Surrogacy in New York

For parents interested in growing their families through surrogacy and egg donation, New York is a safe and surrogacy-friendly state.

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 We hope to start working with New York Surrogates in 2019

We hope to start working with New York Surrogates in 2019

New York Governor Cuomo is proposing a new law to lift the ban on surrogacy contracts. This will enable women in New York to enter into surrogacy contracts and help grow families. We'll keep you updated on this new law!

 How does surrogacy in New York work?

How does surrogacy in New York work?

New York is a great place to live if you're considering parenthood through surrogacy and/or egg donation. Circle has worked with parents from the New York area for over 20 years.

Here are a few reasons New York is a great state for surrogacy with Circle:

• Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most-successful IVF clinics throughout New York and the Tri-State area.

• Local surrogates. Circle works with surrogates from all of the surrogacy-friendly states surrounding New York, including New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

• 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.

• New York-based support. Jen, our NY team member, is a parent through surrogacy who meets with intended parents in the area.

• Flexible consultation schedule. We work with your schedule for a time to meet.

• Exclusive community for New York parents. Monthly support groups and yearly meet-up events for Tri-state area families.

 How much does surrogacy cost in New York?

How much does surrogacy cost in New York?

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.

 New York Surrogacy Agency: Meet with Us!

New York Surrogacy Agency: Meet with Us!

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers complimentary consultations in New York City Monday through Friday, and one weekend a month, where you'll meet with an attorney and a licensed clinical worker. During the consultation, discussion includes the process of matching with a gestational carrier and/or egg donor, legal implications, insurance, surrogacy costs and financing, and much more.

 Meet Jen Rachman:  Tri-State representative and parent through surrogacy

Meet Jen Rachman: Tri-State representative and parent through surrogacy

Hello! I’m Jen Rachman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Circle’s Outreach Associate. I’m here to be a resource and a support for Intended Parents (IPs) from the Tri-State Area. Getting to play a small part in so many IPs' experiences on their road to parenthood is humbling, so much so, that after my own surrogacy journey I felt compelled to join Circle and help others in my situation.

I was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer at age 26, at a time when I was focusing on my professional career and moving in with my boyfriend. Beating cancer was difficult but not as tough as accepting my new normal as a menopausal and infertile 20-something.

Several years post-cancer my husband and I began exploring our family building options and decided that surrogacy was the best path for us. Our Circle journey was truly a wonderful, life changing experience and I’m forever grateful for our surrogate and everyone who helped us have our son.

I’m so appreciative that Circle has given me the opportunity to draw on my professional and personal experience to help others understand surrogacy as a family building option. I never could have predicted that this is where I would have ended up - a cancer survivor, a mother through surrogacy, a parent to the most fantastic little boy, and an employee at an agency so dedicated to those striving to become parents.


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?
The matching process is the first stage of your journey and begins with an initial call or Skype with your Program Coordination team to choose an IVF clinic and an egg donor (if needed). The next step will be to find an appropriate match with a gestational surrogate who has completed our comprehensive screening process. The average time frame for completing a match with a donor, clinic and surrogate is between 1-4 months and is based on your preferences and legal matching requirements.
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 New York parents

Testimonials from our New York 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.