Surrogacy Terms Decoded: 17 Definitions to Know

Surrogacy Terms Decoded

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 […]

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 […]

The Surrogacy Matching Process: How We Connect Surrogates and Intended Parents

We strive to make the best possible matches for our IPs and surrogates. We believe that an honest and open relationship throughout the process makes for an incredible journey for everyone involved. In order to achieve such a relationship, we use a detailed and extensive matching process. Surrogate Screening Before the matching can begin, we […]

How My Surrogate Pregnancy Was Different Than My Personal Pregnancy

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My Surrogate Pregnancy Journey by Jeni Denhof Heartburn. Check. Waddle. Check, check. Frequent trips to the ladies’ room. Check, check, check. My surrogate pregnancy was similar to my personal pregnancies. However, there were definitely a few (rather large) ways that it differed from the pregnancies I’d had with my own children.   In Vitro Fertilization In […]

Becoming a Surrogate: Does an Agency’s Location Matter?

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Whether you are researching surrogacy agencies as a prospective surrogate or are an intended parent looking for the right agency to help your family grow, you’ve most likely come across location information listed on different agency websites. You may not know this, but surrogacy agency location is not very important! Circle’s main office is located in […]

Surrogacy Medications Explained

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Many women interesting in becoming surrogates have not yet experienced an IVF pregnancy and may not realize how this differs from a personal pregnancy both emotionally and physiologically. There are many medical details surrounding the process and a lot of different surrogacy medications that will need to be taken throughout the course of the pregnancy. The […]