Many British intended parents work with agencies in the United States to grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation. Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation's experienced staff has been helping parents from the United Kingdom 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
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.
UK-based support. Our UK representative is not only a parent through surrogacy, but available to provide support for intended parents.
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.
Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for private surrogacy consultations on a regular basis in the UK.
In-house legal support. Circle has attorneys on staff to help with your legal work and insurance.
Easy return to the United Kingdom. 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 the UK.
Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers complimentary consultations in the United Kingdom Monday through Friday, and one weekend every other month, where you'll meet with an attorney and a process consultant. During the consultation, discussion includes the process of matching with a gestational carrier and/or egg donor, legal matters, insurance, surrogacy costs, and much more.
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 the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe bring the dream of parenthood a reality, is a true honor. I love my job!
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.
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.
We knew we wanted to work with an agency that would hold our hand tightly and guide us through the whole process, we just didn’t know how much everyone would truly care about us and we soon discovered that we had found the best of the best! Every single email and phone call was filled with support, kindness, guidance and care. The right words were always spoken/written and we always felt that the level of professionalism, competence, experience and devotion would work in our favor. - J & C
The sense of being well-supported and advised at the highest level as one travels along this complex road, is a feeling emanating from every level of this extraordinary organization which you have created. Circle epitomizes professionalism, but always tempered with kindness and total sensitivity. You deserve to feel very proud of all that you have achieved in creating this amazing body of knowledge and expertise, and most of all bringing about so many wonderfully positive results for individual families such as ours. What a truly incredible thing to be able to say, that one has added very significantly to the total sum of human happiness in this world. For that, on all our behalves, so many thank you's. – Liz and Chris