Become a Parent through Surrogacy in the US - Virtual Consultations
Surrogacy is a wonderful way to grow your family, but it can feel overwhelming at first, and likely you have many questions. We're meeting with intended parents virtually to discuss the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs and much more. We hope to meet you soon!
Let's talk about parenthood through surrogacy
If you're considering growing your family through surrogacy, the best first step is to speak with a surrogacy agency. Our virtual consultations are a casual and informative way to get a better understanding of the surrogacy process and surrogacy costs, matching with your surrogate and domestic travel, as well as why intended parents choose Circle Surrogacy, and how our process has contributed to our success rate of 99.3%.
If you're ready to talk about surrogacy, we're ready to meet with you.
Register to Meet with Circle Surrogacy
Although we prefer to meet in person with intended parents for our consultations, everyone’s health and safety is our primary focus; therefore, we are following the U.S. government's guidelines of social distancing. For the near future, we are offering free complimentary consultations with our team over Skype or Zoom (mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends) for intended parents living in the United States.
Reserve your spot to meet with us from the following days and times:
April 1-30, 2021: Mornings and Afternoon time slots available every day
April 6, 2021 - Evening
April 12, 2021 - Evening
April 13, 2021 - Evening
April 20, 2021 - Evening
Our private consultations are free, and allow us to hear your story and what brought you to surrogacy. We'll also discuss an overview of our programs and agency protocols, matching with a surrogate mother, surrogacy costs, insurance and much more. You'll meet with an Assisted Reproductive Technology Law attorney and one of our Parent Process Consultants. You'll also have the opportunity to ask any questions in a private setting
To request a consultation, please fill out the registration form below. If these time frames above don't work for your schedule, please select "Times frames listed don't work for me. I need help accommodating my schedule" on the form and we'll be happy to accommodate your schedule.
Gestational surrogacy helps those who cannot have a child on their own become parents. The intended parents (IPs) use a gestational carrier (also referred to as a surrogate mother) to carry a baby to term.
Surrogacy is a process that requires medical and legal professionals to guide the intended parents, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.
How does surrogacy work?
Through IVF (in vitro fertilization), embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic. Sometimes the intended parents use their own genetic material. Sometimes, an egg donor or sperm donor is required. At the fertility clinic, 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, who carries the baby(ies) to term.
What is a surrogate mother?
Surrogates, surrogate mother or gestational carriers are all terms for a woman who carries a baby for someone else. Gestational carriers have no genetic relationship to the children they deliver.
How do I know if I'm ready for a surrogacy agency consultation?
Our complimentary consultations are for those who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. If you're not ready for a full consultation, but would like to obtain more information you can schedule a 15-minute chat with a member of our team.
How much does surrogacy cost in the United States?
Circle is the only agency that offers you two truly fixed price options for surrogacy costs, 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: $128,750 Surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,750 (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.
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.
Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation is proud to be the only surrogacy agency to offer an exclusive financing plan for intended parents through our partnership with Origin Finance, LLC. Our new financing plan helps make surrogacy an option for even more intended parents to grow their families.
A question many intended parents have is how do they find a surrogate mother to carry their baby. We recommend working with a surrogacy agency – like Circle Surrogacy – who will manage all aspects of your surrogacy, including finding a surrogate mother match.
We will match you with a surrogate based on 3 criteria:
Legal fit (can you legally match with her based on where you and she are located)
Views about surrogacy (including your views on selective reduction and termination)
It's important that the surrogate mother with whom you match is a good fit for surrogacy. Surrogate mothers must meet strict surrogacy requirements in order to accepted in our surrogate program.
Circle Surrogacy also fully screens their surrogate mothers prior to matching them with intended parents. Surrogates must complete a 3-step screening process in order to meet Circle's standards for matching. Fully screening surrogates before a match is made helps ensure a more successful journey, fewer match breaks and a strong start in your relationship.
Working with an agency makes your search to find a surrogate safe and easy.
Circle’s experienced 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.
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.
We know there's many agencies to choose from in the world. It's imperative that you research surrogacy agencies and determine how successful the surrogacy agency is and if it would be a good fit. Choosing your surrogacy agency is a personal choice, not every agency is suitable for everyone.
How to choose a surrogacy agency in if you live in the United States
This list of criteria will help intended parents in their surrogacy research of agencies.
Agency experience. How many years has the agency been in business?
Legal expertise. Does the agency have a legal team on staff who is knowledgeable in surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law?
Success rates. How successful is the agency? Can they share success rates with you when you ask for them?
Costs. You will find that costs for surrogacy vary greatly from agency to agency. When interviewing an agency, you should ask for a detailed cost sheet that outlines ALL costs. Compare costs between agencies to ensure that each agency is accounting for all expenses during a journey. At Circle, we are transparent about our costs: what you see on the cost sheet is what you can expect to pay. Our Fixed Cost programs eliminate financial uncertainty.
Views on relationship. Does the agency encourage a relationship between the intended parents and the surrogate? Will the agency develop a strong relationship with you as intended parents during your journey, or will it be more of a business transaction?
Personal experience. While it's not imperative that an agency and its team have personal experience with surrogacy, it does help for them to understand first-hand what the surrogacy process is like. (Fun fact: about 40% of Circle's staff has personal experience with surrogacy and third party reproduction as a surrogate or egg donor, or as parents through surrogacy, IVF or adoption!)
This Surrogacy Agency Checklist is a helpful tool to use to ask questions to surrogacy agencies to find the one that's best for you and your journey to becoming a parent.
Why Work with Circle Surrogacy?
Circle Surrogacy is a premier US surrogacy agency experienced in helping intended parents grow their families.
Why intended parents should choose Circle Surrogacy
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. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.
We work with intended parents from all backgrounds. For 25 years we’ve helped straight and LGBTQ+ couples and singles fulfill their dreams of parenthood.
Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for private surrogacy consultations via video on a regular basis with parents throughout the United States. Once we're able to resume in-person consultations [pandemic], you'll also be able to schedule a face-to-face meeting with Circle Surrogacy at one of our 3 locations - Boston, California, and New York - or one of the major cities that we travel to often.
In-house legal support. Circle has attorneys on staff to help with your legal work and insurance. We have ensured all new parents have made it home safely with their babies.
High-quality process for screening our surrogates and donors. We accept roughly 1-2% of the applicants who begin the application to be a surrogate. All applicants go through a 3-step screen process and are fully screened prior to match.
We’re here to support you during these uncertain times
Circle Surrogacy is here to support parents, surrogates and donors at all stages of their journey. The current situation will not last forever, but families are forever, so we encourage you to start your journey today. Fill out the form to begin your journey with us.