Surrogacy Process: The Surrogate Screening Process

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 […]

Surrogate and Egg Donor Body Mass Index (BMI)

At Circle, one question that always comes up is: “Why is surrogate BMI so important?” In order to be considered for surrogacy or egg donation, applicants have to meet certain qualifications. One such requirement is the Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated using a formula that divides an individual’s weight by their height to […]

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Surrogacy or Egg Donation Agency

Whether you’re an intended parent or a prospective surrogate or egg donor, make sure you’re in good hands when you’re choosing an agency. Keep in mind that, while the decision can be daunting, a few key factors can help you make an informed choice. Remember, your final decision will affect you throughout your experience. So don’t […]

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 […]

Choosing Known vs. Semi-Known Egg Donation

This post, written by Circle Director of Marketing Kristin Marsoli, was originally published on Parents via Egg Donation Infertility can be a long road. You’re investing a tremendous amount of time, money and emotion into doing everything you can to fulfill your dreams of parenthood. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out the way you […]