The matching phase is one of the most exciting: you'll be meeting the intended parents you'll be helping! Surrogate mothers will work with their Surrogate Advisor to find the best parent match. Surrogate matching criteria includes her preferences on the types of intended parents with which she'd like to work, the number of embryos to transfer and her views on selective reduction and termination.
The matching phase can go quickly, as Circle Surrogacy has many intended parents waiting to match with someone like you!
When surrogates and intended parents meet for the first time
When the Circle team has found a good match for both the surrogate and the intended parents, profiles will be exchanged. You will have the chance to review the intended parents' profile to learn all about who they are and what brought them to surrogacy, and they will do the same for you. If both parties would like to move forward with a video call to get to know each other more, Circle will help set that up (Circle will not be on the call with you, however!).
This first video call can make you a little nervous, and that's totally understandable! IPs and surrogates have described this call as feeling like a "blind date"! But once the conversation starts to flow, the nerves will fade away. On this call surrogates and intended parents will get to know each other a little bit more, talk about their families and friends, their hopes for their surrogacy journey, and whatever else comes up! There is no script for this video call, it's unique to you and the intended parents.
After the call, if both parties feel a connection and would like to move forward, you can consider yourself MATCHED!