The most meaningful surrogate journeys happen with Circle.

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.

 Your first point of contact is with experienced surrogates.

Your first point of contact is with experienced surrogates.

Our surrogate support team consists of women who are experienced surrogates – some have done 3 surrogacy journeys! They will help you through the application process, answer your questions, and share their amazing stories with you.
 We encourage relationships between surrogates and intended parents.

We encourage relationships between surrogates and intended parents.

By forming a strong relationship, surrogates have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people whose lives are being positively changed because of their selflessness. Many surrogates and intended parents feel like family by the end of the process and we genuinely believe fostering this relationship is the best way to bring a baby into the world.
 We're always here to support you.

We're always here to support you.

As your partner in surrogacy, we're with you during each phase of your journey. You'll have process questions, accounting questions and medical questions come up – and our experienced staff is more than happy to respond promptly and accurately to ensure your time as a surrogate isn't only gratifying, but also as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Becoming a Surrogate: An Overview

The application and prescreening process.

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.

Screening and matching considerations.

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.

Matching, medical screening and signing the legal contract.

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.

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There for you, there with you.

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.

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Your journey is our journey.

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.

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Common questions from surrogates like you.

As you consider surrogacy, 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!
How much do surrogates make?
Circle offers the most comprehensive compensation and benefits of any agency. While surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, and surrogacy experience, Circle works with each and every woman to help customize her benefits to fit her journey and needs.
What is the difference between gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy?

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.

How do I apply with Circle Surrogacy to become a surrogate?
If you are interested in applying to our program to become a surrogate, you can fill out an online form here. Please note that the online application process will include the submission of at least three pictures. You will be contacted within about 24 hours to inform you of the next steps.
Why should I choose working with an agency versus going independent?
We believe working with an agency is to your advantage as we provide full support and guidance throughout the entire process. All aspects of the surrogacy journey are handled by our team, from matching, to screening, to legal work, to social work support. This enables us to handle any challenges that may arise, so that you can focus on your pregnancy, and building a relationship with your intended parents.

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