Kristi Johnson: A Surrogacy Journey

Surrogacy Story

At Circle, we’ve worked with surrogates for over 20 years. We’ve seen just about everything. Every surrogacy journey is unique and every surrogate’s experience is completely her own. We’re fortunate to have many surrogates and parents through surrogacy that work here on our team to help our intended parents and surrogates through the process. Kristi Johnson, […]

Struggling with Infertility? It May Be Time to Explore Egg Donation

Egg Donation Options

Your road to parenthood can be on it’s own schedule – and it’s frustrating and devastating when you have no control of when it’s going to happen for you. One in eight people experience infertility; and chances are, you know someone who is going through IVF or experiencing delays in getting pregnant naturally. Or, perhaps […]

Infertility Awareness: 6 Misconceptions Explained

While infertility is becoming a more openly discussed topic, many misconceptions about it still exist. Among them are ones that can be clarified through a joint effort between healthcare providers, education systems, media coverage, and open discussions. Here we breakdown the most prevalent myths about infertility to provide insight into the realities of infertility. 1. […]

Surrogate Mother, Surrogate, Gestational Carrier: Which Term is Correct?

Surrogate. Gestational carrier. Gestational surrogate. Surrogate mother. These words are used, often interchangeably, to describe a woman who carries a child for intended parents. So why do these different surrogacy terms exist? And which one is the right one to use? Let’s start by distinguishing the two types of surrogacy – traditional surrogacy and gestational […]

What’s a Doula? 4 Reasons Doulas are Beneficial to Surrogacy

doula and jess

Written by Jessica Pretz, Surrogate Coordinator at Circle Surrogacy, and 4-time gestational carrier and birth doula of 12 years, who has had the unique opportunity to support gestational carriers and their intended parents. What is a doula? Women have been using doulas – from the Greek word meaning “a woman who serves” – for centuries […]