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

Surrogacy Agency Location

Whether you are researching surrogacy agencies as a prospective surrogate mother 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 you do not need to choose your agency based on its locale. Circle’s main office is located in Boston, Massachusetts. However, our surrogates and egg donors come from all across the country, and our intended parents are both domestic and international. The majority of the surrogates and intended parents we work with will never even visit our surrogacy and egg donation agency in Boston, New York City, or the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, CA); although they are more than welcome to do so.

With our agency’s comprehensive, in-house framework, all of your needs are handled without requiring your physical presence. Circle is vigilant when it comes to screening our surrogates. We only work with surrogates who live in surrogate-friendly states.

How can you work with an agency in Boston, MA, if you live in another state?

As a surrogate with Circle, any associated traveling would be to and from your intended parent’s clinic. All of the costs for medical travel would be covered by your intended parents (IP). Other travel may include trips (all costs covered) to visit the intended parents. Depending on the nature of your agreed-upon relationship with your IPs, this could happen once after you deliver or numerous times before and/or post-delivery. If you’d like to learn more about surrogacy in your state, find your state on our site for specifics about becoming a surrogate in your specific state!

Why are there multiple locations listed on your website?

You may have noticed additional locations listed on our site. We have 3 offices: one in Boston, MA; one in New York City, NY; and another in Burlingame, CA. We also have staff members that live all across the United States and internationally.  Again, there is never a need for you to travel to our offices, so these locations exist to provide you with a sense of just how global our agency is in terms of where our staff members live and work to keep Circle going and growing.

What if you are matched with intended parents who live in a different part of the country or world?

Part of the beauty in the relationships formed between surrogates and intended parents lies in their lasting and durable qualities. While each surrogacy arrangement is unique, the opportunity for establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships is available to all surrogates and intended parents, regardless of their locations. With the aid of modern technology, our surrogates and intended parents can keep in touch and feel present both throughout the surrogacy journey and years after a child is born. Learn more about our matching process in this earlier post.

If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate and would like to learn more about the process or are feeling ready to apply, check out the Surrogates section of our site where we share resources for potential, current, and past surrogates!