Finding your surrogate match is an exciting time in your journey to parenthood. Circle works with many surrogate mothers from New York's surrounding states, and starting in February 2021 will begin working with women from New York state. Additionally, Circle's main office is in Boston, with a small office in New York, and we have a strong representation on the east coast, making it even easier for surrogates and intended parents to connect.
The first steps in finding a surrogate mother match is to determine what you're looking for in a surrogate, your relationship with your surrogate, and what your expectations for your journey are.
It's important to be honest when thinking about your answers, as your Program Coordinator will use these answers – as well as your geographic location and views on termination – in order to find you the best match.
You'll be asked to fill out an intended parent profile that not only allows us to get to know you better, but also helps your Program Coordination team find your surrogate match.
For your profile, you'll be asked to share information about yourself, your relationship (if you are coupled), your family, your hobbies, your plans for parenthood, and what brought you to surrogacy. We'll ask that you also share photos of yourself, your loved ones and of anything else that gives a good sense of who you are as people. This profile paints a picture of who you are as intended parents for potential surrogate matches.
In addition to your profile, Circle will use other criteria to find your gestational carrier match, including your preferences on:
• Communication. What level do you hope to have with your surrogate?
• Surrogate's location. Do you prefer she live in a specific state?
• Number of embryos to transfer
• Your views on selective reduction and termination
If you are doing an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the above as guidelines as to what you should be looking for in a suitable match.