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Why Circle Surrogacy is the top-rated agency

Surrogacy is a monumental journey for all parties involved. Circle Surrogacy has partnered with parents and surrogates for 25 years – successfully bringing over 2,000 babies into the world. See why potential surrogates and intended parents choose Circle Surrogacy.

 See Why Circle is the Preferred Surrogacy Agency

See Why Circle is the Preferred Surrogacy Agency

 Highest surrogacy success rate

Highest surrogacy success rate

Circle Surrogacy values transparency. By sharing our success rates, we hope to help educate intended parents on how choosing the right surrogacy agency will help guarantee their success of having a baby.

99.3% success rate

Over the past 500+ surrogacy journeys, Circle Surrogacy is proud to share the success rates for surrogacy journeys where intended parents brought home a baby:

95.4% success rate for journeys with at least one transfer
98.4% Success rate for those who had a baby from their first transfer, or completed at least two transfers
99.3% Success rate for those who had a baby from their first two transfers, or completed at least three transfers

It is not uncommon for intended parents to have to do more than one embryo transfer to achieve a viable pregnancy. For intended parents who are able to continue on their journey and complete 3 or more transfers, they will see success!

Circle Surrogacy is confident in our success helping parents achieve their dreams of parenthood and we've had our success rates audited by a reputable tax and audit firm. If you're interested in a copy of the report, please email us.

These success rates include both Gestational Surrogacy (GS) and Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation (GSED) completed journeys.

Why intended parents choose Circle

There are many agencies to choose from: smaller, boutique agencies, and larger, full-service agencies. The type of agency parents choose to work with will depend on the type of journey and support they are looking for.

There are many reasons why intended parents choose to work with us.

Here are the top 3 reasons Circle Surrogacy stands out:

1. We're a full-service agency. When you sign on with Circle, you will be introduced to the team of professionals experienced in surrogacy who will be managing your journey from start to finish. This team works seamlessly together to streamline all communication so your journey is as smooth as possible. A cohesive agency team means less legwork for you on your journey.

2. Fixed Costs for reduced financial uncertainty. Circle publishes our surrogacy costs on our website because we believe in transparency. We offer exclusive fixed cost programs for our parents to help them know their costs going into a surrogacy journey, eliminating surprise surrogacy costs along the way. Unlike other agencies who do not include everything in their cost sheets, intended parents can be confident in Circle's promise for cost security.

3. Superior surrogate screening process. When researching surrogacy agencies, intended parents might not think about the surrogate screening process. This is a critical step in the process to ensure an intended parents' success. Circle has a 3-step surrogate screening process that is completed prior to surrogates being matched with parents. This way, intended parents know all they can about the surrogate with whom they are matching. Other agencies match parents and surrogates before performing background checks and psychological testing. We'd rather have intended parents wait a little longer for a fully-screened surrogate to reduce the risk of match breaks and surprise information after investing emotionally in a match.

 Checklist for comparing agencies

Checklist for comparing agencies

Choosing the right surrogacy agency is an important first step in your surrogacy journey. There are many surrogacy agencies out there, ranging in size, offerings and location.

When considering Circle Surrogacy, you may also be looking into Conceiveabilities, Growing Generations, West Coast Surrogacy, or Biotex if you live internationally.

The below checklist is helpful when you are researching and interviewing surrogacy agencies, plus questions to ask each agency.


  • How long has your agency been in business?
  • How many surrogacy journeys does the agency do in a year? Since opening?

Success rates

  • What are the agency’s success rates?
  • How many babies have been born through the agency?

Surrogacy costs

  • How much does surrogacy cost with your agency?
  • Will there be additional fees along the way?
  • Do you offer financing?

Services offered

  • Is the agency a full-service agency?
  • How many people work at the agency?
  • Do you work with third parties for management of the journey?

Surrogate screening

  • What type of surrogate screening is done?
  • Are surrogates fully screened prior to being matched?
  • Are surrogates screened by a licensed professional who is familiar with the surrogacy process?

Surrogate support

  • What type of surrogate support does the agency offer?
  • Are the costs for surrogate support included in my surrogacy costs?


  • How are surrogates and parents matched?
  • What is the matching time at your agency?

Surrogate timeline

  • What does a surrogacy timeline look like?
  • How long does the surrogacy process take?


  • How are my funds held for payments?
  • Will I have access to see my account and payments being made?

Legal Services

  • Does the agency have an in-house legal team?
  • Do intended parents need to find their own lawyers?

Hospital and Post-Birth Support

  • Does the agency assist with hospital communication for delivery?
  • Will the agency assist you in getting passports and traveling home?
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 Best-in-class surrogate support

Best-in-class surrogate support

Becoming a surrogate is one of the most selfless things you can do for someone else. And because it's such a monumental journey, it's important that all women who are gestational carriers have a strong support system in their family and friends, as well as through their agency.

From the moment they apply with Circle, surrogate applicants will connect with one of the experienced surrogates on the Surrogate Advisor team. These women will answer questions, share their experiences and guide potential surrogates through the initial phases of the prescreening process.

Once a surrogate is accepted into the surrogate program, she'll continue to work with her Surrogate Advisor to match with intended parents, as well as meet her journey coordination team. She'll have close contact with her social worker, and access to the active private surrogate social community.

During their journey, each surrogate will receive gifts of appreciation, in addition to the competitive surrogate pay.

 Competitive benefits and pay

Competitive benefits and pay

Surrogate mother pay can vary, but in general, average surrogate pay can be between $50,000-$60,000. This estimated surrogacy pay includes a surrogate's base fee – which can be between $30,000-$40,000 – as well as the additional compensation and benefits she receives throughout the journey.

A surrogate mother's base fee is determined by a few factors:

1. The state she lives in
2. Whether or not she has health insurance
3. If she's an experienced gestational carrier

Once a base fee is established, a surrogate will then receive compensation and payments both before she's pregnant, as well as throughout the pregnancy.

At Circle Surrogacy, we offer generous surrogacy pay and benefits. Learn more and see how much you could make as a surrogate mother with our surrogate pay calculator.

In addition to the base compensation, surrogates will receive payments even before they are pregnant, as well as payments for milestones throughout the journey, including an embryo transfer and invasive testing.

Why surrogates choose Circle Surrogacy

When deciding which surrogacy agency is best for you, there are many things to consider. It may be helpful to make a list of the pros and cons of each agency you're researching, as well as a list of what's important to you as a surrogate.

If you're considering a larger agency, you may be comparing Circle Surrogacy, Conceiveabilities or Growing Generations. Or perhaps you're looking at a smaller agency such as Northwest Surrogacy, American Surrogacy or researching on Doing your homework is important to see how agencies differ and which one will be the best one for you.

Here are 3 reasons surrogates choose Circle Surrogacy as their agency:

  1. Long-standing agency. Circle was founded in 1995, and has grown into the most successful surrogacy agency for intended parents bringing home a baby. Circle has withstood changes in government, society and the world. And because we're a larger agency with 25 years of experience, that means a larger team to assist our surrogates, more resources throughout your journey, and knowledge of navigating any bumps in the road.
  2. Surrogate-friendly for support and contracts. At Circle, our focus is on both our intended parents and our surrogates. As a surrogate, you will work with a social worker who is 100% dedicated to you and your journey. We'll help you find a local lawyer who will work with you to negotiate your contract for what in your best interests.
  3. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. At Circle, helping people grow their families is more than a job – it's personal. About 40% of our staff are experienced parents, surrogates and egg donors through the program. We're a group of people who are passionate about surrogacy and helping others.

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