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Become a Parent Through Surrogacy in New Zealand

Many intended parents in New Zealand work with agencies in the United States to grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation. Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation's experienced staff have been helping parents from New Zealand for decades, sharing their stories, educating them on the surrogacy costs and process, and providing support even after the birth of their babies. Start your journey and meet with our team for a complimentary private consultation!

 Meet with Circle Surrogacy in New Zealand and talk US surrogacy!

Meet with Circle Surrogacy in New Zealand and talk US surrogacy!

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:
In-person.
Video chat.

In an effort to be as mindful and thoughtful of everyone’s health as possible, and do our part in society to follow CDC recommendations of fewer in-person gatherings or interactions, as of now Circle Surrogacy will be meeting with intended parents via video chat (Skype/Zoom) at a time that's convenient for their schedules. We will continue to monitor the situation and offer in-person when it's appropriate.

Our current openings in New Zealand for private consultations with Circle include:

  • Auckland: Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Auckland: Saturday, 30 May 2020


Our complimentary private consultations entail:

  • Meeting with an Assisted Reproductive Technology Law attorney
  • Meeting with our International Outreach Associate who is also a father through surrogacy
  • Overview of our program and agency protocols, surrogacy costs, insurance, and much more.
  • Opportunity to ask any questions in a private setting

To request a consultation, please fill out the registration form below. If these dates don't work for you schedule, please use the form to request a different virtual consultation date.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a parent with Circle!

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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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. We'll use this time to not only discuss the surrogacy process with Circle, but also talk about your story and what brought you to surrogacy.

A consultation is not a commitment, it's a way for you to learn more about becoming a parent through U.S. surrogacy. 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 USA?

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.

Why do parents from New Zealand come to experience surrogacy in the United States.

International parents, especially parents from the Australia and New Zealand, prefer the United States due to its favorable legal, societal and medical conditions, and 46 of 50 U.S. states permit commercial surrogacy. For over two decades, we've worked with intended parents from over 73 countries, including the New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Singapore, United Kingdom, Norway, and Ireland to name a few.
 Intended Parents spending time with their surrogate carrier, Ashtin

5 things that set Circle apart from other surrogacy agencies.

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.

 Why do surrogacy in New Zealand with Circle?

Why do surrogacy in New Zealand with Circle?

High 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 most-successful IVF clinics throughout California, which helps to reduce travel costs associated with your journey. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.

Large network of surrogates. Circle works with surrogates from California, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, and throughout the United States. Having your surrogate close to your clinic helps to reduce travel costs.

New Zealand-based support. We have a network of Circle parents in New Zealand who are happy to share their stories.

• We work with intended parents from all backgrounds. For over 20 years we’ve helped straight and LGBTQ+ couples and singles fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

In-house legal team. Circle has attorneys on staff to help with your legal work and insurance.

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