Become a Surrogate in Connecticut

Circle is proud to work with women from Connecticut! With favorable surrogacy law, excellent medical care and IVF centers, and proximity to New York and Boston, Connecticut is a great place for surrogates and intended parents alike.

 What type of women are surrogates?

What type of women are surrogates?

Women who become surrogates are generous, adventurous and kind. They are teachers, nurses and stay-at-home moms. They are passionate about their families. They are spirited, caring and selfless.

They are just like you.

Location, location, location!

Circle's surrogates come from across the United States and our intended parents come from around the world. But surrogates from Connecticut are in a geographically favorable position. Many of Circle's intended parents live in New York, Boston or in Europe, and as a result choose to work with IVF clinics in Connecticut or the greater New York City area. While this is not always the case, Connecticut surrogates tend to have less need for traveling to IVF clinic appointments.

Some of the best surrogacy laws in the country.

Arguably the most favorable surrogacy case of recent years was decided in Connecticut in 2011. Raftopol v. Ramey is a Connecticut Supreme Court decision that allows pre-birth orders for non-biological parents. It means that when intended parents of any background (heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, single individuals) work with Connecticut surrogates, the legal process is simple and easy.

The case clarified Connecticut's surrogacy statute, and makes the legal process simple for Connecticut surrogates and their intended parents. Circle Surrogacy is proud to have helped bring about this clarification in the law. Our attorneys filed an amicus brief which helped the court come to its decision.

Surrogate requirements.

In order to qualify to become a surrogate, here are some requirements an applicant must meet:

- Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.

- Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.

- Is between 21-41 years of age.

- Typically has a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.

- Is a citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States. If a surrogate is a legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States, the surrogate must be able to provide documentation that is valid for at least 2 years.

- Does not participate in the following government aid programs: cash assistance, welfare, public housing and section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Benefits to being a surrogate from Connecticut.

- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family

- Opportunity to work with local Intended Parents if you so desire

- Chance to work with local fertility clinics (and travel less)

- Exceptional Compensation and benefits

- Build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents

- Work with a personal journey coordination team and licensed social worker

- Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process