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Why Parents Choose Circle Surrogacy

Your surrogacy agency is your partner on your journey to parenthood. Circle Surrogacy brings over 27 years of experience, a 99.3% success rate (the highest success rates in the industry!), and a passionate team who supports you every step of the way.

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What does a surrogacy agency do?

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.

Benefits of a full-service surrogacy agency

Circle Surrogacy is a full-service surrogacy agency: we provide all professional services (except IVF) to our intended parents. When intended parents come to Circle, they can expect stellar support and service throughout the entire surrogacy process, from the moment they sign on after their consultation, through matching with a surrogate and pregnancy, and right through post-birth. Circle has professionals on staff for your legal, accounting, medical billing and social work needs.

When you work with an agency like Circle Surrogacy, intended parents will pay an Agency Fee as part of the overall surrogacy costs. The following is covered in your surrogacy agency fee:

• Full coordination of your journey, including a dedicated team of professionals
• Screening and matching for Surrogate and Egg Donor (if needed)
• Journey Support
• Legal Work
• Insurance support

When you work with Circle Surrogacy, you can be confident that you're working with a best-in-class agency with 25 years of experience making parenthood possible.

6 reasons Circle Surrogacy is the best surrogacy agency choice

We are able to offer our intended parents a surrogacy journey experience they won't find anywhere else.

  1. 99.3% success rate for those who had a baby from their first two transfers, or completed at least 3 transfers. The highest success rate in the industry!
  2. 44% of Circle's staff have personal experience as a gestational surrogate or egg donor, or as intended parents through surrogacy, IVF or adoption. Because of this, we bring so much passion and knowledge to what we do every day.
  3. We offer one all-inclusive cost program for the most financial security for intended parents. Our Journey Protection Guarantee Program provides Intended Parents the security of paying one all-inclusive price that covers unlimited transfers and any complications that may arise during the journey, plus we’ll refund 100% of our agency fee if you have embryos remaining and do not bring home a baby.
  4. The highest quality screening for surrogates. Circle Surrogacy facilitates a full screening of their surrogates prior to matching with intended parents. This means that each and every surrogate that is ready to match has been fully vetted in our 3-step screening process. We do this because our intended parents' security – and the safety of their future baby – is our number one priority.
  5. We encourage relationships between parents, surrogates and egg donors. By forming a strong relationship, intended parents have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful surrogate who’s selflessly devoting her time, body and energy to make their dream a reality. Many surrogates and intended parents truly feel like a family by the end of the process and we genuinely believe fostering this relationship is the best way to bring a baby into the world. If parents require an egg donor, we always recommend known egg donation (though ultimately it's up to the parents and donor).
  6. Over 27 years of experience making parenthood possible. Every journey is unique, and helps us evolve as an agency. We offer a small agency feel with the resources of a large agency, and the ability to work across teams to offer the most comprehensive support and solutions to our intended parents.
 We offer a variety of surrogacy programs to grow your family.

Surrogacy Programs that fit your needs

Our longevity in the surrogacy industry – paired with the personal and professional experience that our staff brings to the table – has allowed us to create a variety of surrogacy and egg donation programs to fit the needs of as many intended parents as possible. We have programs for intended parents who need only a surrogate, for those who require a surrogate and an egg donor, and for those who to come to us with their own surrogate. We offer dual journey options, as well as sibling journey programs with the same gestational carrier.

Review our surrogacy programs in detail, and see which program is right for you.

Common questions from parents like you.

As you consider parenthood, you may have questions along the way. Don't worry. With 25+ years of experience, we've helped parents navigate surrogacy and their journeys to parenthood, and have answered almost every question out there!
What is the difference between gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy?

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.

How does the matching process work?

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.

Will I have contact with my surrogate?
Openness, honesty and communication are core values at Circle Surrogacy. We encourage building meaningful relationships that will continue to exist throughout the life of the child. Intended Parents are encouraged to visit their surrogate in her home town at least once – and when possible, more often – to get to knew her family and where she's from.
Where will my surrogate deliver my child?

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.

How much does surrogacy cost?

Surrogacy costs vary depending on the types of services you require. Circle offers an all-inclusive program that allows intended parents to plan financially for their surrogacy at the start of their journey, eliminating surprise costs along the way.

See all surrogacy costs.

How long with the surrogacy process take?
​The length of the surrogacy process depends on several factors. We typically tell intended parents that they should plan on a 18-21 months from the time they sign on with our agency until they have a child, although it can be quicker or longer depending on the legal requirements involved and the course of the IVF treatment.
How do I begin the surrogacy process?
Starting your surrogacy journey begins with a complimentary consultation with our experienced team. You'll speak with an attorney as well as a process consultant. In this meeting you'll have an opportunity to share your story with us and why you've chosen surrogacy to grow your family, and we'll explain about our process and program offerings, and answer any questions you have. You can fill out a form to schedule a consultation.

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