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Surrogacy in California - Become a Parent

Circle Surrogacy is the leading surrogacy agency in the United States, and has helped parents from California grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation for over 20 years. Start YOUR journey and meet with our team in either San Francisco, San Diego, or Los Angeles for a complimentary private consultation!

 Meet with Circle Surrogacy in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego!

Meet with Circle Surrogacy in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego!

When researching surrogacy agencies, an important step is to consult with the agencies you're considering. It's a great way to share your story, get your questions answered and do a "personality check" to see if the agency team is a good fit for your journey.

Circle Surrogacy's consultations are designed to educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs, how to find and match with a surrogate mother, an receive an understanding of surrogacy laws in California. At Circle, we have a few options from which you can choose to meet with our team for your consultation:

  • In-person consultations. You can schedule a consult in-person with our Parent Outreach Team.

  • Video chat consultations. You can also meet with our Parent Outreach Team in the comfort of your own home or office via Skype.


Our current openings in California for in-person surrogacy consultations with Circle include:

  • San Francisco: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Burlingame: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • San Francisco: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • San Francisco: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • San Diego: Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Los Angeles: Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Burlingame: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • San Francisco: Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • San Francisco: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • San Francisco: Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Our complimentary private surrogacy consultations entail:

  • Meeting with an Assisted Reproductive Technology Law attorney
  • Meeting with a process consultant
  • Overview of our program and agency protocols, surrogacy costs, insurance, and much more
  • Opportunity to ask any questions in a private setting
  • To request a consultation, please fill out the registration form below.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a parent with Circle!

You are one step closer to growing your family. A member of our Parent Intake Team will be in touch shortly. We look forward to speaking with you, and learning more about you, and your story.

Surrogacy is a big decision, and you may have many questions. Here are some additional resources to help you understand our process, as well as answers to some frequently-asked questions.

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How do I know if I'm ready for a surrogacy agency consultation?

Our complimentary consultations are for those who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. If you're not ready for a full consultation, but would like to obtain more information you can schedule a 15-minute chat with a member of our team.

How much does surrogacy cost?

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.

Fixed Cost Program
Surrogacy only: $125,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $149,500
(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: $135,500
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $159,500
(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.

Circle's costs include all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs.

 How does parenthood through surrogacy in California work?

How does parenthood through surrogacy in California work?

California is a great place to live if you're considering parenthood through surrogacy and/or egg donation. Circle has worked with parents from California for almost 25 years.

Here are a few reasons why California is a great state for surrogacy with Circle:

High success rates. We're the most successful surrogacy agency with a success rate of 99.3% for parents (we've had our success rates audited by a reputable tax and audit firm).

We have a California office. Circle is based in both Boston and the Bay Area and we have team members on both coasts who are parents through surrogacy and always happy to share their experiences.

• Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most-successful IVF clinics throughout California, which helps to reduce travel costs associated with your journey. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.

• Local surrogates. Circle works with surrogates from California and all of the surrounding states. Working with a local surrogate can sometimes cut down on travel costs during your journey.

• We work with intended parents of all backgrounds. For over 20 years we’ve helped straight and LGBTQ+ couples and singles fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

•California Surrogacy Laws. California has long been known for it's favorable surrogacy laws, which has allowed Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents for over two decades.