Be a Surrogate in Connecticut
Applying to Be 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.
Some of the best surrogacy law in the United States
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.
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.
Benefits for Surrogates in Connecticut
There are so many benefits to being a surrogate, both emotionally and financially.
- Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
- High compensation with a customized benefits package
- Build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents
- Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
- Opportunity to work with local Intended Parents if you so desire
- Chance to work with local fertility clinics (and travel less)
See If You Qualify
In order to qualify for surrogacy in Connecticut, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- 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 have 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.
- Has a valid driver’s license.
- Has the support of her family. If married or partnered, the surrogate must have her partner’s support. Also, the surrogate and her partner/primary support person must agree to participate in a social work screening.
- Is financially secure.
- Leads a stable, responsible lifestyle.
- Is willing to travel for IVF process. Please note, often these trips include overnight stays.
- Does not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
Family and reproductive law is continually developing and changing. As such, there is no guarantee the information on this website is current or correct. Circle’s in-house legal team and referring attorneys provided the information listed, and it is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney’s legal counsel. In any individual case, you should always confer with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and is licensed to practice in the particular state at hand.