Fertility Treatments: What is “Known Egg Donation?”

Individuals and couples facing obstacles of infertility are fortunate to have a wide range of fertility treatment options available. One of the most popular and effective routes for women who are having a difficult time conceiving with their own eggs is egg donation. If you are considering egg donation to help you grow your family, […]

State Spotlight: Surrogacy in Illinois

Circle is dedicated to informing intended parents and surrogates as much as possible about surrogacy, including the state laws addressing the practice. Here we break down the legal framework on assisted reproduction in Illinois. Illinois Law Illinois is one of the only states in the nation that passed laws specifically addressing the surrogacy practice. The Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act was passed […]

Egg Donor of the Week: Meet Samantha

Donor Number: 15637 Birth date: 2/15/91 Height: 5′ 6″ Weight: 136 Hair color: Blonde Eye color: Brown Ethnic background: German, Indian Education: Currently Enrolled in Occupational School Location: VA This week’s featured egg donor is Samantha, who turned 24 this week. Here’s to wishing her a very happy birthday! She has accomplished quite a bit for a newly 24 year old. At the age […]

Circle Surrogacy to Hold Informational Meeting and Consultations in Switzerland

Circle Surrogacy travels around the world giving prospective parents the opportunity to meet with us in-person, either by a private consultation or attending an information session. Our next scheduled trip is to Zurich, Switzerland, where we will be holding a free information session on surrogacy in the United States for prospective parents this Saturday, February […]

Ireland to Consider Surrogacy Laws

Ireland’s Cabinet has just authorized the country’s first drafting of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and surrogacy laws. The Child and Family Relationships Bill, created by former minister for justice, Alan Shatter, no longer includes his proposed provisions on surrogacy. The proposed Bill for Assisted Reproduction and Stem Cell Research would now consider surrogacy and ART […]

Egg Donor of the Week: Meet Brittany

After hearing about one of her closest friend’s life-changing experiences as a known egg donor here at Circle, Brittany knew that she wanted to help change lives in a similar way. Brittany’s cooperative, determined, and understanding nature has steered her into a profession she loves. After graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in adolescent […]

The Surrogate Application: What is the Surrogate Portal?

Let’s face it. Applying to become a surrogate requires submitting a lot of information. There are questionnaires to complete, covering your health history; matching preferences and personal background; insurance intake forms; photos; and medical records. While there are a lot of things we ask potential surrogates when they apply, the answers to these questions help […]