Become a parent as an LGBTQ+ individual or couple.

We were founded by a gay man who aspired to have his own family, and the strategic programs and partnerships we have in place are designed to make surrogacy for gay parents possible.

Become a parent
 The family you've dreamed of can be yours.

The family you've dreamed of can be yours.

Circle Surrogacy is the leading surrogacy agency in the United States for LGBTQ+ couples and individuals. John Weltman, Circle's founder and gay dad through surrogacy, has been helping LGBTQ+ couples and individuals from around the world become parents since 1995. Today, we continue to offer the best surrogacy experience for gay parents in a variety of options, all to ensure your parenting journey with us is as special as it should be.
 We protect your parenting rights.

We protect your parenting rights.

Circle Surrogacy's accomplished legal team helps confirm that your parental rights are affirmed and safeguarded. Whether you obtain a second-parent adoption, judgment of paternity/maternity or custody orders, we're here to help you become a parent and find solutions that protect your family.

What's included in our program:

Becoming a Parent: An Overview

Consultations with Circle Surrogacy.

All prospective intended parents – whether you’re a couple or a single individual, LGBTQ+, domestic or international – begin with a complimentary consultation that lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This helps us tailor information to meet your specific needs.

Becoming a Circle Surrogacy parent.

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 process, whether your journey entails surrogacy for gay men or gay women.

The matching process.

The matching process begins with an initial call or Skype with your Journey Support Team to choose an IVF clinic and an egg donor (if needed). The next step is to find an appropriate match with a gestational surrogate who's completed our comprehensive screening process.

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We're partners with LGBTQ+ organizations.

Since our inception over 20 years ago, we've been partnering with various LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Family Equality Council, Men Having Babies, Inc. and The Association des Familles Homoparentales.

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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 LGBTQ+, 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 20+ 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 are experts 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 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.
Can I be a parent if me or my partner is HIV+?
Yes. Thanks to the Special Program of Assisted Reproduction (SPAR), intended parents who are HIV+ are able to grow their families with surrogacy. Through a sperm washing technique and HIV testing, it is possible for HIV+ men to safely father a biological child of their own with no risk to the baby or surrogate. For more information about surrogacy for HIV+ intended parents, click here.
Is Circle Surrogacy affiliated with any groups?
Yes. We are members of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). We work closely with the LGBT Community Center in New York, Family Equality Council, Resolve New England, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), and Parent via Egg Donation (PVED). Our attorneys are active in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law’s Subcommittee on Assisted Reproduction Technology and are admitted to the Massachusetts, New York, and California State Bars.

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