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Check out some of the latest press releases and news updates about Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation.

Aug 02, 2022

What Does the Roe v Wade Decision Mean for Surrogacy?

NBC News inquires about the affect of Roe v Wade on LGBTQ family building, and what type of impact it will have. Kristin Marsoli, Director of Marketing...

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May 09, 2022

Circle Surrogacy Intended Mother and Surrogate Featured on Good Morning America

Each year on Good Morning America the show will celebrate a special mother for Mother's Day. This year, GMA celebrate two special mothers, Circle parent...

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Jun 01, 2021

Circle Surrogacy Celebrates Pride Month with Chance to Win Free Surrogacy Services

Circle Surrogacy is proud to be a sponsor in A Lifetime of Pride and Joy, a campaign that celebrates and encourages family equality by raising awareness...

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Apr 07, 2020

How Coronavirus is Affecting Surrogacy, Foster Care and Adoption

COVID-19 has had a big impact on those who are trying to get pregnant, or who have surrogate mothers pregnant with their baby. Fertility clinics have...

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May 28, 2019

Circle Surrogacy Opens up San Francisco Office

Boston-headquartered Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, the world’s largest full-service surrogate parenting agency, today announced a new office just...

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Jan 25, 2019


Surrogate compensation and costs are among the first questions asked by women interested in becoming a surrogate, and parents who are interested in growing...

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Jun 09, 2017

All Partners at Weltman Law Group and Circle Surrogacy Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine©

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2017 Weltman Law Group 617.439.9900 x242 [email protected] All Partners at Weltman Law Group and...

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Jun 03, 2017

Circle Surrogacy Parents and Surrogate Featured in the Washington Post!

Photo originally appeared with the Washington Post article, 'With new surrogacy law, Washington, D.C. joins jurisdictions that are making it easier...

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Nov 01, 2016

Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation Founder John Weltman Contributed to an Article in The SciTech Lawyer on SPAR

Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation founder and president John Weltman contributed to an important piece that appeared in The SciTech Lawyer this past...

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Sep 16, 2016

Huffington Post: These Sweet Birth Photos Show There’s No ‘Right Way’ To Become A Family

Jakob and Johan, who had their daughter Ellen with us at Circle Surrogacy, are an internet sensation. To capture the pregnancy journey and birth of...

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May 05, 2016

“Elite Daily” Video Features Circle Families, Staff

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the news site Elite Daily released a short documentary on surrogacy, featuring a Circle surrogate and her family, a parent...

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May 02, 2016

NY Times Calls Upon Circle Expertise

In an article about the trend of developing countries shutting their doors to intended parents seeking surrogacy options, the New York Times asked Circle’s...

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Apr 27, 2016

Norwegian TV Show Features John Weltman

The second season premiere of På bortebane, a Norwegian television show that sends Norway's politicians abroad to have their views challenged, took on...

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Apr 26, 2016

Weltman: Revoke the Norwegian Ban on Surrogacy

Circle President and Founder, John Weltman, provided an opinion piece on surrogacy to Norwegian newspaper, VG. The piece was published in advance of...

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Feb 15, 2016

Circle Director of Legal Quoted in York Dispatch

Last week, journalist David Weissman from York Dispatch interviewed Circle Surrogacy’s Director of Legal Services Dean Hutchison about why many parents...

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Oct 01, 2015

Circle Attorneys Co-Author Family Law Journal Piece

Circle Founder and President, John Weltman, an experienced assisted reproductive technology (ART) attorney and Circle’s Natalie Kanellis coauthored an...

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Sep 25, 2015

Circle Director of Legal Services Appointed Vice Chair of American Bar Association Committee

Circle Surrogacy’s Director of Legal Services, Dean Hutchison, has been appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Assisted Reproductive...

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Sep 21, 2015

Shanghai Magazine Calls on Circle for Surrogacy Article

The Shanghai, Chinese weekly magazine Xinmin Weekly called upon Circle for an article on the growing trend of Chinese intended parents pursuing surrogacy...

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Aug 23, 2015

Chinese are hiring surrogate moms in America

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Aug 23, 2015

CNN Money Interviews Circle Founder John Weltman

In a story on the growing trend of Chinese intended parents pursuring surrogacy in the United States, CNN Money called upon John Weltman and other experts...

