by Sarah, experienced surrogate mother Starting out, I didn’t know exactly what to expect— though I could imagine the possible effects. When I first found out I was pregnant with my daughter, it was a complete surprise, and I was initially in shock and did not know what to feel or think about being pregnant. […]
We hear a lot of questions from women who are considering becoming surrogate mothers. You can check out a list of them on our surrogate mother FAQs page. But now we’re asking you to turn the tables and ask yourself a few questions before beginning a surrogacy journey. We think that they will help you […]
Surrogacy in New Jersey has been signed into law! The legislation to provide legal protections to those struggling to conceive a child who wish to use a gestational carrier has been signed into law in New Jersey. The law, titled the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, allows a woman to carry and give birth […]
Boston surrogacy agency Circle Surrogacy is proud to announce that John Weltman, Scott Buckley, and Dean Hutchinson, were recognized by their peers as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. This list is comprised of the top 2.5% of lawyers in Massachusetts, who are nominated for their outstanding achievements in the practice of reproductive law in Massachusetts. This […]
Getting matched with your Intended Parents is an exciting time during the surrogacy process! Many steps are taken to ensure that you will have the best match for the smoothest journey possible. At Circle, surrogates have the chance to express preferences about the intended parents with whom they are matched. You can share with us the […]
As part of our series on the Phases of the Surrogacy Process, we want to help surrogate applicants understand what happens after you fill out the surrogate application. For a breakdown of what happens in this phase, watch our webinar: Becoming a Surrogate – The Screening Process. Circle’s Alicia Abdella, LCSW, and Dr. Susanne Haskell, Massachusetts Board Licensed […]
A surrogacy journey consists of many mini milestones that lead to the biggest milestone: the day your intended parents meet their baby! This blog is the first in a series about the surrogacy process, and outlines the general process and timeline so you can start to plan your journey! In the coming weeks we’ll post […]
The decision to become a surrogate is a big decision, and a personal one. If you are considering becoming gestational carriers, we encourage you to do your research. The right agency is the agency that feels right to you; one that makes you feel comfortable, answers your questions, and shares your same values.
Although rewarding, the surrogacy process and its associated vocabulary can be new and confusing at times. Not to worry! This blog defines and explains some of the common terms you’ll come across during your journey. Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a woman carrying a child for intended […]
Thinking about becoming a surrogate? Here are ten reasons why becoming a surrogate is amazing.