What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction that helps intended parents start or grow families when they can't do so on their own. Learn more about the surrogacy process, and becoming a parent or becoming a surrogate.

 Becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Surrogacy is a monumental journey that intended parents embark on with the help of a gestational surrogate, who will carry and care for their baby(ies) until the first moments parents hold their new bundle of joy. The process can be complex, but when you partner with an agency like Circle Surrogacy you're ensuring a safe, legal and organized arrangement.

Circle will support you on your journey to parenthood by overseeing legal requirements and surrogacy contracts and the surrogacy process.

Together, we make parenthood possible for you.

 How to become a surrogate.

How to become a surrogate.

Surrogate mothers are special, selfless women who have a passion for helping others and bringing joy to intended parents. At Circle Surrogacy, we implement a thorough surrogate screening process to ensure that women who apply meet surrogate requirements.

Surrogates help intended parents from a wide variety of backgrounds:

• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child
• Same sex intended parents who want to have a genetic link to the baby

Circle surrogates have the chance to express preference about the intended parents with whom they are matched.

Becoming a Parent: An Overview

Starting the process.

All prospective intended parents – whether you’re a couple or a single individual, LGBTQ+, domestic or international – begin with a complimentary consultation that lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This helps us tailor information to meet your specific needs.

Matching and pregnancy.

Circle's Matching Manager works diligently to match surrogates and intended parents. Once matched, we encourage you develop a strong relationship with your surrogate. Once pregnant, you'll be busy preparing for baby - and Circle helps you check everything off your list!

Birth and beyond.

It's very hard to put into words what it's like to hold your baby for the very first time. You've just gone through one of life's biggest and most rewarding journeys. Circle's support doesn't stop there - we'll help you get home and keep the communication open once you're settled in.

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Becoming a surrogate: an overview.

Application & screening process.

The first step in becoming a surrogate is to complete our initial application. After your application is received and reviewed, you'll be connected to our Prescreening Coordinator and we'll review your medical records. From there, you'll interview with a social worker from Circle so we can get to know you, your background, and your support system.

Matching and pregnancy.

Circle's Matching Manager will work to identify the appropriate intended parents match option for you. We match surrogates with intended parents primarily based on legal and personality fit. Once matched, you'll complete your medical screening, embryo transfer and hopefully you'll be on your way to a successful pregnancy!

Delivery day and beyond.

Our surrogates often tell us that they can't describe the overwhelming feeling of seeing their intended parents hold their baby for the first time. You have done an amazing thing, and they will be forever grateful. Circle will continue to support you after the birth, and you'll always be part of our private surrogate community.

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A monumental journey.

Surrogate pay and benefits.

The monetary benefits of being a surrogate mother are significant, but the indescribable sense of fulfillment you get from helping intended families bring a child into the world cannot be found doing anything else. That's why many surrogate mothers agree to doing a second journey with us and their intended parents. And why our surrogates describe their journeys are the most rewarding experience of their lives.

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Your partner on your journey to parenthood.

We go above and beyond to make parenthood a reality for heterosexual and LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. We'll explain the surrogacy process and costs, help you find the program that's right for you. We are a full-service agency, which means we have journey support, a full legal team, social workers and accounting all under one roof - to help make your journey as smooth as possible.

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Common questions about surrogacy.

Whether you're considering surrogacy or becoming a parent through surrogacy, you may have questions along the way. With many experienced surrogates and parents via surrogacy on staff, we've helped families navigate their journeys successfully, and have answered almost every question out there!
What is the difference between gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy?

There are two types of surrogacy—gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In a typical gestational surrogacy arrangement, intended parents create embryos through in vitro fertilization. One or more of these embryos is implanted in a surrogate (sometimes known as a gestational carrier), who carries the child or children to term, but has no genetic relationship to them.

Gestational surrogacies makeup the vast majority of modern surrogacy arrangements. By contrast, traditional surrogates typically become pregnant through artificial insemination, and have a genetic connection to the child or children they carry for their intended parents. We do not arrange traditional surrogacies.

How much do surrogates get paid?
Circle offers the most comprehensive compensation and benefits of any agency. While surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, and surrogacy experience, Circle works with each and every woman to help customize her benefits to fit her journey and needs.
Why should I choose Circle Surrogacy?

Whether you are an intended parent, a surrogate or an egg donor, when you embark on a journey with Circle, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. We promise to educate, lead and guide you through your surrogacy and egg donation journey. We will work tirelessly to help you achieve success and fulfill your dream.

We are a full-service agency. You will work closely with a Journey Coordination team who will guide and support you throughout your entire journey, including social work, legal and billing support. Circle is the only agency in the world to provide unparalleled program offerings for parents, such as unlimited surrogate and egg donor matching, and an unlimited IVF package. We employ an in-house legal staff who is well-versed in reproductive and surrogacy law and insurance contracts.

At Circle, we have the highest level of dedication to building families than any other agency. We'll help you navigate the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Circle is dedicated to doing everything they can to help you build your family. The Circle Staff goes above and beyond to help you achieve your dream of parenthood.

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