For some gestational carriers, their surrogacy journey in Boston, San Francisco, New York, or elsewhere around the world doesn’t end once they give birth. In addition to continuing to grow their relationship with their intended parents (now parents!) and their new baby, some surrogates will go on to pump and ship breast milk to their intended parents […]
A Short Guide for Surrogates: Shipping Breast Milk
9 Do’s & Don’ts for a First Meeting With Intended Parents and Surrogates
Once you find a surrogate, it’s time to meet! The matching process between surrogates and intended parents is one of the most exciting times of a surrogacy journey. While parents and surrogates may have learned all about each other on paper, having a first face-to-face meeting (that includes via video!) with your surrogate or intended […]
What Do I Do with My Embryos?
What are the options for my created embryos? This article was written by Dr. Vicken Sahakian from Pacific Fertility Center andCircle Surrogacy. It was originally published in 2019 and has been updated in 2023. The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process can be emotional and complicated, not to mention one that takes much longer than hopeful intended […]
The COVID Vaccine and Surrogate Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Updated April 24, 2023 We are three years out of the start of the global pandemic – COVID-19 – that brought the world to a stop. The pandemic brought about many changes in our daily lives, including masking, outdoor dining, remote learning (how did we survive THAT?) and an appreciation of time with family. What […]
How to Afford Surrogacy for Gay Intended Parents
Updated April 2023 Becoming parents through surrogacy involves multiple constraints for gay men, including social and biological obstacles. Growing a family for a gay individual or gay couple involves overcoming some significant emotional and financial hurdles. Even though the cost of having a child using a third-party can be daunting for any couple or individual, […]
What Are Egg Donation Requirements?
Who donates eggs to help other people grow their families? They are young women who see themselves as being part of a process that will make a meaningful impact on others’ lives. They are conscientious, have researched the process, and understand the commitment required for egg donation. Does that sound like you? Our teams in […]
How To Become a Surrogate: 10 Steps Potential Surrogates Can Expect
Making the decision to become a surrogate is exciting and momentous. Becoming a surrogate is an incredibly generous act and will change someone’s life in a beautiful way. Whether you are thinking about being a surrogate in Los Angeles, considering surrogacy in Boston, or looking into the surrogacy process in a town in between, we […]
How to Compare Surrogacy Agencies for Surrogates
If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate, you’ve probably already done some research to find agencies that specialize in matching surrogates to intended parents. You have likely also discovered that there are A LOT of surrogacy agencies out there, from California to New York and Boston and nearly everywhere in between! How do I choose […]
Become an Egg Donor: 7 Things You May Not Know About Egg Donation
Want to become an egg donor? You might think that you know quite a bit when it comes to the topic of egg donation. Maybe you have spent a good amount of time researching or you’ve simply seen articles about the topic in your favorite magazines. However, there may be some things of which you’re […]
What Does a Surrogacy Agency Fee Cover?
If you’re considering surrogacy to grow your family, you have some options. You can opt to do an independent surrogacy journey. Or, you can choose to do a surrogacy journey through an agency, incurring an agency fee. Circle Surrogacy often urges intended parents who are just starting out to do some research. This research helps […]