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Jul 28, 2015

Good Morning America Calls on Circle's Gina-Marie Madow

In a Good Morning America segment on egg donor compensation, Circle's Gina-Marie Madow shared her expertise as an experienced egg donor and assisted...

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Jul 27, 2015

Wall Street Journal Interviews Circle's Gina-Marie Madow

Whether organizations can establish limits on egg donor compensation is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed in Northern California. In its coverage...

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Jun 15, 2015

Circle Dads Featured in People Magazine Father's Day Story

People magazine ran a feature on Gay and Transgender dads to celebrate Father's Day this year. Three Circle dads made the cut! We're happy to have helped...

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Apr 24, 2015

Circle Surrogacy Celebrates Milestone Birth of 1,000 Babies

The surrogacy agency has been playing a vital role in the family-building options of surrogacy and egg donation since 1995. It has proudly been instrumental...

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Apr 16, 2015

The Oregonian Cites Circle in Article on Growth of Surrogacy

Like states across the country, Oregon has seen a growth in the number of surrogacy arrangements in recent years. With favorable law and policy, the...

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Mar 23, 2015

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Article Examines D&G's Comments on Children Born through Surrogacy

Are children of surrogate mothers "Synthetic babies," as the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have just claimed? Or are they normal children with...

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Mar 17, 2015

WebTalkRadio: "In Search of Fertility – Domestic Surrogacy"

Circle's Jen Rachman, outreach coordinator and parent through the process, joins WebTalkRadio on their segment "In Search of Fertility - Domestic Surrogacy."...

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Feb 20, 2015

BBC's "World Have Your Say" Calls on Circle Surrogate

In the wake of a number of tragic surrogacy stories, Thailand's government has passed legislation banning commercial surrogacy. BBC World Service called...

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Oct 20, 2014

Super Lawyers Magazine Honors Circle Attorneys

The experts in Circle’s legal department have done it again, making it into the 2014 New England edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Congratulations to...

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Aug 17, 2014

In Sydney Morning Herald Article, Weltman Offers Advice to Australian Gov't: "Snap Out of It"

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia's oldest continuously operating newspaper, called upon Circle's President and Founder, John Weltman, for his surrogacy...

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Jul 13, 2014

In NY Times Letter, Weltman Calls for Reasonable Surrogacy Limits

In response to "Coming to U.S. for Baby, and Womb to Carry It," which appeared in the New York Times on July 5, 2014, Circle's President and Founder,...

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Jul 07, 2014

Dean Hutchison quoted in BioEdge's "Court orders France to recognise surrogacy children"

Surrogacy may be banned in France, but it must recognize children born to surrogate parents abroad, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The...

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Jun 16, 2014

The Desert Sun's "Gay men looking to surrogacy for children"

Surrogacy has long been used by celebrities and the affluent as a means to have a baby, primarily because of the expenses and need for sound legal advice....

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Jun 09, 2014

Fertility Revolution Podcast: Interview with Gina-Marie Mariano Madow

Gina-Marie Mariano Madow is an attorney at Circle Egg Donation. She is also a four-time egg donor who has experienced known, identified, and anonymous...

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Jun 05, 2014

"Gay With Kids" Blog Covers Circle's SPAR Program for HIV+ Fathers

Gays with Kids, a blog that covers issues that affect gay fathers, recently featured an article about HIV+ becoming fathers through surrogacy. The piece...

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Mar 31, 2014

Irish Times Letter to the Editor: Surrogacy and ‘gestational carriers’

Brenda O’Brien’s Op-Ed “Surrogacy Splits Motherhood into Bits” published on March 23 addresses the surrogacy segment featured on the RTE’s Prime Time,...

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Mar 24, 2014

Baby M and the Question of Surrogate Motherhood - NY Times Retro Report

The custody battle over Baby M was the first time a court considered surrogacy. Today’s families are created in many different ways. But have we resolved...

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Mar 18, 2014

Circle Surrogacy's Legal Director Appears On Irish National Television

Ireland’s RTÉ television network called upon Circle Surrogacy for its expertise during a live debate segment that aired on March 18, 2014. Dean Hutchison,...

