Becoming a surrogate mother is a one-of-a-kind journey with Circle Surrogacy because of our requirements, thorough process and wonderful benefits.
Women interested in becoming surrogate mothers with Circle Surrogacy:
• Must have delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
• Must have had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
• Must be between 21-41 years of age.
• In most circumstances, must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
• Must be 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.
• Must 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.
• Must live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan, New York).
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must have 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.
• Must be financially secure.
• Must lead a stable, responsible lifestyle.
• Must be willing to travel for IVF process. Please note, often these trips include overnight stays.
• Must not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
The first step in becoming a surrogate is to complete our initial application. After your application is received and reviewed, if approved, an Outreach Coordinator will reach out to you within 24 hours. During the prescreening phase, you'll be connected to our Prescreening Coordinator and we'll review your medical records, including previous OBGYN records and recent pap-smear results.
You'll have an interview with a social worker from Circle. The call will last approximately 2-2 ½ hours. During the social work screening, 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. Once you've been accepted into our program, you'll be connected to a member of our matching team, who will work to identify the appropriate intended parents match option for you. We match surrogates with intended parents primarily based on legal and personality fit.
When it's time to pick a match, you'll be asked to exchange profiles with your intended parent(s) and have a Skype call with them. To do this, we use a two-step approach to ensure both parties have an opportunity to ask questions and to confirm that the match option is a good fit. If you feel comfortable after meeting with your potential intended parent(s), you'll move into the legal contracts while making arrangements to attend your medical screening. Your medical screening will take place at the IVF clinic of your intended parents' choice. This is usually an overnight trip and a chance for you to see and connect with your intended parents. And before you know it, you'll be a surrogate mother with Circle Surrogacy, making intended parents' dreams come true.
Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction that helps intended parents start families when they otherwise couldn't. Coming from different backgrounds, intended parents pursue surrogacy for several reasons, yet they all have the same dream: to one day have their own family.Learn More About Surrogacy
The monetary benefits of being a surrogate mother are significant, but the indescribable sense of fulfillment you get from helping intended families bring a child into the world cannot be found doing anything else. That's why many surrogate mothers agree to doing a second journey with us.See All Benefits