Many intended parents from New Zealand 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 New Zealand for decades, sharing their stories, educating them on the surrogacy process and costs, and providing support even after the birth of their babies.Take the first step
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.
Take the first step and request a consultation with us.
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.
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.
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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