Our Egg Donation program and extensive egg donor database helps intended parents who require an egg donor, but not a gestational surrogate, find their desired donor and begin their journey towards parenthood.Take the first step
Circle is a premier egg donor agency with the experience and passion to help you find a perfect match. We have almost 25 years of experience, and are partnered with outstanding IVF clinics and other field-leading institutions around the country.
Joining our Egg Donation Program gives you access to our database and dedicated egg donor support team. Our staff brings a wealth of egg donation experience, and full confidence that we can help you choose the perfect egg donor. We’re ready to guide you through the entire egg donation process and help you coordinate with an IVF clinic of your choice.
The Circle team does everything in our power to make your egg donation experience seamless and hassle-free. That’s why we offer Unlimited Egg Donor Matching, meaning we’ll keep matching you with new Circle Egg Donors until a live birth is achieved. It may take more (or less!) time than you expect, but working with our team means you’ll eventually find the right donor. It’s just one more thing you don’t have to worry about.
If you want even more guidance and support, you can choose our Concierge Matching Program. This means Circle will act as a liaison between you - the intended parent(s) - and various partner agencies throughout the egg donation process. This gives you hands-on support navigating legal, accounting, and insurance needs as they arise. Of course, this plan also comes with unlimited additional matches with Circle egg donors, just like the above option.
Regardless of the egg donation program you choose, our team of experienced professionals are with you throughout the entirety of your parenting journey. Whatever type of guidance and support you might need is available from our journey support team, social workers, accountants and lawyers.
Egg donors who work with Circle need to meet a variety of medical, psychological, and demographic screening requirements to make sure they’re a healthy reproductive match for your family.
Generally speaking, our egg program donors are women between 21 and 29 years old. They’re required to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28, and must also be a citizen of the US or Canada. Egg donors can have no more than one occurrence of the same type of cancer in their family history. (This excludes non-genetic cancers like leukemia and lung cancer.) They also cannot have any family history of serious heart disease or heart attacks under age 55, and cannot have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations. Finally, some education after high school is required to donate eggs.
Circle actively encourages egg program donors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply. After all, the Circle family is incredibly diverse. We work with intended parents from all backgrounds - single women, LGBTQ+ and straight folks, and domestic and international couples alike. We try to find donors that contribute to this vibrant diversity, so you can find the perfect match.
We make it simple and seamless for you to find an egg donor you connect with. Here are the key steps in your egg donor search:
First, you’ll get access to Circle’s donor database. You’ll be able to browse profiles of potential donors and see which ones catch your eye. Many intended parents begin by looking for certain physical traits they’re seeking in their child (such as hair or eye color), which we make sure donors clearly capture in their profile photos. It may be a little daunting at first, but you’ll get more confident as you go - and our team will always be available to offer expert guidance.
Next, you can delve deeply into a donor’s questionnaire. This is an in-depth profile she submits describing her personality, interests, background, etc. It will also note if a woman has 'proven fertility' - meaning she has given birth to a healthy child, or her donated eggs have led to successful pregnancy for other intended parents. By the time you move on to the next step, you should feel very comfortable and familiar with the candidate.
The Circle team is very enthusiastic about ‘known egg donation’ - meaning we encourage the intended parents and the person donating eggs to be open with their identity and stay connected with each other - from matching to pregnancy and beyond. Occasionally, however, you’ll see an anonymous donor profile. We understand that donating eggs is a very intimate procedure, and some egg donors and intended parents have good reasons for wanting to protect their identity. We respect and support this decision.
Whenever you’ve settled on a potential donor that you feel connected to, just let your journey coordinator know. They’ll help you set up a Skype call, so you can get to know each other even better. Then you might have an in-person meeting before you make the ultimate decision. The whole process is very flexible, and depends on what you’re comfortable with.
To offset some expenses of the surrogacy process, 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.