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Are you hoping to grow your family through surrogacy? Or are you a young woman interested in becoming a surrogate mother? Circle Surrogacy can help you navigate surrogacy in North Dakota, guiding you through the surrogacy process, matching you with a surrogate, or helping you to become a surrogate mother. Circle Surrogacy has been helping straight and LGBTQ+ singles and couples grow their families through surrogacy and egg donation for more than 27 years.
North Dakota is a surrogacy-friendly state for both gestational carriers (surrogate mothers) and intended parents, with favorable laws that declare that a child born via gestational surrogate is the child of the intended parents for all intents and purposes.
You'll find everything you need to know about gestational surrogacy on this page. Surrogacy enables couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations to build their families.
In North Dakota, the types of intended parents who may use surrogacy to grow their families include:
• 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
• LGBTQ+ intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby
On this page you'll learn why North Dakota is an excellent state for surrogacy, what the state's surrogacy process involves, how to become a parent or a surrogate mother, and what surrogacy costs.
If you're intended parents in North Dakota, you can feel confident about growing your family through surrogacy. Your surrogacy journey in North Dakota includes many benefits, such as:
Favorable laws. North Dakota surrogacy statutes protect both intended parents and gestational carriers, making it a safe path to build families.
Local surrogates. Circle works with a community of surrogates in the state if intended parents want to work with a surrogate mother who lives close to them.
Our network of parents and surrogates extends across the country. 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.
After selecting an agency or agencies you'd like to meet with, the first step is to schedule a consultation. The consultation is an excellent opportunity to share your story, get questions answered, and see if the agency team is a good fit for your journey.
At our private consultations, we educate intended parents on the surrogacy process, surrogacy costs, and how to find and match with a surrogate mother. Our complimentary consultations are for those who are emotionally and financially ready to begin a surrogacy journey within the next 12 months.
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 filling out this short form and someone will reach out to coordinate a time.
There is no joyful experience that compares to bringing a baby into your family. In North Dakota, becoming a parent through surrogacy is safe and simple because the state is a surrogacy-friendly state for intended parents who are interested in growing their families through surrogacy and or egg donation.
Circle Surrogacy works with parents throughout the U.S. We have offices on both coasts and have established relationships with experts in virtually all states. We know that one of the first questions intended parents ask is how much surrogacy costs. Our comprehensive cost sheets outline the surrogacy costs you should expect in a typical surrogacy journey.
The cost of surrogacy in North Dakota or any state is something we discuss with intended parents at an early stage in the process. We can also explain how much you can expect to pay for egg donation. Circle Surrogacy is dedicated to being transparent in its surrogacy options, costs, and what you can expect along your journey.
At Circle Surrogacy, we offer one all-inclusive cost program: our Journey Protection Guarantee program.
Surrogacy only: $157,750
Surrogacy plus egg donation: $184,750
(both prices exclude IVF)
Our Journey Protection Guarantee offers Intended Parents:
Our Journey Protection Guarantee Program includes fixed costs on the following:
Circle Surrogacy is proud to offer this all-inclusive program to help as many intended parents in North Dakota as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.
One of the most exciting parts of your journey is finding a surrogate match. Circle works with many surrogate mothers from Fargo and throughout North Dakota, as well as most of the surrounding states.
Whether you're working with an agency such as Circle Surrogacy or pursuing an independent journey, making a list (either mentally or on paper) about the qualities that are important for your gestational carrier to have will make the search for a surrogate easier. Think about the type of relationship you'd like to have with your surrogate and what expectations you have for the journey.
Fill out a profile help us to get to know you better and find appropriate surrogate matches.
The information we ask for in the profile includes your:
It helps immensely to have intended parents share photos of themselves and their loved ones, as well as any other photos that give us a good sense of who they are as people.
Your answers to the questions on the profile—as well as your geographic location and views on termination— are used by your Matching Team to find an ideal surrogate match. That's why it's important to be honest when thinking about how you answer these questions.
We also want to know your preferences about other specific factors that will be used to match you with a gestational carrier. These factors include:
If you are doing an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the above as guidelines as to what you should look for in a suitable match.
Keep these 3 criteria in mind when searching for a surrogate mother in North Dakota:
Appropriate legal fit: Our legal department always ensures potential matches meet the requirements of North Dakota's surrogacy laws 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, so your Matching Team reviews the list of safe matches provided by the legal team to ensure their personalities mesh.
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.
Eggs donated by a fertile woman enables others to create embryos that can be transferred to an intended mother or a gestational surrogate. If you or your significant other has infertility concerns, then building your family through egg donation may be the best option for you.
