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The Family Circle: A Parenthood & Surrogacy Podcast

Welcome to the Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation Podcast! The journey to parenthood is different for everyone and we want to share those stories. This isn't your average surrogacy podcast. Our goal is to provide education on what is surrogacy, egg donation, IVF, LGBTQ+ family building, parenthood, and so much more. Start listening and learn more about modern day family building!

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Meet Our Hosts

We have a fantastic panel of podcast hosts who each bring their own personality to The Family Circle! What sets Circle Surrogacy's podcast apart from other surrogacy podcasts is that each member of the Circle team has a unique perspective and a different expertise on what surrogacy means, how to become an intended parent, surrogate, or egg donor. You may even hear them team up for dynamic duo hosted episodes! Learn more about our hosts below.


Kristin Marsoli

Kristin is the Director of Marketing At Circle Surrogacy and primary host of The Family Circle podcast! Her personal experience brought her to Circle: Kristin and her husband are proud parents to their son thanks to Circle Surrogacy. Having been through the process, Kristin brings an experienced intended parent perspective to all of Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation's digital and social marketing, and is thriving in her new role as surrogacy podcast host!

Sam Hyde

Sam is Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation's President and featured host for The Family Circle. Sam has established relationships with fertility specialists, clinics, intended parents, and so many others throughout the third party reproduction industry. Those outstanding relationships shine through in his interviews, so be sure to tune in!

Lauren Mello

Lauren is the Social Media & Culture Manager at Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation and is also the Executive Producer and occasional host of The Family Circle. When Lauren is not chatting with surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents on social media, she's recording and editing episodes of the podcast featuring amazing guests from across the third party reproduction industry!

Featured Episode

Our featured episode is not always our most recent episode, but a rotating showcase episode about a hot topic, features a special guest, highlights or announces news within the surrogacy, egg donation, and third party reproduction industry, or one of our most popular episodes! Be sure to check back to see our next featured episode!

 Roe v Wade Leadership Panel

Roe v Wade Leadership Panel

In a special episode, three members of the Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation Leadership Team address how the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade will impact the surrogacy industry. They cover the current state of surrogacy laws, the changes that will be taking place in the coming months, and what this means for intended parents and surrogates throughout the process.

On the panel is Dean Hutchison Esq, VP of Legal Services, Solveig Gramann LICSW, Director of Surrogate Services, and Emily Sonier LICSW, Director of Culture and Program Support. Each share their expertise about the surrogacy process and what we can expect moving forward. Hosted by Lauren Mello.

Recent Episodes

The Family Circle is not just a surrogacy podcast, but a podcast about all modern day family building options. We release new episodes every month on a variety of topics. Our recent podcast episodes includes episodes released in the last 3 months.

Currently Listening To...

Progyny Fertility Benefits

Kristin hosts Lissa Kline, SVP Provider and Member Services at Progyny. Progyny is a fertility benefits company that works with employers to provide fertility benefits for employees as part of their health care benefits package. Kristin and Lissa chat about why fertility benefits are important, why people require 3rd party reproduction to grow their families, and how to talk to your employer to request fertility benefits be covered. Check it out!

Nicola & Mandi - IP and Surrogate to BFFs

Kristin hosts Mandi and Nicola who share their journey from surrogate and intended mother to best friends for life! Nicola and Mandi share about their beautiful bond, why they both chose surrogacy, why they chose each other, and how they overcame obstacles to bring baby Squish into this world. They are both open, honest, and vulnerable about their journeys and what has kept them close in the five years since their journey together ended. Their story is touching, heartbreaking, funny, and everything in between.

General Surrogacy Q&A

Kristin and Lauren of the Marketing team at Circle Surrogacy answer some of the most asked questions from surrogates and intended parents at all parts of the surrogacy journey. These are questions from the website chat bot, social media channels, and those that come up during the consultation and pre-screening process for becoming a surrogate.

Older Episodes

Haven't found what you're looking for? We've moved our older episodes into our archive, but you can still listen to them here or on any platform where you listen to podcasts! Happy listening!

Archived Episodes

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