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Become a parent in Pennsylvania - Surrogacy in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a surrogacy-friendly state! Becoming a parent in Pennsylvania is safe and simple for intended parents interested in growing their families through egg donation and or surrogacy.

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Having a baby through surrogacy in Pennsylvania.

Surrogacy is a safe way to have the family you've always dreamed of. Bringing a baby into your family is one of the greatest joys you can experience. Intended parents from Pennsylvania have been using surrogacy as a means to grow their families for decades.

Having an understanding of surrogacy laws, the surrogacy process and surrogacy costs will help you make an informed decision to grow your family.

Becoming a parent through surrogacy

Becoming a parent through surrogacy is exciting, yet the process can feel overwhelming. For intended parents considering surrogacy in Pennsylvania, here are a few things to consider as you make your decision.

1. Do your research about surrogacy.

Beginning a surrogacy journey requires a great deal of trust and honesty from all parties. Surrogacy is a wonderful and fulfilling way to grow your family, but it's important to do your research to ensure that surrogacy is right for you.

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2. Agency or independent?

When you've decided that surrogacy is how you would like to grow your family, you can either work with an agency, or do an independent surrogacy journey. Understanding the pros and cons of both will help you make your decision.

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3. Choosing an agency.

There are many surrogacy agencies out there, and there is one that's the right fit for you. Think about what's important to you - experience, location, size – and compare and contrast. Meeting with an agency is also a great way to see if you "fit" from a personality standpoint as well.

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 Surrogacy in Pennsylvania - what are the benefits?

Surrogacy in Pennsylvania - what are the benefits?

If you live in Pennsylvania and you're ready to start a surrogacy journey, there are many benefits for you as intended parents.

Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most-successful IVF clinics, many of which are located local to PA. Working with a local clinic helps to reduce travel costs associated with your journey. If you’re already established with an IVF clinic we’re happy to work with your clinic of choice.

Local surrogates. If you're interested in working with a surrogate mother who lives close to you, Circle works with surrogates from up and down the east coast, including Pennsylvania.

Local representation. Circle has an office in NYC and a representative, Jen, who works closely with intended parents from the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area.

Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for consults via Skype during the day and evenings. We also hold consults in Pennsylvania in person regularly.

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As you consider parenthood, you may have questions along the way. Don't worry. With 20+ years of experience, we've helped intended parents navigate surrogacy and their journeys to parenthood, and have answered almost every question out there!
What is the cost of surrogacy?
The cost for gestational surrogacy ranges depending upon the program chosen (we have a variety of programs to choose from) and whether a donor is needed. The ranges include: all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs. To find out the costs of our various programs, please click here.
How does the matching process work?

Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.

We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.

After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.

An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.

What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?
Circle’s legal team coordinates with local attorneys to ensure you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf. Your surrogate and your egg donor (if needed) will have independent counsel. Depending on a variety of factors, your surrogacy legal work may include a pre-birth order, a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, a judgment of paternity, a custody orders, or an adoption.
 Testimonials from our parents

Testimonials from our parents

We have a daughter. Because of all of you, we have a family. You’ve guided us to our dream and we are forever grateful. You have warmed our hearts, warmed our souls, and with your lovely blanket gift, warmed our precious baby girl, Pearl Anne. Thank you, with love. - Brian and Matt

We were in good hands with you.Thank you so much for your help on this journey. Our son is awesome. Top on our list of thanks is our surrogate, followed not far behind by you and the rest of the Circle team that helped make this happen. I had both kids on my lap the other day just hanging out and experienced a new kind of 'happy' - down to the core happy. - Greg

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Circle for making our surrogacy experience truly amazing. We are overjoyed and adjusting to life with our son. Your team's dedication and attention was a testament to the agency's reputation and appreciated by us, our families and our surrogate. - J and C.

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