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Helping cancer survivors fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

For over two decades, Circle Surrogacy's variety of programs for intended parents have made the joy of parenthood possible for cancer survivors.

 From cancer survivor to parent

From cancer survivor to parent

As a cancer survivor, you might've thought that holding your very own baby in your arms was something you'd never get to experience. But with Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, your aspirations of having a family can become reality with our comprehensive surrogacy process and choice of first-rate programs.
 Infertility after Cancer

Infertility after Cancer

There are options for becoming a parent after cancer.

• If you were able to undergo fertility preservation methods (i.e. egg preservation) you can explore using IVF to carry a pregnancy.

• If you were unable to preserve eggs and are not capable of doing so, you may choose to work with an egg donor. However, you may still be able to carry your child to term.

• If your cancer has affected your ability to carry a child, you may choose to work with a surrogate (gestational carrier). You may or may not require the assistance of an egg donor as well.

You should speak to your oncologist and/or a reproductive endocrinologist (some of whom are specialists in oncofertility) to determine what would be the best option for you.

 Surrogacy for cancer survivors

Circle Surrogacy provides exceptional support for cancer survivors

Circle believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be a parent. Our surrogacy and egg donation programs allow cancer survivors to have the families of their dreams.

With a deep understanding of infertility after cancer, Circle will work with intended parents to ensure they are ready emotionally, mentally and physically to begin a surrogacy journey.

Circle is the premier agency for those looking to have a baby after cancer. We offer:

  • A full-service agency with in-house social workers, lawyers and accounting
  • On-staff cancer survivors and parents through the program who are happy to share their stories and experiences
  • A variety of programs so you can choose the one that best fits your needs
  • Partnerships with top-notch fertility clinics
  • A database of hundreds of egg donors to help you find an egg donor
  • Support and empathy from a dedicated staff

Cancer, infertility and the Surrogacy Process

The process to becoming a parent is referred to as a "journey" - because it is just that: multiple small milestones that lead to the big event: the arrival of your baby!

The surrogacy process can be anywhere from 19-24 months long, from sign on with an agency until you're holding your baby in your arms.

The surrogacy process looks like this:

  • Surrogacy consultation. All prospective intended parents will have a consultation. During this meeting you'll share your story with us, and we will explain the surrogacy process, costs, legal and more, personalized to your situation.
  • Agency sign on and team. If you wish to proceed with Circle Surrogacy after your complimentary consultation, you'll sign an Agreement for Services. Once the Agreement is executed, you'll be assigned a Journey Support Team, who will guide you through every phase of the surrogacy program - from the signing of surrogacy agreements through pregnancy to the signing of the birth certificate and your safe voyage home.
  • Embryo creation. If you need to create embryos, or match with an egg donor to create embryos, Circle can assist you. Circle's egg donor database is filled with amazing women ready to help you create a family. If you need a clinic recommendation in the US, Circle works with many reputable clinics and can help you find the best fit.
  • Matching. Next, you'll be matched with your gestational surrogate!
  • Medical screening, legal contracts. Once matched, your surrogate will go for a medical screening at your clinic and you'll work with your legal team at Circle to begin your contracts.
  • Embryo transfer and pregnancy confirmation. Your surrogate will travel to your fertility clinic for the embryo transfer. She will continued to be monitored locally near her home until she goes for a confirmation of pregnancy around 6 weeks.
  • Pregnancy! During this time you will continue to deepen your relationship with your surrogate, and begin your birth preparation with your Circle team.
  • Delivery! Intended parents will travel to where their surrogate is delivering to prepare for the birth of their baby!

Our cancer community efforts.

We've partnered with groups such as Stupid Cancer and also participated in events with organizations such as SC’s CancerCon and the OMG Stupid Cancer Summit, the Young Survival Coalition and the Oncofertility Consortium & Gilda’s Club.

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Committed to helping control costs.

To offset some expenses of surrogacy, Circle Surrogacy is committed to keeping costs as low as possible through strategic partnerships and financing options for gay, heterosexual and international individuals and couples.

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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 well-versed 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.

Do I have to wait until after my cancer treatment to apply to be a parent?

At Circle, our first priority is always your health – ensuring you're ready for a surrogacy/egg donation journey both physically and mentally.

Cancer treatments are different for everyone, and continue to evolve. We suggest that you fill out a parent form to be connected with our Parent team, where you can speak with a cancer survivor and parent through surrogacy and discuss the best path forward.

How do I begin the process?
Starting your surrogacy begins with a free consultation. You'll hear from an experienced attorney as well as a process consultant. We'll tell you about our program offerings, ask you about your experience so far, and answer any questions you have.
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.

Will I have contact with my surrogate?
Openness, honesty, and communication are core values at Circle Surrogacy. We encourage building meaningful relationships that will continue to exist throughout the life of the child. Because of our relationship-focused approach, nearly every surrogate agrees to have a second journey with her intended parents when asked.

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