Becoming a surrogate is a truly enriching endeavor. Understanding the intricacies to the process, and working with an established and experienced agency, helps ensure you have the most rewarding experience.
The first step in becoming a surrogate is to complete our initial application. The application should only take about 10 minutes, and it allows us to get to know you, your background and your family. 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. Prior to the social work interview, we ask that you identify a primary support person. 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.
Step-by-step planning, attentive care and the guidance of experts. That's what you get during your journey as a Circle surrogate. From the very beginning to the end and beyond, we're there for you, providing you with whatever support you need to have the most enjoyable and uplifting surrogate experience.Learn More About Us
Many of our staff members at Circle Surrogacy are parents through surrogacy and/or egg donation, experienced gestational carriers and egg donors. In fact, every woman who works on the PreScreening team is an experienced gestational carrier, and they're happy to share their stories and answer any questions you might have.Become a Surrogate
There are two types of surrogacy—gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In a typical gestational surrogacy arrangement, intended parents create embryos through in vitro fertilization. One or more of these embryos is implanted in a surrogate (sometimes known as a gestational carrier), who carries the child or children to term, but has no genetic relationship to them.
Gestational surrogacies makeup the vast majority of modern surrogacy arrangements. By contrast, traditional surrogates typically become pregnant through artificial insemination, and have a genetic connection to the child or children they carry for their intended parents. We do not arrange traditional surrogacies.