Once the application process is complete, including the prescreening, you'll have an interview with a social worker from Circle. The call will last approximately 2-2 ½ hours. We prefer to have this call take place over Skype, so please be sure that you have a Skype account set up.
Prior to the social work interview, we ask that you identify a primary support person. If you're married or partnered, your significant other will be your support person. If you're single, you'll need to identify an individual who knows you well and is willing to support you throughout a surrogacy journey. Your primary support person must be 21 years or older. Your primary support person’s screening can be done over the phone and will likely last 1-1 ½ hours.
During the social work consultation, the social worker will conduct an in-depth interview with you, examining your motivation to become a surrogate, your support system, your pregnancy history, your family, your interpersonal relationships, your interests and your life experiences.
During the surrogacy consultation, you're encouraged to:
- Ask questions.
- Share your expectations. The interview is an opportunity for you to share what you are looking for in a surrogacy journey and with which types of intended parents you're comfortable working with.