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
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!
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
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 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!
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!
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
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.
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 ;)
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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 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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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! :)"