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Mar 15, 2014

French television program “Tellement Vrai” features Circle Dads

The French documentary TV program Tellement Vrai, which airs on NRJ12, featured Circle parents Bruce and David, in a special on gay parenting. The episode...

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Feb 12, 2014

HuffPost Live Interviewee Mentions Circle

Father through Circle Surrogacy, BJ Holt is interviewed on this HuffPost Live segment about Moms & Dads Who Choose To Be Single Parents. Holt was...

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Jan 14, 2014

Women's Health Magazine Feature "What It's Like to Be a Surrogate"

In the article I Gave Birth to Someone Else's Children"—What It's Like to Be a Surrogate, Circle surrogate Sara Chinn shares it all—from the anxiety...

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Jan 06, 2014

Guest Article for Global IVF

Circle was given the opportunity to help spread the word about surrogacy with a guest article for Global IVF. is an online resource that...

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Dec 13, 2013

Gay Parents to Be features Circle Surrogacy

With the holidays season in full swing, Gay Parents to Be's blog offers its holiday gift guides for LGBT parents as well as egg donors and surrogates....

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Dec 12, 2013

CCTV News Interviews John Weltman at Circle Surrogacy Headquarters in Boston

Chinese babies born to American surrogates is a niche business that is growing in the United States. Various factors appear to be behind the trend, including...

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Nov 21, 2013

Empire State Pride Agenda Spotlights Circle IPs

Circle's intended parents, George and Farid, share their journey to parenthood through surrogacy as New York residents.The couple was matched with surrogate...

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Nov 01, 2013

SCOOP Magazine features Circle Surrogacy Intended Parents

SCOOP’s “Fifty Shades of Fatherhood” takes a look at the emerging role of the modern dad. The article takes a look at proud yet unconventional fathers...

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Sep 23, 2013

Circle's Founder and President, John Weltman, Talks with Reuters about Chinese Surrogacy in the U.S.

Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogates for their children, creating a small but growing business. John Weltman, Circle Surrogacy's...

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Sep 20, 2013

Circle Lends Knowledge to

The cost of surrogacy is a hot topic. And LIVESTRONG's article Surrogate Mother Facts hits on said topic, among some others. Writer Julie Boehlk discusses...

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Sep 10, 2013

Gay Star News Makes Mention of Circle's Involvement with Alternative Parenting Show 2013

In Gay Star News' article "Learn how you can become a gay mom or dad," readers learn about the Alternative Parenting Show 2013 that takes place in London...

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Aug 19, 2013

John Weltman Joins the Panel in HuffPost Live Segment

Susan has been a surrogate mother (not through Circle) for eight babies. As a single mom herself, it was a good way to earn money and give to others....

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Aug 16, 2013

Scott Buckley weighs in on ABC's "Adoption vs. Surrogacy Financial Costs: Should You Choose Adoption or Surrogacy? A Cost Analysis"

There seems to be a baby boom in Hollywood as of recent. And surrogacy and adoption are becoming more commonplace processes for starting a family. But...

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Jun 04, 2013

WWL's 'Tommy Tucker Show' Speaks to John Weltman about Louisiana's Surrogacy Bill

Last week, the Louisiana House passed Senate Bill 162, which would legalize surrogacy in Louisiana if signed by Governor Bobby Jindal. Like most things,...

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Apr 04, 2013

The Atlantic Cites Circle’s John Weltman in Article on Israel’s Gayby Boom

The Atlantic quotes Circle Surrogacy’s President John Weltman in “Forget Marriage Equality; Israeli Gays Want Surrogacy Rights.” The article reports...

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Mar 18, 2013

John Weltman Offers Insight to Reuters on Growth of Surrogacy

The rise of surrogate pregnancies in recent years may have its roots in growing societal acceptance and an evolving legal framework, according to John...

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Mar 08, 2013

Irish Times Cites Circle Surrogacy's Work Helping Irish Intended Parents

Intended mothers who have children through surrogacy can now be recognized as legal mothers, according to a landmark Ireland surrogacy ruling last week....

