Whether you are a woman who is interested in becoming a surrogate mother or intended parents hoping to grow your family through surrogacy, when you first begin looking into surrogacy, it can feel a little bit intimidating. Circle Surrogacy is the most successful surrogacy agency, proudly supporting parents and gestational carriers in Illinois.
Illinois is a surrogacy-friendly state for both gestational carriers and intended parents. Whether you in live in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford or anywhere in between – here's everything you need to know about gestational surrogacy.
Review surrogate requirements in Illinois and see how to apply to become a surrogate.
Looking for a surrogate in Illinois? See how to find your perfect surrogate match.
Understand what the surrogacy laws are in the state of Illinois for surrogates and intended parents.
See how to take the first steps in becoming a parent through surrogacy.
See how the surrogacy process works at Circle Surrogacy in Illinois.
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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.