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Circle Surrogacy was founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to become a parent. Everything we do is rooted in this principle, which is why we are committed to providing assistance to the LGBTQIA+ community to help their dreams of parenthood a reality.
Did you know that almost half of our intended parents are from the LGBTQIA+ community?!
Founded by a gay dad through surrogacy, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation has been helping the LGBTQ+ community become parents for 25 years. This community faces biological and social challenges that can make an expensive and complex process even more so. Because of that, the Circle team partners closely with LGBTQ+ organizations to dedicate their time and expertise to help build families within the community.
GPAP – the Gay Parenting Assistance Program – was created by Men Having Babies to make building a family more affordable for gay prospective parents that need financial assistance for their surrogacy journey. The program provides two tiers of financial assistance of varying degrees.
By the end of 2020, Circle Surrogacy will have donated over half a million dollars since 2018 to help intended parents grow their families through GPAP.
GPAP at Circle provides legal and escrow services at a discounted rate as well as other services, including pro bono surrogacy agency services.
In order to apply for the Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) with Circle Surrogacy, applicants must be Supporting Members of MHB in good standing.
Depending on qualifications, the following GPAP support is offered by Circle Surrogacy:
GPAP Stage II: One (1) pro bono Agency Service(s) per year
GPAP Stage I: 30% discount of Agency Service(s) per year (4 cases per year). Additional Stage I discounts offered at 20% discount of Agency Service(s).
Additionally, Circle Surrogacy is also a member of the Men Having Babies Benefits Program (MBP). Intended Parents who are part of this program qualify for the below discounts on their journeys.
Membership Benefits Program (MBP):
$500 off Gestational Surrogacy program (Gestational Surrogacy only)
$250 off Egg Donation program (Egg Donation only)
Intended Parents can use both discounts if Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation is needed making total $750.
Circle Surrogacy is proud to be a Family Building Partner with Gays with Kids. We are recognized as a premier LGBTQ+ Competent Family-Building Organization who provides services and support to gay, bi and trans couples and individuals. You'll find information about surrogacy, IVF, adoption and foster-to-adoption. Plus, you can meet mentors who will share their personal experiences about fatherhood.
Circle will often partner with Gays with Kids on webinars and events, focusing on educating on surrogacy for gay couples and individuals. GWK Academy helps gay, bi and trans dads navigate their journeys to fatherhood.
Led by Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at Illume Fertility and dad through surrogacy, Gay Parents To Be is an informational resource for LGBTQ+ singles and couples who are starting out on a parenting journey. From the Gay Parents to Be website: "We understand that families come in a beautiful array of colors and genders. Knowing that, we have created a team of specialists that are proud to help you build the family of your dreams. Our philosophy is to provide a supportive, compassionate, and encouraging environment for patients undergoing this process."
Circle Surrogacy works closely with the team at Gay Parents to Be (and Illume Fertility) to bring educational events and webinars about IVF, egg donation, surrogacy and family building.
Meet Doug and Sanjay, dads to their beautiful daughter, Arya, born via surrogate with Circle Surrogacy. These two active dads are better known on Instagram as @thetravellinggays, where you can follow their adventures in parenthood. They are happy to share their personal experience and path to parenthood.
They make it look so easy!