Become a Surrogate Today: Your Top 8 Questions Answered

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If you have thought of becoming a surrogate, but you wondered about surrogacy during a pandemic, we are excited to tell you that there is no further reason to wait! 

It’s been a challenging couple of years, but we’re excited that things are returning to normal and we can start new adventures. After a busy summer of vacations, reuniting with family and friends, and getting back into a routine with our families, now is the perfect time to consider becoming a surrogate! In this post, we will answer the top questions that many potential surrogates ask when they consider becoming a surrogate to help someone else grow their family.

Are there travel restrictions?

Even though there will always be some travel restrictions for a surrogate (such as travel to Zika hot spots and any out-of-state or international travel during the third trimester), there are no further travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Once you match with intended parents, you will be able to travel to wherever their IVF clinic is located. You would travel once for your medical screening and then later for the actual embryo transfer. All of your travel will be arranged by your Circle Surrogacy team and paid for through the intended parents’ escrow account.

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How long does it take to become a surrogate?

Our favorite scenario is when a surrogate passes her medical screening, moves quickly to the embryo transfer, and achieves pregnancy on the first try … indeed, this is the story for a great many surrogates! However, sometimes it takes more than one try, or there may be other hiccups that slow the journey down, such as waiting on paperwork or appointments. Circle Surrogacy’s Matching Team is the best in the business and is incredibly talented in finding excellent intended parent and surrogate matches! Learn more about the surrogacy process timeline on our site.

How does insurance work with a surrogate?

This is a common question asked by women who are interested in becoming surrogate mothers. You do not have to have your own insurance for the surrogacy process. If you do have insurance and if our legal team reviews your policy and determines it to be appropriate for use during the journey, then there is an extra $5000 added to your surrogate base pay. However, if you do not have insurance or your insurance is denied for use in the journey, your team at Circle Surrogacy will purchase a maternity insurance policy at no cost to you. 

What steps do I take to become a surrogate?

If you believe you meet the surrogate requirements, then your next best step is to fill out the surrogacy application. Once you submit your application, a member of the team will reach out to you for a full discussion and answer any further questions that you have.

Why is right now a good time to apply to be a surrogate?

We have a waiting list of parents who are anxious to be matched, so your journey can begin within months! We have many wonderful intended parents in our queue just waiting to be matched with a fantastic surrogate, like you! 

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Why should I choose Circle over other agencies?

The decision to become a surrogate is a big one! At Circle Surrogacy, we promise exceptional support, experienced surrogates on staff, guaranteed compensation, no liability for medical bills, and a superior matching process to ensure you are matched with parents with whom you can have the perfect journey experience.

Do I have to pay to be a surrogate?

No! In addition to the fee that is paid to you for your emotional, mental, and physical dedication, all of your other expenses will be covered 100%. These expenses include travel, lost wages, bed rest, child care, housekeeping, and all of the surrogacy-related medical bills. If you’d like to know what your surrogate pay would be, you can use our surrogacy calculator.

Get Started Now

Circle Surrogacy has been helping people grow their families through surrogacy since 1995. If you’re considering becoming a surrogate, the first step is filling out our application! Once we receive your application, we’ll contact you.