Meet with Circle virtually and talk surrogacy in Portugal!
Although we prefer to meet in-person with intended parents for our consultations, everyone’s health and safety is our primary focus, therefore, we're following US and CDC guidelines of social distancing. Instead of in-person meetings in the near future, we are offering free complimentary consultations with our team over Skype or Zoom.
Circle Surrogacy holds virtualprivate surrogacy consultations for intended parents during the mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Reserve your spot to meet with us from the following days and times:
June 1- June 30: Mornings and Afternoon time slots available every day
June 23, 2020 - Evening
June 25, 2020 - Evening
July 1, 2020 - Evening
July 6, 2020 - Evening
July 8, 2020 - Evening
July 11, 2020 - Weekend
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 program 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.
Why should you consider Circle Surrogacy in Portugal?
• 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 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.
• Large network of surrogates. Circle works with surrogates throughout the United States.
• 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 Portugal. Every child born in the United States receives US Citizenship and US travel documents. Our attorneys on staff have helped families for decades return home safely to Portugal.
US Surrogacy Agencies are a safer option for international parents
US surrogacy agencies such as Circle offer the best protection for international intended parents. Other international agencies, such as surrogacy agencies in the Ukraine, may not offer the same level of service and security as with US surrogacy agencies.
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 Portugal, the UK, and the rest of Europe. 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 from all over Europe and bring the dream of parenthood a reality is a true honor. I love my job!
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?
At Circle Surrogacy, we offer two exclusive fixed price program options: our Fixed Cost program and our Journey Protection Guarantee program. Both options have fixed costs that do not change during your journey, so you can plan for costs with no surprises. Circle is the only agency that offers these types of programs. 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.
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.
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 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
Well, I guess we have all kinds of feelings. All of them positive. It has been very emotional. It is a major milestone in our lives and we feel both excited, joyful and relieved. We are so grateful for what Circle and the team have helped us to achieve. Fantastic!!! The boys are beautiful. Very similar but not identical. Douglas is a little bit bigger than Ian but both of them are of good size. Ian was first out so I guess he is the big brother. – Patrik
Thank you for helping us to be parents to this wonderful little boy! It has been a wonderful journey! We love you all! You have, with your skills, professionalism, and kind hearts, made this the best journey any parent can have while waiting for their child! - Anne and Magne
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 to becoming a parent or surrogate today. Fill out the form to schedule your virtual consultation to take the first step on your journey.