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At Circle Surrogacy, we help intended parents from all over the world realize their dreams of having a family. International surrogacy is a wonderful way to become a parent. With us, surrogacy in the United States is legal, safe and secure.Apply with Circle
The United States is widely considered to be the ideal country for surrogacy services. International parents prefer the United States due to its favorable legal, societal and medical conditions, and 47 of 50 U.S. states permit commercial surrogacy. For over two decades, we've worked with intended parents from over 73 countries, including Australia, China, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden.
The cost of surrogacy in the United States depends on your personal situation, and the services needed. At Circle, there are no additional costs for International parents; no matter where you live you pay the same surrogacy costs.
International parents will find that U.S. agencies may cost more than some international surrogacy programs. Circle Surrogacy’s priority is ensuring you have a secure and healthy surrogacy journey, including finding the perfect American surrogate mom. That includes your safe return home with your baby.
Circle offers flexible programs customizable to your needs and journey.
Fixed Cost Program
Surrogacy only: $128,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,750
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Fixed Cost Program provides intended parents the security of paying one fixed price a single transfer journey, reducing unexpected expenses and uncertainty of variable costs.
Journey Protection Guarantee Program
Surrogacy only: $137,250
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $158,250
(both prices exclude IVF)
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.
Any child born in the United States is a US citizen. Your baby will receive a US birth certificate and is entitled to a US passport for travel purposes (you can usually get one in 24-72 hours from application). Your surrogacy lawyers will do the legal work to establish your parental rights (either via a Pre-Birth Order, post-birth order or possibly through a second parent adoption). You will be the sole legal and physical parents under American law. By establishing the rights of parentage in the United States, you can travel home safely and securely. Some countries – such as Spain, Sweden and Germany (amongst others) – accept the US Declaration of Parentage.
In the US, when you embark on a surrogacy journey with most agencies, your money is safe. Circle is a well-established, secure company. The money you send to the agency is secure, held in an IOLTA account (Interest on Lawyer Trust Account). IOLTA accounts are kept only at regulated and approved financial institutions.
Surrogacy process, laws, and more for international intended parents seeking a surrogate in the U.S.
If you don't see your country listed, don't worry! We work with parents from countries around the world. Intended parents can apply here.
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, however, the minute you are holding your baby it is all worth it!
Here is a brief overview of the surrogacy process with Circle Surrogacy:
We have decades of experience in helping intended parents and their baby, or babies, return home safely with full parental rights. In certain cases, there's additional legal work to be done upon returning home. If so, we play an advisory role and assist you in connecting with legal counsel in your home country.Read Our Blog
Circle has helped parents from 73 countries become parents. We travel extensively across the globe (when safe) to meet with intended parents, share our experiences and get you on the road to parenthood. Our consult schedule is flexible, and we're happy to meet with you when it's convenient.Surrogacy Consultation
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!
We are a full-service agency. You will work closely with a Journey Coordination team who will guide and support you throughout your entire surrogacy process, 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 knowledgeable in reproductive and surrogacy laws and insurance contract law.
Circle has helped grow families in 70 countries for 25 years. Our on-staff legal team are leaders in reproductive law, with relationships with lawyers in almost every country. We are skilled at helping international intended parents have babies in the US, and getting them home safely and securely.
You will be required to come to the United States 2-3 times (for embryo creation at the fertility center and the eventual delivery of the child), but it is more common for international intended parents to visit about 4 times during the process.
The first preferred visit is to meet your surrogate, once you are matched, and complete the medical screening at the IVF clinic. The second is for the IVF procedure and embryo transfer. The third visit is for the 20-week ultrasound scan. And the final visit is for the birth of your child. Of course, if you and your surrogate choose, you can visit more frequently.
This varies based on the legal work required and the procedures in the state in which the child was delivered. As a general rule, we advise international intended parents to plan on returning home after 2-4 weeks, to allow ample time for any DNA testing, court proceedings, the issuance of any birth certificates and the application for any visas and/or passports. We will guide you through this process. Depending on legal work, you may be able to go home sooner.
Because of a legal principle known as jus soli, babies born in the United States are automatically entitled to U.S. citizenship and U.S. passports, regardless of whether the intended parents are themselves U.S. citizens. As a result, most intended parents who pursue American surrogacy are able to return home with their children without first obtaining a passport from their native country. Nevertheless, some international intended parents may choose to or be required to obtain either passports or temporary visas for their children at a local consulate in the United States in order to return home after the birth. Intended parents should consult with immigration attorneys in their native countries for information about the best procedures for returning home with their children. We will assist you in getting the US passport through one of our partners, an expert in navigating the passport system.