Finding the right egg donor—if you're using an egg donor—is important because the donor contributes half of the child's genetic makeup. Most egg donor databases are set up so that you can search for an egg donor by certain criteria. Circle's egg donor database is easy to use and easy to navigate. Register here to start your egg donor search.
North Dakota law permits gestational surrogacy, including surrogacy that involves a compensated gestational carrier. The state's surrogacy law also declares that a child born to a gestational surrogate is the child of the intended parents. Intended parents and surrogates who wish to complete a gestational surrogacy in North Dakota have a set legal and practical process they can follow to do so.
Unmarried or married couples can be issued pre-birth parentage orders if at least one partner has a genetic connection to the child born via surrogacy. Single intended parents with a genetic link to their child can also be issued a pre-birth order by a North Dakota surrogacy court. Circle works with surrogacy lawyers in North Dakota to help ensure the process goes smoothly.
Being supported by experienced social workers and program coordinators, many of who have been surrogates themselves, is one of the benefits of working with Circle Surrogacy. We support women wherever they are in the process. If you are interested in becoming a surrogate in North Dakota but first want to talk with experienced surrogates or Surrogate Advisors, we’re here to help. Here is an overview of the gestational carrier process:
Learn more about the surrogacy process at Circle.
It takes a special type of person to become a surrogate. Surrogate mothers come from various backgrounds—they are teachers, nurses, and stay-at-home moms. They are selfless, have a sense of adventure, and care deeply for their families.
North Dakota residents who would like to apply to become a surrogate mother must:
There are additional requirements for becoming a surrogate that also apply to most states.
Generous financial compensation is only one reason it's appealing to become a surrogate mother in North Dakota.
Women who wish to become a surrogate mother in Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, or other North Dakota communities enjoy a variety of benefits. They include:
And, as mentioned, North Dakota surrogate mothers receive generous compensation with a customized benefits package.
The Circle Surrogate Promise was created for surrogates because we truly care about our carriers, and we want each of them to have the most successful and rewarding journey possible.
In the past, our carriers shared their thoughts and improvements with their social workers or during their exit interviews. We took all those conversations and suggestions to heart, improving our offerings to our gestational carriers.
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:
Surrogate mothers make more than just a physical commitment. There is also an emotional and mental commitment involved, in addition to the dedication of their families. Our team at Circle Surrogacy understands this commitment because many of our members have been surrogates.
We've created a compensation and benefits program for surrogates that recognizes this extraordinary commitment. It provides security, benefits, and protection that is virtually unsurpassed.
Our new Surrogate Pay & Family Protection Program provides the following benefits:
If you're considering other surrogacy agencies because of their compensation, we'd appreciate having the opportunity to talk with you about those offers—we can match them. We promise you'll have the best surrogacy experience with us.
You'll receive the first payment as a surrogate before you're pregnant. Payments continue throughout your pregnancy. Surrogate pay is broken down into the following categories:
You can calculate your base compensation with our payment calculator to see how much you could earn as a surrogate in North Dakota.
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.
Starting on the day you first explore the possibility of becoming a surrogate to your initial meeting with prospective parents and throughout your entire pregnancy, Circle Surrogacy provides reliable support. We've earned a reputation as a world leader in the surrogacy field and bring more than 25 years of experience and passion to surrogacy in North Dakota.
We’ll help you navigate the screening process, ensure you match with the perfect intended parent or parents, and guide you through the legal and social work aspects of surrogate parenting.
Our passion for our work is authentic. Many of us are parents through surrogacy, egg donors, or experienced surrogates ourselves (including some team members who have completed 3 journeys!). In addition to the legal, social, and medical expertise provided by Circle, we deliver hands-on guidance that’s informed by personal experience. Our team is ready to answer any question you can dream of (and then some).
Our goal is to ensure you have a clear path throughout your journey as a surrogate. To learn more, read our blog post about the 10 steps to becoming to a surrogate.
Working with Circle Surrogacy provides you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing the prospective parents you'll help are people who you can connect with and trust. Together, you'll complete an incredible and intimate journey. That’s why Circle Surrogacy built an extensive and thorough matching process.
Your Surrogate Support Team works diligently to find the perfect intended parent(s) for you based on personality fit and legal circumstances. You’ll get to review each other’s profiles, ask questions, and generally feel each other out. There will also be an initial video call. It’s all about making sure both you and the intended parent(s) feel completely comfortable with the match. If both parties agree to move forward, you will be considered matched!
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.