Why is it a Requirement That Surrogates Need to Have Given Birth and Be Parenting a Child?

We often receive questions from potential surrogate applicants about why surrogates have to have already given birth and be parenting. This is something that is set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. ASRM is an organization that ensures ethical standards are upheld through the practice and advancement of reproductive medicines. In order to be approved […]

Happy National Social Work Month!

In honor of March being National Social Work Month, Circle would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the hard-working social workers in the Circle Family, who work tirelessly providing support and guidance to our intended parents, surrogates and egg donors along every step of their journeys.  We have eleven – count them, eleven! – smart and caring social […]

Washington State to Allow Compensated Surrogacy

Circle is excited to start working with women from Washington on surrogacy journeys!  For years, compensated surrogacy in Washington was not allowed. However, this will change starting January 1, 2019. Governor Inslee just signed Senate Bill 6037 into law, allowing for compensated surrogacy – and other parentage changes – in the state of Washington.  This […]

Egg Donation: 5 Things You May Not Know

Surrogacy with Egg Donation is a method of assisted reproduction becoming increasingly popular for those experiencing infertility. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, there have been about 10,000 fresh egg donation cycles per year for the last decade. So what is egg donation and who does it help? Simply put, it is an assisted conception […]