California has long been known as a great location to pursue surrogacy. Its favorable surrogacy laws have allowed Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents for over two decades. Learn more about California surrogacy laws.
California’s favorable statute recognizes contracts for gestational surrogacy arrangements as well as egg, sperm, and embryo donations. The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, the baby, and the egg donor (if one is needed). Even in cases where the statute is not fully followed, California’s 20-plus years of positive case law tends to fully protect the parties.
California is home to some of the world's best IVF clinics, and many of Circle's intended parents that live on the west coast, or in Asia, travel to California to work with top reproductive endocrinologists. Circle has strong partnerships with top California clinics.
Also, while it's not always the case, California surrogate mothers tend to have less need for traveling to IVF clinic appointments if their intended parents are working with a CA IVF clinic. When intended parents are matched with a California surrogate and are working with a California IVF clinic, they can save money on travel expenses for their surrogate.