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Intended parents have many surrogacy programs from which to choose to grow their families. Explore our surrogacy, egg donation, surrogacy plus egg donation and bring your own surrogate program options available.
These are the different programs that Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers. If you are interested in learning more about any of our programs – or you don't see a program that feels like the best fit – you can fill out a short form and we will be in touch ASAP!
Designed for intended parents who can provide the needed biology, but require the assistance of a gestational surrogate. This means that you will either use your own eggs and sperm to create embryos – or have already created your embryos – but you are not able to carry a baby to term, due to infertility or a prior medical diagnosis such as cancer; or perhaps you're a same sex couple with embryos already created and you simply need our help in finding a gestational surrogate.
It is not uncommon for intended parents to come to us for surrogacy, but when creating embryos realize they may also need the help of an egg donor. And that's okay, we'll guide you throughout that process!
Our Surrogacy Only program is designed to mentor and guide you through the entire surrogacy journey. We will work with your IVF clinic, match you with the perfect gestational surrogate, and manage all aspects of your journey from start to finish.
Our Surrogacy with Your Own Surrogate program enables Intended Parents to find a gestational surrogate on their own, and still have the exceptional support Circle offers throughout their journey. Intended Parents can bring their surrogate to our program, and Circle will perform the screening, background checks and medical record review, as well as all our other surrogacy services for parents. We are with you until you have your baby!
Our Surrogacy with Your Own Surrogate Essential Program is a wonderful option for intended parents who have identified a family member or close friend who will serve as their gestational surrogate for their surrogacy journey. Once Intended Parents have identified a carrier, they can partner with Circle for the exceptional support we offer intended parents throughout their journey. We are with you until you have your baby!
Our Essential Program provides fixed costs for all your professional fees, including agency, legal, screening and support expenses. Third party expenses are variable in this program – only pay for what you need!
Our Surrogacy with Your Own Surrogate a la Carte Program is for intended parents who have identified a gestational surrogate on their own for their surrogacy journey, and who wish to pursue an independent journey. In this program, Circle Surrogacy will work with your clinic of choice to set you up for success until you are pregnant, and then you will manage the entirety of your journey.
Some clinics may require you work with a surrogacy agency to ensure your surrogate is properly screened and ready for a surrogacy journey. That’s where Circle comes in: we can perform your surrogate screening, handle contracts, perform the surrogate’s insurance review and assist in the set up of local monitoring and escrow management (if you choose).
Researching surrogacy and surrogacy agencies is an important step in your surrogate journey. Understanding the different program options for parents can be overwhelming at first. Intended parents who have an IVF clinic can begin by speaking with their doctor to see the different family building options available. Speaking with a surrogacy agency such as Circle is another way to educate yourself on how you can grow your family through surrogacy and egg donation.
A few questions to ask yourself to help you determine what types of surrogacy services you need are:
And you can always chat with our experienced team at Circle! We guide intended parents at the very beginning of their journeys every day!
When it comes to choosing a surrogacy program, you may have some questions to help you decide the option that's best for you.
Intended parents require an egg donor when the intended mother is not able to use her own eggs, or when a same sex couple requires female biology.
Intended parents can find a gestational carrier through a surrogacy agency, or they can find a woman to be their surrogate on their own. Intended parents can ask a family member or friend to be their surrogate, or they can join social communities or matching groups to try and find a surrogate on their own.
It depends. If you find your own surrogate, you have the option to do an independent journey; in this type of journey the intended parents (you) would manage all aspects of the journey, source third party professionals and work directly with the clinics.
If you would prefer to have an agency of professionals manage your surrogacy journey, you can still work with a surrogacy agency even if you find your own surrogate. Also, some clinics require you to work with an agency when you go to them with your own surrogate.
Absolutely! Some intended parents come to us for gestational surrogacy only, but later find out their are unable to use their own biology; in these instances, the IPs will switch to our Gestational Surrogacy Plus Egg Donation Program.
Our surrogacy program costs differ based on the services required.
For a full breakdown of our costs, please review our detailed surrogacy costs page.
If you find your own egg donor and don't require the services of an agency to match you, that will save your some money. If you are compensating your surrogate, you will still be required to pay her fees and expenses, and cover her screening, compensation, legal fees and more.
Intended parents afford surrogacy a variety of ways. Some take out loans, others ask family and friends to help, while others save and save and save!
This blog posts outlines different ways to help afford surrogacy.