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We'll help you become a parent through surrogacy

Learn more about becoming a surrogate parent through Circle Surrogacy. Our detailed surrogacy process, our affordable surrogacy programs and a success rate of 99.3% for intended parents bringing home a baby make us the best agency choice for parents.

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What COVID-19 means for parenthood through surrogacy.

Circle Surrogacy understands that there is much uncertainty in the world right now. Our team has been working around the clock with our clients, helping them navigate their journey during this time.

We're also supporting those intended parents who are not yet clients, but who have questions about surrogacy, what parenthood during a pandemic means, and what Circle Surrogacy brings to the table as one of the oldest and most established agencies in the world.

If you're wondering if you should meet with a surrogacy agency during this time of uncertainty, our answer is this: when the world has settled back into a state of “normal”, will you still be considering surrogacy to grow your family? The decision to meet with a surrogacy agency during this time is 100% up to you and your comfort level.

What we can say is this: meeting with an agency is not committing to an agency. If you are considering surrogacy to grow your family – and you’ve done all your research – now is a perfectly acceptable time to meet with a surrogacy agency.

Read more about the impact COVID-19 has on surrogacy in this blog post.

 We're your dedicated partner in your parenthood journey.

We're your dedicated partner in your parenthood journey.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent, so we tailor our surrogate and egg donation programs to fit your needs as a heterosexual or LGBTQ+ individual or couple – in the United States or abroad. As the most successful surrogacy agency with a 99.3% guaranteed success rate for bringing home a baby, our surrogacy clinics and knowledgeable staff provide the space and guidance you need for a smooth and successful journey.

We're a full-service surrogacy agency, which means we have all surrogacy services under one roof, including journey coordination, legal and accounting support, and assistance getting you and your baby home.

Having a baby through surrogacy can be a complicated process for intended parents. Understanding how surrogacy works, how much surrogacy costs and the surrogacy support you'll need along the way will help intended parents feel at ease on their journey to parenthood.

 Surrogacy for International Intended Parents

Surrogacy for International Intended Parents

Circle Surrogacy works with those individuals and couples wishing to become parents through surrogacy from all over the world, from the UK to Norway, to Switzerland and Australia and everywhere in between. In fact, Circle Surrogacy has grown families in over 70 countries in the last 25 years.

We are experienced in helping international intended parents plan for the birth of their baby in the U.S., travel for the baby's birth, and arrange for all documents needed to bring their baby safely home.

Surrogacy in the U.S. is the safest choice for international intended parents because babies born in the United States will be U.S. citizens, plus our advanced expertise in surrogacy means we adhere to the strictest guidelines for surrogate mothers and egg donors. Plus, you are guaranteed financial security when working with a U.S.-based surrogacy agency.

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 Nancy Weatherby

I will forever be grateful to the amazing women who helped my husband and I have two beautiful children! I love the opportunity I have here at the agency to help others fullfill their dreams of parenthood via gestational surrogacy. Nancy Weatherby, Parent Outreach Manager

We have personal experience with surrogacy and egg donation.

Because many of us on the Circle Surrogacy team have gone through gestational surrogacy and egg donation ourselves, we know all about the processes and the physical and emotional impacts of each. That's why, from the moment you choose us as your partner to your trip home with your baby, we're there to support, guide and help you in any and every way we can.

In fact, about 40% of our staff has been a surrogate, intended parent or egg donor, or has grown their families through IVF or adoption. We've been in your shoes, and because of that, we're able to relate to your story and design our surrogacy programs around real-life experiences.

Family-building options to fit your needs.

Gestational Surrogacy

Designed for intended parents who can provide the needed biology, but require the assistance of a gestational surrogate. If you aren't already established with an IVF clinic, our team can help you make a reliable choice. We’ll then match you with a surrogate who meets your legal, psychological and emotional needs.

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Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation

Intended parents who require egg donation to enable gestational surrogacy can gain access to hundreds of bright, young egg donors. You can rely on Circle to help you find the egg donor who meets your unique criteria and connect you with a reliable IVF clinic if you have yet to choose one.

