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Becoming a surrogate mother is a one-of-a-kind journey with Circle Surrogacy because of our requirements, thorough process and wonderful benefits. Learn if you qualify with our surrogate criteria below.
Women interested in becoming surrogate mothers with Circle Surrogacy should meet the below requirements.
Personal and Health
Lifestyle and Support
We understand the requirements feel like a lot (and can seem strict!) but please know that we follow the guidelines put forth by fertility clinics and The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Most importantly, we use these surrogate requirements as a starting point to get to know you!
We want to ensure as successful of a journey as possible for everyone involved!
Women come to surrogacy for a variety of reasons. Some women have a friend or family member who struggled to conceive, others desire to help same sex singles and couples experience parenthood, and some enjoy pregnancy and parenthood so much that they just want to help others. No matter what the reason you might be interested in becoming a gestational carrier (surrogate), it is one of the most selfless and monumental gifts you could ever give to someone.
If you want to become a surrogate, you should be prepared to be "all in" emotionally on your journey. Here is how you can emotionally prepare for a surrogacy journey:
Circle Surrogates enjoy their surrogacy journeys so much, that many of them agree to doing a second journey with us!
When you become a surrogate, there will be surrogacy medications that will need to be taken throughout the course of the pregnancy.
First, at the beginning of your journey, you'll take IVF medications to prepare your uterus for pregnancy by providing two important hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Taken in sequence, these two hormones are meant to simulate the surrogate’s natural cycle. This combination maximizes the chances of pregnancy and helps to prevent a miscarriage.
Once the embryo transfer occurs, a surrogate will continue to take medications for continued success with the pregnancy. When advised by a medical professional, she will stop medications and let her body continue with the pregnancy naturally.
Surrogate medications can be a combination of pills taken by mouth, suppositories inserted vaginally and injections.
As you consider the surrogacy process, you may have questions along the way. With many experienced surrogates on staff, we've helped women navigate their surrogacy journeys successfully, and have answered almost every question out there! Whether you're curious about surrogacy law, parental rights, fertility issues, or embryo transfer, we've got the details you need.
Absolutely. Having a tubal ligation (aka having your "tubes tied") will not affect your ability to be a successful gestational surrogate.
No. If you do have medical insurance coverage, we'll take a look at the plan to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, you may be entitled to a higher base fee. But if you don't have insurance, it's not a problem. We'll find a plan that will cover you and your intended parents will pay any costs associated with the process of surrogacy.
We do occasionally have couples who share these beliefs, however it is a rare occurrence as most of our intended parents ultimately want the choice to make decisions about their own family. You are encouraged to inquire with our staff whether or not we currently have intended parents who would not terminate a pregnancy due to a severe medical diagnosis of the fetus.