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Feb 10, 2013

Stupid Cancer Radio features John and Circle Parent in Surrogacy Special

During the Stupid Cancer radio show on February 11, John and Circle Parent Jen Rachman discussed surrogacy and fertility rights for cancer survivors. Jen...

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Feb 04, 2013

French Newspaper Turns to Circle Surrogacy for Legal Expertise

French daily newspaper 20 Minutes turned to Circle President John Weltman for a recent article on surrogacy in the United States. Gestational surrogacy...

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Feb 04, 2013

Crain's Cites Circle Surrogacy in Article on Surrogacy Growth

The number of births through surrogacy nearly doubled between 2004 and 2008 and will continue to rise, according to a report cited in Crain's

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Jan 10, 2013

Edge Boston Features Circle Surrogacy and Circle Dad in Gay Parenting Article

There are a growing number of resources available to current and future gay fathers in the Boston area, according to a recent article in Edge Boston. Gay...

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Oct 05, 2012

New California Surrogacy Law Passes; Agency Holds Informational Session in Los Angeles, October 19, 2012

Circle Surrogacy’s informational group meeting and individual consultations will give prospective parents a chance to hear about recent developments...

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Sep 11, 2012

John Weighs in on 'The New Normal" on

NBC has brought gay parenting into the prime time. In a post contributed to gay interest blog Towleroad, Circle President John Weltman offers his comments...

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Sep 06, 2012

The Advocate magazine profiles Circle Surrogacy couple

NBC's newest fall sitcom, The New Normal, marks a television milestone for LGBT families. The show tells the story of a gay couple who pursue their...

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Aug 09, 2012

Circle Surrogacy to Host Informational Group Meeting on Surrogacy for Residents of France, September 16, 2012

View at PRWEB. French couples and individuals, gay and straight, are turning to United States in increasing numbers to pursue surrogacy and egg donation....

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Jul 20, 2012

Surrogacy Options for HIV+ Men - Gay Men's Health Summit 2012, Washington D.C.

John Weltman and Emily Sonier of Circle Surrogacy are joined by George Fesser of the LGBT Community Center of New York City and Dr. Ann Kiessling of...

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Jun 27, 2012

Circle Dads, One Year Later, Share Their Experience

George Constantinou and Farid Lancheros balance parenthood with busy work lives. A recent article in features the couple, nearly a year...

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Jun 19, 2012

NPR Story on Single Fathers Features Circle Dad

Over the past few decades, the number of single men raising children on their own has grown steadily. A recent NPR story on this phenomenon features...

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Jun 01, 2012

Redbook Article features Circle, Highlights Role of Surrogates’ Husbands

In its June issue, Redbook magazine tells the story of Circle surrogate Dawn Wallace and her husband Jeremy. The article focuses on the role that many...

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May 31, 2012

Spanish television features Circle in report on surrogacy

[En español abajo] Spanish television features Circle in report on surrogacy Spanish television newsmagazine “Comando Actualidad” was on hand at the...

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May 26, 2012

Circle Surrogacy Hosts Informational Group Meeting and Consultations on U.S. Surrogacy Options for French Couples and Singles June 16-18, 2012

Circle Surrogacy one of the premiere surrogate and egg donor parenting agencies in the United States, announces an informational meeting, to be held...

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May 09, 2012

Circle Surrogacy and Pacific Fertility Center - Los Angeles Announce an Exclusive Unlimited InVitro Fertilization Program

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Circle Surrogacy and Pacific Fertility Center -Los Angeles announced today that they have partnered to offer the Exclusive...

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Apr 25, 2012

Circle Surrogacy Hosts Meetings and Consultations on U.S. Surrogacy Options for Swedish and Norwegian Couples and Single Individuals, May 19-24, 2012

Visit marks the agency’s return to Sweden and its first Norwegian visit amid growing interest in surrogacy for Scandinavian intended parents Boston,...

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Apr 06, 2012

Circle's Elliott Kronenfeld Contributes Expert Advice in Book on Egg Donation

Intended Parents who look to egg donation to build their families will soon have a new resource: The Insider's Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate...

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Dec 01, 2011

Jezebel consults Circle for insight on egg donor process

Circle’s own Rachel Campbell, a licensed social worker who runs the agency's egg donor program, weighed in on the process of becoming an egg donor in...

