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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In Illinois, surrogacy costs can vary for each individual journey, and depend on a few factors: whether or not you require an egg donor, your location to your clinic and surrogate (and/or egg donor), and the type of program you choose.
Surrogacy costs can be compartmentalized into four categories:
• Professional Fees
• Gestational Carrier (i.e., surrogate) and Egg Donor Fees
• Medical & Insurance Expenses
• IVF Expenses
Unlike other surrogacy agencies, Circle Surrogacy strives to provide security and peace of mind with their costs. Therefore, Circle fixes the costs for Professional Fees, Gestational Carrier and Egg Donor Fees and Medical & Insurance Expenses. That means, that throughout your journey, you will not incur any additional costs in any of those categories, so you can plan for costs at the beginning of your surrogacy journey.
For intended parents living in Illinois, Circle Surrogacy offers two exclusive fixed price program options: our Fixed Cost program and our Journey Protection Guarantee program. Both options have fixed costs that do not change during your journey, so you can plan for costs with no surprises.
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.