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Surrogacy Costs: two exclusive fixed price programs

Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation is the leading surrogacy agency because we always put our Intended Parents’ needs first. Our surrogacy programs and pricing are structured to achieve two primary goals: success and cost security.

Circle is the only agency that offers you two truly fixed price options, tailored to your specific circumstances.

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.

1. Fixed Cost Program

Our Fixed Cost Program provides Intended Parents the security of paying one fixed price for a single transfer journey, reducing unexpected expenses and uncertainty of variable costs.

Fixed cost for surrogacy only: $125,500 (excludes IVF)
Fixed cost for surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,500 (excludes IVF)

In addition to fixed costs, you'll also receive our high-quality planning and coordination during every milestone of your experience. From our initial conversation to the completion of your journey and beyond, our Fixed Cost Program is structured in a way that you'll always have the support and guidance of Circle Surrogacy.

2. Journey Protection Guarantee Program

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.

Fixed cost for surrogacy only: $135,500 (excludes IVF)
Fixed cost for surrogacy plus egg donation: $159,500 (excludes IVF)

As with our Fixed Cost Program, the Journey Protection Guarantee includes Circle Surrogacy's top-notch service and support from a team of professionals who are experts in the surrogacy and egg donation field. Pair that with our 99.3% success rate, and we can almost guarantee you'll go home with a baby.

VIP Surrogacy Program

The VIP Surrogacy Program expands our standard offerings for intended parents who desire additional services, assistance and guidance during their journeys. This includes access to a single point of contact, as well as the flexibility to customize your surrogacy journey for the highest level of support.

Contact us to learn more about the VIP Program.

How to compare surrogacy agencies

Intended parents will likely conduct quite a bit of research when they are thinking about surrogacy to grow their families. They will find there are MANY surrogacy agencies out there – large, full-service agencies such as Circle Surrogacy, and smaller, more boutique agencies.

Comparing agencies will help you see the pros and cons of each, and determine the best fit for you.

We've created a handy "Agency Questions Checklist" for intended parents to use when comparing agencies.

Common questions from parents like you.

As you consider parenthood, you may have questions along the way. Don't worry. With 25 years of experience, we've helped parents navigate surrogacy and their journeys to parenthood, and have answered almost every question out there!

Why should I choose Circle Surrogacy?

Whether you are an intended parent, a surrogate or an egg donor, when you embark on a journey with Circle, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. We promise to educate, lead and guide you through your surrogacy and egg donation journey. We will work tirelessly to help you achieve success and fulfill your dream.

​We are a full-service agency. You will work closely with a Journey Coordination team who will guide and support you throughout your entire journey, including social work, legal and billing support. Circle is the only agency in the world to provide unparalleled program offerings for parents, such as unlimited surrogate and egg donor matching, and an unlimited IVF package. We employ an in-house legal staff who is extremely knowledgeable in reproductive and surrogacy law and insurance contracts.

At Circle, we have the highest level of dedication to building families than any other agency. We'll help you navigate the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Circle is dedicated to doing everything they can to help you build your family. The Circle Staff goes above and beyond to help you achieve your dream of parenthood.

How long does the whole surrogacy process take?

​The length of the process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a year and a half from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child, although it can be quicker or longer depending on the legal requirements involved and the course of the IVF treatment.

What is the difference between gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy?

​There are two types of surrogacy—gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In a typical gestational surrogacy arrangement, intended parents create embryos through in vitro fertilization. One or more of these embryos is implanted in a surrogate (sometimes known as a gestational carrier), who carries the child or children to term, but has no genetic relationship to them. Gestational surrogacies makeup the vast majority of modern surrogacy arrangements.

By contrast, traditional surrogates typically become pregnant through artificial insemination, and have a genetic connection to the child or children they carry for their intended parents. At Circle, we only provide gestational surrogacy services.

Can I be a parent if I’m single?

​Of course! We work with intended parents of all backgrounds—single individuals, same-sex couples and heterosexual couples.

Take the first step.

Apply to become a parent