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Nov 22, 2011

The Irish Times. The newspaper's series on surrogacy abroad has recounted the difficulties some Irish parents face upon returning home, but notes that things are often easier for those who turnIrish Times features Circle Parents in Article on US Surrogacy

Careful planning and sound legal advice are important in ensuring the surrogacy process goes smoothly, according to an article published by The Irish...

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Nov 04, 2011

Circle featured in Portuguese Report on Surrogacy

Portugal's "Linha da Frente" television news magazine called upon John Weltman's expertise in international surrogacy for a report that aired this past...

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Oct 04, 2011

Circle mentioned in New York Magazine Article "Parents of a Certain Age"

Reproductive technology accounts for the sharp rise in the numbers. Women over 45 who want to carry their own babies most often use donor eggs, though...

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Oct 02, 2011

John Weltman featured in 2011 "Men Having Babies" Seminar

John Weltman explains the differences between traditional versus gestational surrogacy, how agencies screen and match surrogates and donors with intended...

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Jun 30, 2011

Circle parents featured on Spanish television

Spanish television station Telecinco recently featured a Circle couple and two other gay couples who are pursuing surrogacy. "I think that these women...

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Apr 04, 2011

French Documentary on Gay Parenting Features John and Cliff

Circle President John, his husband Cliff, and their sons Kyle and Zachary sat down with French journalists this summer to shed some light on the experience...

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Jan 07, 2011

Landmark State Supreme Court decision establishes parentage for Gay Parents

Boston, Massachusetts January 7, 2011 — In an unprecedented decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that two gay men could be recognized as legal...

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Sep 01, 2010

Circle Parents and staff featured in Quebec's Enfants magazine

Quebec's parenting magazine Enfants Quebec recently interviewed Avishay and Avinoam, who became the parents of twins thanks to the assistance of...

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Jun 01, 2010

Leading Spanish Newspaper El Pais Featured Circle Surrogate about her Reasons for Carrying a Child for a Spanish Couple

In Spain for surrogacy seminars, a surrogate mother and her husband explain to El Pais why they decided to carry children for others. A Circle surrogate...

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Jun 01, 2010

Circle Surrogacy dads in Belgium interviewed on TV news for Father's Day

BELGIAN TV INTERVIEWS CIRCLE SURROGACY DADS FOR FATHER'S DAY RTBF of Belgium, which aired on Father's Day, focuses on the different ways Belgians are...

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May 14, 2010

The Dallas Voice features local Circle Surrogate and President

Texas newspaper, The Dallas Voice, published an article on May 13, 2010 on Circle Surrogacy, the oldest gay-owned and gay-focused surrogate-parenting...

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May 01, 2009

Sweden's Aftonbladet features Circle fathers of twins and their American carrier

Aftonbladet, Sweden’s largest national newspaper, featured an interview with Henrik and Andres, a local gay couple, and Susan Norton, a Circle...

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May 01, 2009

Swedish magazine features Circle surrogate: "I gave birth to a Swedish Woman's child"

Sweden's women magazine Glaze recently interviewed Shannon, A Circle carrier from Arizona, about her experience carrying a baby girl for a Swedish heterosexual...

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Jun 01, 2008

Circle father and the surrogate who helped him interviewed by Swiss newspaper

French language Swiss newspaper, La Tribune de Geneve, interviewed Michelle, a Circle Surrogacy surrogate, Michael, the father of twins for whom...

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Oct 03, 2023

Circle Dads Featured on CNN

In celebration of World Pride this June, CNN reached out to Circle Surrogacy to connect with gay dads who built their families through surrogacy. These...

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Oct 03, 2023

What You Need to Know About Surrogacy, featured The New York Times

Surrogacy is an emotional – and financial – journey to parenthood; and so worth it when you finally get to hold your baby in your arms. Intended parents...

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Oct 03, 2023

Circle Surrogacy Featured in Baby M Surrogacy Special on PBS

The PBS episode, "Born By Surrogate: Pathways to Parenthood" remembers the story of the first – and most famous – surrogacy case: Baby M. In the last...

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