Become a parent through surrogacy in Australia

Many intended parents from Australia work with agencies in the United States to grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation. Circle Surrogacy’s experienced staff has been helping intended parents from Australia 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 Australia?

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.

Australian-based support. We have a large network of Circle parents in Australia who are happy to share their stories, and provide support and guidance.

• 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 Australia. 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 Australia.
 Meet with Circle in Australia

Meet with Circle in Australia

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers complimentary consultations for intended parents where you'll 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.

Share your story to request a consultation with us.

 Meet Brett Griffin-Young: International Outreach Associate and parent through surrogacy

Meet Brett Griffin-Young: International Outreach Associate and parent through surrogacy

Hello! I'm Brett Griffin-Young, Circle's International Outreach Associate. I'm here to be a resource and a support person for intended parents (IPs) in Australia and New Zealand. 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 therefore after, 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 are currently embarking on our third child (2nd surrogacy journey).

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 bring the dream of parenthood a reality is a true honor. I love my job!

FAQ's

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?
The cost for gestational surrogacy ranges depending upon the program chosen (we have a variety of programs to choose from) and whether a donor is needed. The ranges include: all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs. To find out the costs of our various programs, please click here.
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.

After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.

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

My husband and I were very keen to start our family and we knew that we wanted to explore surrogacy in the US. We decided on Circle due to their professionalism but also their personal touch. We were given all of the medical, legal and financial advice that forms the foundation of understanding how the surrogacy journey works in the US. They were very knowledgeable about how it would work for us as an Australian couple. We were also matched with a great gestational carrier within 3 months, which was unexpectedly quick for us. What we didn’t expect was all of the great advice we received about all of the other questions you have when you embark on a journey like this. What is it like being a family two dads? How does your life change when you have kids? It is this personal touch, where the Circle team speak from experience, that really sets them apart from the agencies out there. We have our baby daughter now and we are completely in love with her. It was amazing sharing the whole experience with the Circle family. -CG

Our journey through surrogacy was made so much easier with Circle by our side. As international parents the whole process can be daunting, however nothing was ever too much trouble for the Circle team. We always felt at ease with them behind us. If we were ever to go through surrogacy again we would definitely choose Circle. - ND

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