Many Australian intended parents work with agencies in the United States to grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation. Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation's experienced staff has been making parenthood possible in Australia for almost 25 years, educating them on the surrogacy costs and process, and providing support even after the birth. Start YOUR journey and meet with our team for a complimentary private consultation!
When researching surrogacy agencies, an important step is to consult with the agencies you're considering. It's a great way to share your story, get your questions answered and do a "personality check" to see if the agency team is a good fit for your journey.
Consultations are designed to educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs, and how to find and match with a surrogate mother. At Circle, we're available for a consultation on YOUR schedule. We have a few options from which you can choose. These include in-person consultations and video chat consultations.
Our current openings in Australia for Circle's in-person private surrogacy consultations to learn more about surrogacy in the United States are the following dates:
Our complimentary private consultations entail:
To request a consultation, please fill out the registration form below. If you cannot meet with us in-person during this time, you can also use the form to request a Skype for a date and time that is convenient for you.
You are one step closer to growing your family. A member of our Parent Intake Team will be in touch shortly. We look forward to speaking with you, and learning more about you, and your story.
Surrogacy is a big decision, and you may have many questions. Here are some additional resources to help you understand our process, as well as answers to some frequently-asked questions.
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Circle is the only agency that offers you two truly fixed price options, tailored to your specific circumstances. Our Fixed Cost Program and Journey Protection Guarantee are designed to help as many Intended Parents as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.
Fixed Cost Program
Surrogacy only: $125,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,500
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Fixed Cost Program provides intended parents the security of paying one fixed price a single transfer journey, reducing unexpected expenses and uncertainty of variable costs.
Journey Protection Guarantee Program
Surrogacy only: $135,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $159,500
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents unlimited transfers for a fixed price, plus the Circle Promise: we’ll refund 100% of our agency fee plus unused third party funds if you do not bring home a baby.
Circle's costs include all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs.
For intended parents comparing surrogacy agencies, here are 5 things that set Circle Surrogacy apart from other agencies.
1. We're a full-service agency.
Being "full-service" means we have all parties associated with a surrogacy journey – social workers, case managers, accountants and lawyers – right at Circle Surrogacy. Having all of these services in-house and available to parents eliminates the need to go outside of the agency for services.
2. We have personal experience.
40% of Circle Surrogacy's staff are experienced parents, surrogates or egg donors through the program, as well as parents through IVF and adoption.
3. We encourage relationships between parents, surrogates and egg donors.
By forming a strong relationship, intended parents have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful surrogate who’s selflessly devoting her time, body and energy to make their dream a reality. Many surrogates and intended parents truly feel like a family by the end of the process and we genuinely believe fostering this relationship is the best way to bring a baby into the world. If parents require an egg donor, we always recommend known egg donation (though ultimately it's up to the parents and donor).
4. We practice a high-quality process for screening our surrogates and donors.
Circle Surrogacy only accepts a very small percentage of candidates who apply. All prospective surrogate and egg donor candidates must undergo a rigorous screening process which includes:
• An in-depth interview with licensed social workers
• A psychological exam (egg donor candidates complete the exam after being chosen by the intended parents)
• Criminal and financial background checks
• Medical records reviewed by a consulting physician.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires infectious disease screenings, which are completed once parents have been matched and are ready to begin their journey.
5. We offer a Fixed Price surrogacy program to help control costs.
We are always looking for ways to help make surrogacy more affordable for our intended parents. Our Fixed Cost Program provides Intended Parents the security of paying one fixed price for a single transfer journey and our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents unlimited transfers for a fixed price, plus the Circle Promise: we’ll refund 100% of our agency fee plus unused third party funds if you do not bring home a baby.