and relieved. We are so grateful for what Circle and the team have helped us to achieve. Fantastic!!! The boys are beautiful. Very similar but not identical. Douglas is a little bit bigger than Ian but both of them are of good size. Ian was first out so I guess he is the big brother.

- Patrik

To know that you guys care about your clients years after you work with them says so much about the actual humanity of the company you represent. How hopeful. And it says so much about the strength behind our beliefs on egg donation and surrogacy and adoption for all sorts of people. This is really beautiful.

- Bria

Thank you so much! .... The past 16 days have been Heaven on earth with my angelic princess, who is at the moment in her crib, a Sleeping Beauty who will be going to the Maple Ave Tot Lot in a few hours. For past 30+ years I have strolled past this park, with an emptiness in my heart & soul-- now thanks to you, John and EVERYONE at Circle, the wish/dream/fantasy has become my reality-- a reality so fulfilling there are STILL fleeting moments when I wonder: How could I EVER have felt "happiness" before when THIS NEW WORLD WITH JACQUELINE is the genuine emotion-- EVERYTHING else was simply ... a passing pleasure...

I am proud to be affiliated with such an amazing group of dedicated miracle workers and now that my beautiful baby girl is here, I hope every "Intended Parent" can know that though there have been MANY challenging moments during my amazing journey, I was not alone and the support made all the difference.

- John D.

I just wanted to tell you I am the happiest man in the world right now! Christophe is doing great, David and I can't get enough of him, our parents are totally crazy and want to see him every day! Court went so well this morning ... our surrogate did great and the judge was really sympathetic! Can't ask for more right now, just want to say thank you so much for making it possible, you contributed in making a whole family happy. Thanks, thanks, and thanks again!

- Martin

Thank you all for your support through this journey. It has been absolutely wonderful and this couldn’t have happened to 2 more perfect people to become daddies. The guys already have the most wonderful sparkles in their eyes every time they look at her. They are both great people and have the most beautiful daughter!

Everyone is doing well and thank you for the beautiful flowers from Circle.

- Shannara

Nous remercions toute l'équipe pour son aide dans cette aventure magnifique. Tout a été parfait depuis le départ. Félicitations pour votre professionnalisme !

- Guillaume et JC

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We have been so lucky to meet our surrogate, she is the MOST extraordinary woman ever!! When we began our journey 2 years ago we were expecting one more member in our family and finally we actually ended up with many more as our surrogate and her close ones have become a real part of our family now, and forever :-)

- F & F

Well we are due with a beautiful baby girl! Our ultrasound to find out was a month away, but my guys were going crazy not knowing! So I found a place in Chicago that does 3D ultrasounds and they had different packages. They bought the gender check package & I bought the DVD as a surprise for them (they will see her this Sunday, during our Skype session). The DVD will be the first time my guys will see her in action. They have only seen pictures.

All is well. I'm 18 weeks now but I look like I'm 6 months already!! My guys are so excited!! They just started working on the nursery and are getting ready to start interviewing nannies. They also started working on a name for her and have started recording themselves reading stories in French so she can listen through headphones on my belly. I truly never thought that when I met them in March that our relationship would have such a great bond. Circle did an amazing job matching us :)

- Erika

Thank you guys for your support and help! We are thrilled, shocked, happy, scared ... all together! Incredible how simple yet complex the creation of life can be... Let's hope for an easy and healthy pregnancy...

Our surrogate is great, we love her and we feel very lucky to have her and her family along with us in our journey.

- Omer and Felipe

My intended parents are so nice!!! I loved talking to them. I sincerely hope they feel the same because I would love to continue this process for them. I feel like they will be fantastic, wonderful parents. I would be very happy to help complete their family.

Thank you so much for facilitating this match.

- Cara

Being a first-time surrogate, Circle has made the experience so fast and easy for me! The team has been absolutely amazing throughout the matching process. Whenever I did not feel comfortable with a potential profile, the social worker was very patient and understanding with me. She immediately began looking for a better fit for me, and because of her, I am now matched with an amazing couple who I am proud to be able to help. Thanks Circle! :)"

- Melody

We want to thank you for making us a big family. Now our family is complete with our lovely daughter, and has become our own ABBA-team with 2 boys and 2 girls. Our baby is very healthy and eats like a horse.

We began our journey in Midsummer 2007, and time really has flown since then. Thank you also so much for the lovely pink blanket, that
our daughter received today. Right now she is swaddled in it and sleeps like a beautiful empress.

Love, from

- L and L

I talked to my cousin who lives in Boston and she has two close friends who went through Circle and she said they loved your process with enthusiasm... She said they had the nicest compliments about the whole process and the people that work at Circle as well as the carriers. A friend of ours in California who runs an adoption and surrogacy legal firm said you are wonderful people and your organization is phenomenal. She said we are in great hands with you. I wanted to pass this along as it is always nice to hear good things when you work so hard at accomplishing good results and the goodness that surrounds Circle is definitely noted in the surrogacy community.

- Ashley and Brady

I cannot imagine doing this journey with anyone other than Circle, and my IF's have also expressed the same feelings. Within 24 hours of completing my questionnaire, I received an email from Jeni. She always responded quickly to my emails, and when I began to hesitate about being a surrogate because of my fear of the injections, she talked me through my nerves and helped me to realize this dream come true would be so worth it.

Each representative I have talked with at Circle since my initial screening with Jeni has been the same. Fatima, Alicia, Elinor, and Emily Sonier...everyone is friendly, everyone is quick to return phone calls or emails, and everyone seems so knowledgeable. Again, I know I'm still early in my journey (our first transfer is next month), but my IF's and I continue to talk about how smooth this process has been. We could never imagine navigating this road without the expertise of Circle.

