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Surrogacy is a journey. Whether you're intended parents dreaming of growing your family, or a woman who wants to become a surrogate mother, the journey involves a number of milestones that make up one of life’s most incredible experiences. We're here to help guide you through surrogacy in Colorado, from what happens during the surrogacy process to finding or becoming a surrogate.
Surrogacy enables couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations to build their families. The types of intended parents from Colorado who may use surrogacy to grow their families are:
• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child
• Same sex intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby
On this page, you'll find all the information needed to begin your journey as either intended parents or a surrogate mother and discover how Circle Surrogacy can help smooth the path of that journey. You'll also discover why Colorado is an excellent state for surrogacy, what's involved in the state's surrogacy process, what surrogacy costs, and how to become parents or a surrogate mother.
Intended parents in Colorado who are ready to begin their surrogacy journey enjoy many benefits, including:
Local IVF clinics. Circle works closely with the most successful IVF clinics. Working with a local clinic helps reduce travel costs associated with the surrogacy process. 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 can help.
We’ve got people on both coasts. Circle is based on both the East and West coasts, and we have team members across the country who are parents and surrogates through surrogacy and always happy to share their experiences.
Flexible consultation schedule. We are available for consults via Skype during day and evening hours.
After you’ve decided to pursue surrogacy as the way to grow your family and you’ve determined specific agencies you'd like to meet with, scheduling a consultation is the first step. Sharing your story and getting questions answered during the consultation are two ways you can tell if an agency is a good fit for your journey.
Our complimentary consultations are for intended parents who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. We'll provide all of the information you need about the surrogacy process, the cost of surrogacy, and how to find and match with a surrogate mother.
If you're not ready for a full consultation but would like more information, you can schedule a pre-consultation with our intake team by contacting [email protected] and someone will reach out to coordinate a time.
Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation is the leading surrogacy agency because we always put our Intended Parents’ needs first. Our program and surrogacy costs are structured to achieve two primary goals: success and cost security.
Circle is proud to offer the all-inclusive Journey Protection Guarantee Program, which is designed to help as many Intended Parents in Colorado as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.
Surrogacy only: $148,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $172,750
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents:
The costs outlined above are for our Surrogacy Only and Surrogacy Plus Egg Donation Programs. For more information about the costs of our other programs, please email us or call us at 617.439.9900.
Some intended parents may have the opportunity to qualify for financing for their journey. Please speak with our Parent Intake Team or Consultation Team or by filling out this form.
Whether you're pursuing an independent surrogacy journey and trying to find a surrogate on your own or working with an agency, spending time thinking about what's most important in selecting a gestational carrier is an essential step. Knowing the type of relationship you want with your surrogate and the expectations you have for your journey helps the Circle Surrogacy team to find a good match.
That's why we ask intended parents to fill out a profile that helps us get to know them better and find appropriate surrogate matches.
The information we ask for in the profile includes your:
Sharing photos of yourself, your loved ones, and any other photos that give a good sense of who you are help potential surrogate matches get to know you even better.
In addition to your answers, the Matching Team uses your geographic location and views on termination when selecting a potential match. It's important to answer these questions honestly to help us find the best possible surrogate match for you.
In addition to your profile, there are certain criteria on which you will be matched with your gestational carrier. Intended parent matching criteria include their preferences on:
If you are pursuing an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the above as guidelines for what you should look for in a suitable match.
Keep these 3 criteria in mind as you prepare to match with a surrogate mother in Colorado:
Appropriate legal fit: Before we present a surrogate profile to intended parents, our legal department ensures potential matches meet the requirements of Colorado's surrogacy laws.
Personality fit and surrogacy expectations: At Circle, your Matching Team (which includes a lawyer) reviews the list of safe matches to ensure good personality fits. We want both surrogates and intended parents to have a comfortable relationship throughout the journey.
Expectations surrounding termination and selective reduction: It's important that surrogates and intended parents share similar views about the termination of a pregnancy if a situation develops in which a reduction or termination is considered. In our experience, many intended parents prefer the option to make the choice regarding termination.
Colorado is considered a surrogacy-friendly state based on its favorable laws. Circle Surrogacy's lawyers are intimately familiar with the state's laws to ensure intended parents and gestational carriers understand the legal framework regarding contracts for gestational surrogacy arrangements as well as egg, sperm, and embryo donations.
Establishing parentage for surrogacy in Colorado is a smooth process for everyone involved. In general, surrogacy in Colorado doesn't require surrogate mothers to appear in court. Colorado surrogacy's legal procedures are simple and quick—in most cases, Colorado surrogates can sign a voluntary acknowledgment at the hospital. Pre-birth and post-birth orders are possible. Your attorneys will handle all required paperwork.
There is a lot of information out there about becoming a surrogate, but here are 5 quick things for you to know before you begin!
Ready to learn more? Read on!
At Circle, our Colorado surrogates receive the support and guidance of our experienced social workers and program coordinators, many who have been surrogates themselves. We support women wherever they are in the process whether they are ready to apply now or are interested but want to talk with experienced surrogates or Surrogate Advisors. Here is an overview of the process:
Learn more about the surrogacy process at Circle.
Wherever you are in your journey, we suggest completing our online surrogacy application. It takes only about 10 minutes to complete and there is no obligation to proceed if you aren’t ready.
Women who become surrogate mothers through Colorado surrogacy are giving, courageous, and kind-hearted. They work in offices, in schools, and stay home with their children. They understand the importance of family and want to give that gift to someone else. They are caring and selfless—just like you.
Women applying to become surrogate mothers in Colorado must meet certain requirements. A surrogate must:
There are additional requirements for becoming a surrogate that also apply in most states.
Even though generous compensation is part of being a gestational carrier, the benefits of being a surrogate extend well beyond material gains. In Colorado, the benefits of being a surrogate mother include:
And, as mentioned, Colorado surrogate mothers receive generous compensation with a customized benefits package.
Surrogate pay—sometimes called "surrogate base compensation"—is compensation for carrying a baby for someone. Gestational surrogates at Circle Surrogacy earn a base compensation that can range from $30,000 to $35,000, depending in part on whether the surrogate has insurance. As a surrogate, you will be paid your base compensation plus additional payments for milestones along your journey
Surrogate compensation is paid directly to you throughout the surrogacy journey. You'll actually receive payments before becoming pregnant.
Surrogate pay includes the following:
Base compensation is paid monthly in 9 installments beginning with the confirmation of heartbeat, which occurs around 6 weeks of gestation. However, you will receive compensation in the time leading up to that for transfers as well as the medical screening and signing of your contract.