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Navigating the surrogacy process can be complex and exciting for both intended parents and surrogate mothers. For more than 25 years, Circle Surrogacy has been helping intended parents and surrogate mothers through the surrogacy process in Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, and surrounding areas. We understand the significance of the journey you are on, and we will support you through every milestone.
A Guide to Surrogacy in Mississippi
For Intended Parents
While Mississippi has no laws in place governing surrogacy, some established procedures for intended parents and surrogate mothers exist. Intended parents can be couples and individuals from various backgrounds who want to build a family through surrogacy.
Circle Surrogacy works with Mississippi intended parents, such as:
• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic concern or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child
• LGBTQ+ intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby
This page provides a wealth of information regarding the surrogacy process in Mississippi, how to become intended parents or a surrogate mother, and what the surrogacy process costs.
Mississippi’s surrogacy process involves several important steps that will culminate in your child’s happy arrival. Understanding those milestones helps intended parents and surrogate mothers alike prepare for the surrogacy process.
While some may embark on an independent surrogacy journey, most intended parents find comfort and security by enlisting the help of a surrogacy agency like Circle Surrogacy. Circle has more than 25 years of experience navigating the surrogacy process and helping build families.
Once you decide to start building your family through surrogacy, you should choose an agency that closely aligns with your needs. Your first step with the agency will be scheduling a consultation so you can meet with your team and ask them any questions you may have.
Circle Surrogacy offers complimentary consultations for intended parents who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months. These private consultations educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, costs, and how to find and match with a surrogate. You can meet with us either in person or via Zoom or Skype for a free consultation.
A shorter pre-consultation is available for those who aren’t yet ready for a full consultation. The pre-consultation lasts about 30 minutes and is a great opportunity to ask your initial questions and get helpful information.
Welcoming a child through surrogacy is a joyous and emotional time for any individual or couple. Circle surrogacy is here to ensure the process is safe, comfortable, and smooth, whether you build your family with surrogacy and/or egg donation.
Surrogacy costs are understandably one of the first issues intended parents raise, so we have outlined the costs of a typical surrogacy journey in our comprehensive cost sheets.
We are here to help you learn about the available surrogacy programs, the cost, and how much you’ll likely pay for egg donation. We strive to be transparent regarding all surrogacy options, costs, and what you can expect throughout your journey.
Circle Surrogacy offers an all-inclusive cost program: our Journey Protection Guarantee program.
Journey Protection Guarantee Program surrogacy costs in Mississippi:
Surrogacy only: $148,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $172,750
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers intended parents:
Circle's costs include all agency fees, attorneys’ fees, screening and surrogate fees, and insurance costs. They do not include IVF costs.
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 fill out this form.
Choosing a surrogate mother is a key step in building your family. We work with gestational surrogates in Mississippi and throughout the South. If you are looking to match with a surrogate mother in Mississippi (or neighboring states), we can help you with this important milestone.
If you are pursuing surrogacy without the help of an agency, having a well-thought-out list of criteria can guide your surrogate mother choice. If you’ve chosen to work with an agency, these same criteria also help ensure your agency surrogacy match meets your needs.
At Circle Surrogacy, 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:
When we work on matching you with a surrogate mother, we want to know more about you and who you are as a person. Sharing photos and information about yourself with us can ensure a great surrogate match.
When making a surrogate match, your Matching Specialist will take into account the information you share and your geographic location. You should review all the questions carefully and answer truthfully to help us make your ideal match.
We also ask intended parents to express their preferences on other issues when matching them with a gestational carrier, including:
You can use these criteria as a guide if you are pursuing surrogacy without the help of an agency.
Keep these 3 factors in mind as you search for a surrogate mother in Mississippi:
Appropriate legal fit: Our legal department always ensures potential gestational carriers meet both general and state-specific legal criteria before surrogate profiles are presented to intended parents.
Personality fit and surrogacy expectations: We want both surrogates and intended parents to have a comfortable relationship throughout the journey, which is why our Matching Specialists reviews the list of safe matches provided by the legal team to ensure good personality fits.
Expectations surrounding termination and selective reduction: In our experience, intended parents often prefer to make the choice regarding termination. 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.
A fertile woman can choose to donate her eggs to help an individual or couple start their family (with or without the help of a surrogate). The egg donor can be an intended parent herself or a surrogate for heterosexual or homosexual couples or individuals. Intended parents experiencing infertility issues can build their family with the help of an egg donor.
