When starting your journey to parenthood, it's exciting to find your surrogate match. Circle works with many surrogate mothers from Ohio, as well as most of the surrounding states. Additionally, we have a strong representation in the South and Midwest, making it even easier for surrogates and intended parents to connect.
It's hard to imagine what it will be like finding the right woman to carry your baby(ies). In many cases, intended parents aren't sure what they should look for in a gestational carrier.
The first steps in finding a surrogate mother match are to determine what you're looking for in a surrogate, your relationship with your surrogate, and what your expectations for your journey are.
Thinking about what's important to you in your gestational carrier and journey will make it easier to find a surrogate on your own (if you're on an independent journey) or to determine if your surrogacy agency has presented you with a good match.
We'll help find your surrogate mother 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.
This profile is filled with information about you, 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 anything else that gives a good sense of who you are as people.
In addition to your profile, there are certain criteria on which you will be matched with your gestational carrier. Intended parent matching criteria includes their preferences on the:
- Level of communication with their surrogate during the journey
- Location of the surrogate mother
- Number of embryos to transfer
- Views on selective reduction and termination
If you are making an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the above as guidelines for what you should be looking for in a suitable match.