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Your surrogacy agency is your partner on your journey to parenthood. Circle Surrogacy brings 25 years of experience, the highest success rates in the industry, and a passionate team who supports you every step of the way.Become a Parent
A surrogacy agency works with intended parents to help them and support them at various levels during their surrogacy experience.
Some surrogacy agencies are full-service, meaning they have enough professionals on staff (legal teams, program coordinators, egg donation coordinators, surrogate coordinators, accountants, and more) to help you manage every technical, physical and emotional aspect of your journey.
Other surrogacy agencies are partial-service. A partial-service surrogacy agency may support the services required by intended parents, but unlike full-service agencies, they don’t have the resources in place to support surrogacy journeys from the very beginning through to the very end.
There are many surrogacy agencies out there, and each offers something a little different. We encourage you to do your research to see which type of agency is the right fit.
We are able to offer our intended parents a surrogacy journey experience they won't find anywhere else.
There are two types of surrogacy—gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In a typical gestational surrogacy arrangement, intended parents create embryos through in vitro fertilization. One or more of these embryos is implanted in a surrogate (sometimes known as a gestational carrier), who carries the child or children to term, but has no genetic relationship to them.
Gestational surrogacies makeup the vast majority of modern surrogacy arrangements. By contrast, traditional surrogates typically become pregnant through artificial insemination, and have a genetic connection to the child or children they carry for their intended parents. We do not arrange traditional surrogacies.
Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.
We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.
After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.
An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.
Most of our surrogates already have relationships with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) and many will deliver at the same hospital where they gave birth to their own children. All surrogates will deliver at a hospital near their home. The decision about where to deliver is typically made in conjunction with the OBGYN and the insurance company, which may have a network of approved providers and hospitals. Occasionally, our legal team will recommend that a delivery occur at a specific hospital.
Intended parents often wish to be a part of the labor and delivery process. Hospital policy and your surrogate’s comfort play a large role in determining who will be able to be present in the delivery room. Following the birth, the baby will either remain in the nursery or a room assigned to you. According to most hospital policies, the child cannot be released from the hospital until the surrogate has been released.
Surrogacy costs vary depending on the types of services you require. Circle offers Fixed Cost options that allow intended parents to plan financially for their surrogacy at the start of their journey, eliminating surprise costs along the way.
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