Gestational vs. Traditional Surrogacy

Close-up of a surrogate mother's pregnant stomach.

Defining the difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy in biological terms is straightforward. Understanding the legal and emotional differences between the 2 methods is a bit more complicated. As a trusted, experienced surrogacy agency, we offer gestational surrogacy through our California, New York, and Massachusetts offices. Before in vitro fertilization became more common, individuals or […]

Negotiating Your Surrogacy Contract: For Intended Parents

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Negotiating Your Surrogacy Contract It’s a wonderful thing when intended parents match with a surrogate. As their journey together commences, they develop a relationship like no other. However, the possibility of not seeing eye to eye on everything exists. And that is why a surrogacy contract, or what Circle calls a Carrier Agreement, is put […]

State Surrogacy Laws: Become a Surrogate in Your State

Are you interested in becoming a surrogate with Circle? Surrogacy laws vary from state to state. Each state has unique rules and regulations around surrogacy and it is critical that all laws are followed when becoming a surrogate. Currently, gestational surrogacy is legal in 46 U.S. states, meaning that women can legally enter into a […]

Surrogacy Laws: 4 Things Intended Parents Need To Know

Surrogacy law encompasses family law, contract law, estate planning, insurance and often immigration law. Legal experts at your surrogacy agency are charged with negotiating agreements between intended parents and surrogates and egg donors, planning for the future and the best interests of the child, making sure everyone is insured from financial risk, finalizing parental rights, and […]

VIDEO: What a Trump Presidency Means for Surrogacy

Dean Hutchison, our Director of Legal Services, addresses the three main points of surrogacy politics and law to consider under a Trump presidency: general surrogacy law, parentage laws, and second-parent adoptions for international parents. If you are considering surrogacy, the best first step is to set up a free consultation with our team to learn […]