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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!

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.

What we're listening to...

Episode 16: Meghan's Story: Surrogacy & The Ultimate Surprise

This episode contains sensitive content about IUI, IVF and infertility. In today's episode of The Family Circle podcast, our very special guest, Meghan, shares her inspirational story of becoming a parent through surrogacy following unsuccessful experiences with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Despite the challenges she faced along the way, including the emotional turmoil of infertility, Megan persevered and found hope through surrogacy. Her journey to parenthood –made possible by an incredible surrogate who helped her realize her dreams – comes with a surprising twist when Meghan finds herself pregnant just days after finding out her surrogate had a successful embryo transfer and is pregnant! Meghan shares humorous anecdotes and personal stories, covering everything from interactions with different doctors to touching moments of being pregnant alongside her surrogate. Ultimately, Meghan’s tale, as told in today’s episode, reinforces that the journey to parenthood can be filled with challenges, that every journey is different, and sometimes you can get even more than you hoped for.

Episode 15: Kristyn Hodgdon, IVF Warrior and Co-Creator of Rescripted

Kristin (your host) speaks with Kristyn Hodgdon, who shares her experience with IVF, becoming a mother to twins, secondary infertility, and how she took her personal experience and co-created Rescripted, the #1 global media platform for fertility and reproductive health topics. Kristyn, who started her career in book publishing, found herself writing about her experience trying to get pregnant through IVF, eventually starting a blog called the Fertility Tribe. Her blog became a resource and community for others, and a few years later, she met her business partners and together they created Rescripted. Kristyn openly talks about her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis, being sent straight to a fertility clinic, and starting IVF. After rounds of IVF Kristyn became pregnant with twins. Kristyn and her husband wished to grow their family again, and Kristyn once again tried IVF to become pregnant. She shares her struggles with secondary infertility, a miscarriage, and the importance of mental health and taking breaks when you need them.

Episode 14: Infertility: A Conversation with Dr. Meyer from Illume Fertility

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.

Featured Episodes

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.

Kate, Mother Through Egg Donation

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.

All 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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