Searching for your surrogate match is an exciting step in your journey to parenthood. Circle has worked with many surrogate mothers from Oregon, as well as most of the surrounding states.
How to Start
It's hard to imagine what it will be like to find the right woman to carry your baby(ies). In many cases, intended parents aren't quite sure what they should look for in a gestational carrier. You can begin by thinking about what you're looking for in a surrogate, what sort of your relationship you want with your surrogate, and what your expectations for your journey are. Being clear about these goals will make it easier to find a surrogate on your own (if you're doing an independent journey) or determine if your surrogacy agency has presented you with a good match.
How Circle Can Help
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 our Matching Team find your surrogate match.
This profile is filled with information about you, your relationship (if you have partner), 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, you will be matched with your gestational carrier based on certain criteria. Intended Parent matching criteria include preferences on:
- 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 doing an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the points above as guidelines when looking for a suitable match.