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Why Intended Parents in Ireland Choose Circle for International Surrogacy

Many Irish intended parents work with agencies in the United States to grow their families through international surrogacy and egg donation. Circle Surrogacy’s experienced staff has been helping intended parents from Ireland for decades, sharing their stories, educating them on the surrogacy process and costs, and providing support even after the birth of their babies.

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Why should you consider Circle Surrogacy in Ireland?

Highest success rates. We're the most successful surrogacy agency with a success rate of 99.3% for parents. (We've had our success rates audited by a reputable tax and audit firm.)

Established relationships with IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most successful IVF clinics throughout the United States, many of which are located on the East Coast of the USA. This makes it easier for intended parents coming from Ireland. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic, we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.

We're a full-service agency. Being “full service” means our team includes all parties associated with a surrogacy journey—social workers, case managers, accountants, and lawyers—right at Circle Surrogacy. Having these services in-house and available to parents eliminates the need to go outside of the agency for services and streamlines the surrogacy process.

We work with intended parents from all backgrounds. For over 27 years, we’ve helped straight and LGBTIQA+ couples and singles fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

We have personal experience. 44% of Circle Surrogacy's staff are experienced parents, surrogates, or egg donors through the program, as well as parents through IVF and adoption.

Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for private video surrogacy consultations on a regular basis with intended parents in Ireland.

In-house legal support. Circle has Assisted Reproductive Technology attorneys on staff to help with your legal work and insurance. In fact, Circle's Vice President of Legal Services is also Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Local support. We have a large network of Circle parents in Ireland who are happy to share their stories and provide support and guidance.

Easy return to Ireland. Every child born in the United States receives U.S. citizenship and U.S. travel documents. Our attorneys on staff have helped Irish families for decades return home safely to Ireland.

Exclusive community for Irish parents. You’ll be connected to other Irish parents through surrogacy, as well as yearly meet-up events for Irish families.

U.S. Surrogacy Agencies are a safer option for international parents

U.S. surrogacy agencies such as Circle offer the best protection for international intended parents. Other international agencies, such as surrogacy agencies in the Ukraine, may not offer the same level of service and security as with U.S. surrogacy agencies.
 Meet with Circle in Ireland

Meet with Circle in Ireland

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers complimentary consultations for Irish intended parents to meet with an attorney and a process consultant. During the consultation, you’ll learn about the process of matching with a gestational carrier and/or egg donor, legal implications, insurance, surrogacy costs and financing, and much more.

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Keep in mind that a consultation is not a commitment, it's a way for you to learn more about becoming a parent through surrogacy in the USA. If you would like more information but are not ready for a full consultation, a 15-minute chat with a member of our team is a great way to start.

 Meet Brett Griffin-Young: Head of International Client Services and parent through surrogacy

Meet Brett Griffin-Young: Head of International Client Services and parent through surrogacy

Hello! I'm Brett Griffin-Young. I'm here to be a resource and a support person for intended parents (IPs) in Ireland, the UK, and the rest of Europe. Getting to play a small part in so many IPs' experiences on their road to parenthood is both humbling and an honor, so much so, that after my own surrogacy journey I felt compelled to join Circle and help others.

In early 2008, my husband and I realized what was missing in our life and decided to look at options to create a family. We turned to surrogacy, found Circle, and in 2009 in Denver, Colorado, fatherhood was upon us! Before we knew it, we were knee deep in nappies, baby wipes, and bottles, and couldn’t have been happier! Shortly thereafter, we decided to have another child. Our daughter was born in 2013 in the UK, whom we adopted at 8 months old. Since we had such a great experience with Circle Surrogacy, we went on to have another baby! My latest son was born in Dallas, Texas, in July of 2020 and we are so happy. My older two children just adore their baby brother, and he is the final piece of the family jigsaw.

I’m so appreciative that Circle has given me the opportunity to draw on my personal experience to help others understand surrogacy as a family-building option. To be able to assist intended parents from all over Europe and bring the dream of parenthood a reality is a true honor. I love my job!


As you consider parenthood through surrogacy, you may have questions. We’ve been helping parents navigate their journeys for over two decades and have answered almost every question out there! Below is a small sample of the questions that we have been asked.
What is the cost of surrogacy?

Circle is proud to offer the all-inclusive Journey Protection Guarantee Program, which is designed to help as many Intended Parents as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.

Journey Protection Guarantee Program
Surrogacy only: $157,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $184,750
(both prices exclude IVF)

Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents:

  • An all-inclusive program that covers all Surrogate fees and expenses for unlimited transfers and any complications that may arise during your journey
  • No surprise costs or invoices, even in scenarios that require a rematch with a new Surrogate

The costs outlined above are for our Surrogacy Only and Surrogacy Plus Egg Donation Programs. For more information about the costs of our other programs, please email us or call us at 617.439.9900.

How does the matching process work?
Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.

We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.

An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.
What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?
Circle’s legal team coordinates with local attorneys to ensure that you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. You will need to have wills finalized prior to the embryo transfer that ensure that a guardian is in place to care for your children in the event of your death. (If you live in the United States, Circle’s legal team can draft these for you.) Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf with independent attorneys who represent the egg donor and/or surrogate. Circle works with local attorneys in the states where the surrogates reside in order to accomplish the legal work necessary to secure your parental rights. Depending on a variety of factors, your surrogacy legal work may include a pre-birth order, a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, a judgment of paternity, a custody orders, or an adoption.
 Testimonials From Our Parents

Testimonials From Our Parents

"Circle has helped us achieve our dream of expanding our family. They have helped us give a baby brother to our beautiful daughter. We can never be grateful enough! We can never express the deep gratitude for what you have done for us. We can never thank you enough. No words could describe the enormous “swelling of love” both our hearts have experienced since our son's birth. - J & C

I just wanted to tell you I am the happiest man in the world right now! Christophe is doing great. David and I can't get enough of him, our parents are totally crazy and want to see him every day! Can't ask for more right now; just want to say thank you so much for making it possible. You contributed in making a whole family happy. Thanks, thanks and thanks again! - Martin

You have shown such belief in us and backed that up with the most extraordinary high level of involvement, advice, support, and good practical common sense. Yes, it's true that we've had a few ups and downs, but I'm sure that is what a journey, by its very nature, is all about. If it had been completely straightforward, then the huge sense of sublime joy and utter amazement at the outcome might not now be so sweet. – Liz and Chris

Read more testimonials from some of our wonderful Circle parents.