Finding your surrogate match is an exciting time in your journey to parenthood. Circle has worked with many surrogate mothers from Utah, as well as most of the surrounding states.
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 quite sure what they should look for in a gestational carrier.
The first steps in finding a surrogate mother match are considering what you’re looking for in a surrogate, your relationship with your surrogate, and your expectations for your journey.
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 making 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 allows us to get to know you better and 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 specific criteria on which you will be matched with your gestational carrier. Intended parents are matched according to their preferences on a variety of criteria, including:
- Level of communication with their surrogate during the journey
- City and state in which the surrogate mother lives
- Number of embryos they want to transfer
- Views on selective reduction and termination
If you are making an independent surrogacy journey, you can use the above as guidelines as to what you should be looking for in a suitable match.