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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!Listen Now
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 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 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!
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.
Kristin sits down with Dr. Meyer, a Reproductive Endocrinologist from Illume Fertility, to discuss all things infertility. Dr. Meyer delves into the topics of the causes and treatments for infertility, as well as of third-party reproduction, including egg donation and surrogacy, and looks at the relationships between doctors, patients, and agencies involved in the process, highlighting the importance of personalized care and decision-making based on individual circumstances. She goes on to explore the topic of egg donation and the different types available, and discusses the importance of ensuring that everyone involved in the process has aligned expectations, encouraging a relationship between the parties involved in the donation process.
In this episode we do a deep dive into the legal process when it comes to surrogacy with Dean Hutchison, the VP of Legal Services at Circle Surrogacy. Dean offers his perspective on why one might need a lawyer for surrogacy and the legal aspects of it that are important for both intended parents and surrogates to understand. He also shares his background and experience working in the field of surrogacy law and how it has evolved over the past two decades. Dean then goes on to review the legal complexities of surrogacy and the importance of working with a lawyer to ensure that the surrogacy process is done legally and ethically. Listeners will learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes on during a surrogacy journey and how a legal team can support intended parents during the process.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in this episode you will see how it takes a village to HAVE a child – a village of support, that is. You won't want to miss Jen and Alana from Circle as they speak with Carlos, parent through surrogacy, and Jessi, experienced surrogate, about their journeys and how they utilized all the support that Circle offers. Having a strong support system not only with your family and friends – but with your surrogacy agency – is important. See how Circle provides multiple avenues of support for surrogates and intended parents.
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.
Kristin chats with Kate, who grew her family with the help of an egg donor. In this episode, Kate tells all: her story of infertility, her decision to use an egg donor to create embryos for her to carry, what the egg donor matching process was like, and the very special relationship she has with her donor. If you've ever wondered about egg donation, what it's like making the decision to use an egg donor after you've tried to have a baby on your own or how to even begin the process, this episode is a must-listen.
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!