How can you find an egg donor in Mississippi? We can guide you through the egg donation process and help you work with the IVF clinic of your choice. Your first step in starting your egg donor search is looking through an egg donor database. Circle Surrogacy offers an egg donor database that can be searched using certain criteria. The database is easy to use and navigate.
Since Mississippi does not have any laws or regulations governing surrogacy, it’s helpful to use an agency such as Circle Surrogacy to help you navigate the process. They are your ally, helping you to bring home your baby safely and securely.
Intended parents in Mississippi should be able to obtain prebirth and post-birth orders through the court. Intended parents can obtain these orders with a qualified legal professional in Mississippi and be issued birth certificates in the intended parents' names (whether heterosexual or LGBTQIA+).
Our experienced team at Circle Surrogacy can support and guide surrogates through the process. If you are interested in being a surrogate mother or have questions about the process, we can help.
Here is an overview of how to become a surrogate in Mississippi:
Learn more about the surrogacy process at Circle.
Who are potential surrogate mothers? They are women who want to make a difference in the lives of an individual or couple by giving them the ultimate gift. They are stay-at-home moms, teachers, and nurses. They are filled with love and generosity and understand the importance of family. They are just like you.
What Are the Requirements for Becoming a Surrogate?
Mississippi residents who would like to apply to become surrogate mothers must:
Additional requirements for becoming a surrogate also apply to most states.
Becoming a surrogate mother in Mississippi appeals to women for several reasons, including generous compensation and a sense of pride like no other. Women who wish to become surrogate mothers enjoy benefits such as:
And as mentioned, Mississippi surrogate mothers receive generous compensation with a customized benefits package.
We created the Circle Surrogate Promise because we genuinely care about our gestational carriers, and we want each of them to have the most successful and rewarding journey possible. This program evolved after surrogates shared their thoughts with their social workers and during exit interviews. Those conversations led us to improve our offerings to our surrogates.
The Circle Surrogate Promise is a program exclusive to Circle Surrogates; no other agency can offer the same level of security and support.
Circle Surrogacy promises:
You are compensated financially for being a surrogate mother. This compensation is called “surrogate base compensation” or “surrogate payment.” We worked with previous surrogates to create a compensation and benefits program for surrogates and their families. This program offers surrogates exceptional security, benefits, and protection.
Our new Surrogate Pay & Family Protection Program provides the following benefits:
If you are evaluating other agencies’ compensation, we would love to talk with you. We can match their compensation and provide you with an unsurpassed experience.
You can calculate your base compensation with our payment calculator to see how much you could earn as a surrogate in Mississippi.
Payments Before You Are Pregnant
Signing payments and payments for your medical screening are examples of compensation provided by Circle early in the surrogacy process. These payments are in addition to your base compensation.
Payments During and After Surrogacy
Circle compensates surrogates for their necessities during and after pregnancy, including maternity clothing, housekeeping, pumping and shipping breast milk, and more. These payments are in addition to your base compensation.
Surrogates receive other non-monetary benefits—in addition to financial compensation—that are priceless in ensuring they’re protected and have a smooth journey. These benefits include legal counsel, life insurance, and more.
Circle Surrogacy has over 25 years of experience and is considered a leader in the surrogacy field. Our team is here for you at every step, from starting your surrogacy journey to welcoming a new life into your family.
We support surrogate mothers as they go through the screening process and match with intended parents. We guide them through surrogacy's legal and social work process so they always feel supported and valued.
Our team includes experienced surrogates who bring their personal experience and authenticity to the work that we do. We also offer a wealth of legal, social, and medical knowledge to help guide you through your surrogacy journey. We are always here to answer any questions you have.
When you need a lawyer to review legal contracts, we'll recommend an attorney in your area with whom we've worked previously and who is thoroughly knowledgeable about Assisted Reproductive Technology law. We can connect you with trustworthy experts whenever needed. To learn more about being a surrogate, read our blog post about the 10 steps to becoming a surrogate.
As part of the Circle Surrogacy family, you’ll have peace of mind that you’re helping prospective parents realize their dreams of building a family while building a connection that will enrich your life too. That deep, intimate bond between surrogates and intended parents is why Circle Surrogacy has developed a thorough matching process.
Your Surrogate Support Team uses personality profiles to find the perfect intended parent(s) for you. You’ll get to review each other’s profiles, ask questions, and explore whether the match is right for you. We’ll help schedule an initial video call so you can ensure both you and the intended parent(s) feel completely comfortable with the match. The process will move forward only if you both agree it’s a great match.
Circle works with single parents, LGBTQ+ and heterosexual couples, domestic and international couples, and others. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a great match.