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Become a Surrogate & Earn up to $65,000+ Helping a Family

There’s nothing quite like bringing a baby into this world. When you become a surrogate with Circle, you become the person who helps make parenthood possible for others. Surrogacy not only changes the lives of others, it changes a surrogate's life, too. Curious if this is your path? We’d love to get to know you.

What is a Surrogate?

A surrogate is a woman who carries a baby for people (the Intended Parents) who are unable to have a baby on their own. Most surrogates are gestational surrogates, meaning the surrogate does not use her own eggs and doesn't share any genetic relationship (DNA) with the baby.


Surrogates are Moms who wish to help others experience the joys of parenthood. Women who become surrogates are nurses and teachers, accountants and stay-at-home moms. But most importantly, a surrogate is a giver of hope and happiness to those looking to be parents!

Why Do Women Become Surrogates?

Women become surrogates for so many reasons! Here are just a few from experienced surrogates we know:


  • A loved one or someone they know struggled to have children

  • To enjoy another pregnancy, but not add to their own family

  • Personal fulfillment

  • To help others to start or grow their family

  • To make a positive impact on the world


Every journey to surrogacy looks different. Our team at Circle is committed to being with you every step of the way.

Surrogates Give Hope to Others of Building Their Families

Being a surrogate is an extremely intimate experience. To ensure you feel entirely confident and comfortable during your journey, our matching team shares profiles of intended parents who share the same aspirations as you, and who are good matches for you legally. You get to choose who you help!

At every stage of your surrogacy journey – from the fertility process to pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery – you'll have the support and guidance of our experienced social workers and program coordinators. Plus, many women who work at Circle are experienced surrogates, who have been in your shoes and can answer any questions.

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Why Be a Surrogate With Circle?

There are many reasons to choose to be a surrogate with Circle, including:

Match With the Right Intended Parents for YOU

Earn Generous Compensation

Change Someone's Life

Earn Generous Compensation

Our surrogates earn pay and benefits up to $65,000+; our compensation is flexible to ensure you are paid what works for you and your family. You will be reimbursed for all medical and travel expenses incurred during your pregnancy journey, and you'll receive payments for housekeeping, maternity clothing, lost wages, bed rest and more. Plus, surrogates have the pride from knowing they made dreams come true which is priceless.

Match With the Right Intended Parents for YOU

Circle's relationship-based surrogacy model means we encourage strong and open relationships between surrogates and intended parents. Our thorough matching process takes into consideration the wishes of all parties to pair together the right match for an unforgettable journey.

Change Someone's Life

Surrogates give the greatest gift possible: a baby! Surrogates are selfless, kind and caring...just like you! The pride surrogates feel after helping someone achieve their dreams is one of the reasons they come back for multiple journeys.

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Surrogate Requirements to Understand

Women must meet certain Physical, Demographic and Lifestyle requirements to qualify to become a surrogate.

Some of the criteria are:

You have had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries and are currently parenting a child

You are between 21-42 years of age

You are a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. and live in a surrogate-friendly state (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska or Louisiana)

You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33

You are financially secure

You have the support of your family. If married or partnered, the surrogate must have her partner’s support. This is so important!

You are ready to help another family grow

If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you. Fill out our application so we can connect and get to know you!

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How to Become a Surrogate

If you’re interested in becoming a surrogate and supporting another family on their path to parenthood, follow the steps below to start your journey.

1. Apply online now. Takes just a few minutes from your phone! Fill out our online application to see if you qualify.

2. Screening process. Once your application is accepted, you’ll meet with our Surrogate and Social Work teams to ensure you’re ready for the journey ahead. We’ll get to know you better, complete psychological and emotional screenings, and answer any questions you have along the way.

3. Be ready to match. You’ll get to choose the family you help! Your Surrogate Advisor will use your profile to help find the right parent match for YOU, based on your preferences.

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"After I watched my sister beat ovarian cancer, becoming a surrogate was the silver lining for me. It’s one of my greatest accomplishments. I grew (mentally, and physically while carrying twins!) in ways I didn’t expect. It was the most culturally enriching experience of my life to carry for a male international couple and I'm forever grateful they came into my life, and I will always hold them close to my heart."

Kristi Johnson,
Circle Program Manager

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"I have witnessed many people struggle with fertility, and felt the pull to do more to help someone achieve their dreams of becoming parents. My surrogacy journeys have been the most rewarding, and fulfilling experiences of my life, and I am so happy to call my Intended Parents family!"

Sarah Harris,

Circle Program Coordinator

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"Everything was so perfect! I’m so very blessed to have been matched with the most amazing IPs and seeing the love and adoration on their faces when they look at their beautiful daughter, makes this journey more than fulfilling! Thank you to everyone on the Circle team for all of your help and support in making this the best journey ever!"


"I couldn't have asked for a better journey being a first time surrogate. You guys also nailed the personality matching. We are so similar and we've gained life-long friends and we are already planning our trip to Norway to visit the Baby for her first birthday!"


"I was a surrogate with Circle Surrogacy and gave birth in January 2020. Everything from start to finish I felt so much support. The people that work at Circle treat you like family and you are definitely not just a number to them. Matching was the most important step and it went perfectly. I was matched with the most amazing couple and the three of us made it possible for a beautiful baby girl to join the world. 10/10 would recommend Circle."


"It has been great working with Circle Surrogacy as a surrogate. They are with you every step of the way. I couldn't imagine doing this without them!"


"Thank you so much for your help through the matching process. You have made me feel very comfortable and at ease with this process and yet I've never even met you. I can't say enough positive things about you and your agency to this point. We are kind of stunned by how fast it has gone; however it doesn't feel rushed but organized and professional. We are really more excited than I thought we would be about this surrogacy journey at this point and I think a lot of that has to do with how much we really enjoyed meeting my IPs and their son, who was so cute and so good during our chat. We look forward to learning more about them and their lives. Again thank you so much for making this as stress free and enjoyable as possible."


"This agency has been nothing but professional, supportive, and prompt. Before, during, and after my journey I knew that help and answers were only a phone call away. There’s not much they wouldn’t try to do for you, to make sure you felt heard and supported."



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