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Surrogacy in California - Surrogacy Agency in San Francisco

If you're looking for a surrogacy agency in California, Circle Surrogacy has opened up an office in San Francisco! California is a safe and surrogacy-friendly state. Learn about the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs and how to find a surrogate mother in California from our local surrogacy experts.

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 A trusted surrogacy agency with a new office in San Francisco.

A trusted surrogacy agency with a new office in San Francisco.

Circle Surrogacy has been partnering with intended parents and surrogates from the West Coast for almost 25 years. Our new office in Burlingame, California will now allow us to be even more of a local resource for those who are interested in becoming parents through surrogacy, and also strengthen our ties to local IVF clinics as well as the community.

Read more about our San Francisco office here.

 How does parenthood through surrogacy in California work?

How does parenthood through surrogacy in California work?

California is a great place to live if you're considering parenthood through surrogacy and/or egg donation. Circle has worked with parents from California for almost 25 years.

Here are a few reasons why California is a great state for surrogacy with Circle:

• Local office. With a new office location in Burlingame, right outside of San Francisco, intended parents in California can work with our local surrogacy team for consultations and throughout their journey.

• Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the 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.

• Local surrogates. Circle works with surrogates from California and all of the surrounding states. Working with a local surrogate can sometimes cut down on travel costs during your journey.

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

 Meet with Circle in their California surrogacy agency office.

Meet with Circle in their California surrogacy agency office.

We are currently booking in-person consultations Monday through Friday.

Our consultations are designed to educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, about Circle as a surrogacy agency, surrogacy costs, and how to find a surrogate mother in California or other state.

You can also meet with our Parent Outreach Team in the comfort of your own home via Skype.

Request a meeting with our California team.

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How much does surrogacy cost in California?

Surrogacy costs vary for each individual journey, and depend on a few factors: whether or not you require an egg donor, your location to your clinic and surrogate (and/or egg donor), and the type of program you choose.

Circle offers three different programs, including a Fixed Fee program which guarantees costs at a fixed amount to help eliminate any financial surprises along the way.

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 questions 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.
What is the matching process?
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 you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf. Your surrogate and your egg donor (if needed) will have independent counsel. 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

We have a daughter. Because of all of you, we have a family. You’ve guided us to our dream and we are forever grateful. You have warmed our hearts, warmed our souls, and with your lovely blanket gift, warmed our precious baby girl, Pearl Anne. Thank you, with love. - Brian and Matt

We were in good hands with you.Thank you so much for your help on this journey. Our son is awesome. Top on our list of thanks is our surrogate, followed not far behind by you and the rest of the Circle team that helped make this happen. I had both kids on my lap the other day just hanging out and experienced a new kind of 'happy' - down to the core happy. - Greg

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Circle for making our surrogacy experience truly amazing. We are overjoyed and adjusting to life with our son. Your team's dedication and attention was a testament to the agency's reputation and appreciated by us, our families and our surrogate. - J and C.