- Becca

Thank you for helping us to be parents to this wonderful little boy! It has been a wonderful journey! We love you all!

You have, with your skills, professionalism, and kind hearts, made this the best journey any parent can have while waiting for their child! Our older children and we send you our love and thankfulness.

- Anne and Magne

We have to pay credit to both Dean and Brett who have worked tirelessly to reassure us and bolster our usually unfounded fears as we gradually reached this point. Dean has always been available and accommodating whenever we emailed and called and no matter what our query, he always came back with a positive response. Brett likewise has always been behind the scenes reassuring us and offering his sage advice.

We value everyone's assistance from Circle and hope that we will be able to thank you personally at some point in the future.

- C & J

We are very happy with the services of your agency and with the great work of Emily and other team members. You guys are truly professional.

- Tom and Jan

Thank you so much for the beautiful blanket that was waiting for us when we got home yesterday! It is so nice and soft and I think Clara really likes it! Thank you again!

- Chris

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Today marks one week from the day that I was accepted to Circle as a potential egg donor. With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I wanted to write and say I am very thankful for this opportunity. I also wanted to wish the staff a happy Thanksgiving, as I think what you all do on a daily basis is amazing. :-) Hope all is going well!

- Amanda

I am awestruck and excited about the match with my egg donor. Thank you so much for thinking of me and forwarding her profile on to me. I can't express enough thanks for this.

What a great way to start the week!

- Intended Parent

Thank you all and the whole team at Circle for making our journey to fatherhood as stress-free and successful as it has been. Angela was the perfect match for us (as I hope she feels the same about us), the clinic that Elliot recommended was perfect and ultimately the best in the country (in our eyes). Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all involved within your team across the various departments.

The whole experience of working with you all has been seamless and precise which has been a huge help and we have had no doubts about recommending Circle to others. We hope to send more intended families in your direction too.

- Jeremy & Adam

We are over the moon with joy. Having all of this happen during the holidays has been really special, and something we will never forget. CS has been great, we are ready for the rest of the journey.

- Jennifer and Dalton

THANK YOU. This journey was longer and bumpier than we first imagined, but we thank you for sticking with us and allowing us to continue when things looked bleak. Your choice of our surrogate was perfect - she is a real pro and the loveliest of people (so is her Husband).

It really does take a village to raise a family and you all have been our village to get us started!

Thank you again for the 4 of us, without you being trail-blazing pioneers for same-sex surrogacy, this would not have been possible.

- S and J from New York

Thank you very much Elinor for the beautiful roses. Please thank all the staff as well. While I don't want to downplay carrying a baby for 9 months. I think I had a pretty easy job. Circle really is a magical place. All of you make connections for families to go from dreams to reality and you all care so much that everything runs as smoothly as possible. I can't thank you enough for making this choice as easy as you did but giving my family and I an amazing moment in our lives we can be overwhelmingly proud of.

Thank you again for the gorgeous flowers and thank you for bringing such wonderful people into our lives especially Albin, Volker and amazing little Oskar!

- Yessenia

I am very happy and wouldn't trade anything in the world for my journey. It's brought me closer to my husband and gave me two other little ones to love :) This is one happy Mama and one happy Surro mama ;)

- Keena

What struck us was that before we came that day, they asked us to fill out a very long application with our medical history, and background. They remembered so much of what we had written down, that was a good sign...We left the meeting feeling good. They answered every question we had and now, they were allowing us to digest all of this information for a few days. A few days later we spoke with another agency, but we kept going back to Circle, we felt that they were a great agency...For the first time in a while we saw a glimmer of hope. [Via http://prego-theirsaucemyjar.blogspot.com/2013/04/welcome-to-best-agency-everintended.html

- K & J

The moment that you and your colleagues accepted us onto your programme, our lives began to change. It has been a truly extraordinary but completely wonderful experience. I feel a depth of gratitude to the team at Circle that is difficult to articulate. How to begin to thank you, and your extraordinary team, for having faith in us, especially in an old crock like me. Chris is in his element, proud beyond words, but more to the point, very very grateful.

You have shown such belief in us, and backed that up with the most extraordinary high level of involvement, advice, support, and good practical common sense. Yes, it's true that we've had a few ups and downs, but I'm sure that is what a journey, by its very nature, is all about. If it had been completely straightforward, then the huge sense of sublime joy and utter amazement at the outcome might not now be so sweet.

The sense of being well-supported and advised at the highest level as one travels along this complex road, is a feeling emanating from every level of this extraordinary organisation which you have created. Circle epitomises professionalism, but always tempered with kindness and total sensitivity. You deserve to feel very proud of all that you have achieved in creating this amazing body of knowledge and expertise, and most of all bringing about so many wonderfully positive results for individual families such as ours. What a truly incredible thing to be able to say, that one has added very significantly to the total sum of human happiness in this world. For that, on all our behalves, so many thank you's.

I have said it before, but I would like to reiterate my willingness to offer any support I can from the London end as you travel around the world helping and advising so many people. Events such as the Charlotte Street Hotel party really help families, actual and embryonic, to learn and discover from each other. May there be many more new, wonderfully happy Circle families in the years ahead.

Our huge thanks again to you, John, and to your team, for everything. As I type this in our hotel in Savannah, Jesse murmurs in his Moses basket, Chris purrs with delight and I struggle to find the words to sum it all up!

My love from,

- Liz Bolton and Christopher Warren

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