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The most rewarding surrogate experience is with Circle

Becoming a surrogate is a truly enriching endeavor. Circle Surrogacy stands out from other agencies because of their long and successful history, the staff's personal experience with surrogacy, their unbeatable support and Circle Surrogate Promise.

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We help surrogates get the most out of their journeys

If you're interested in becoming a gestational surrogate, you'll see that there are so many different surrogacy agencies with whom you can work. When doing your surrogate program research, you should look for an agency that shares the same beliefs and surrogacy goals that you do.

Circle Surrogacy has been making parenthood possible since 1995. We have spent a great deal of time evolving our surrogate program into what it is today: a program that offers gestational carriers best-in-class support, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to protect not only our surrogates during their journeys – but their families as well. We promise to provide you with the most rewarding experiences you could have as a surrogate.

As the leading surrogacy agency, we're able to offer you a personal surrogate experience backed by our resources as a larger agency.

See what past and current surrogates have to say in their surrogate reviews about their experience with Circle.

 Best surrogacy program for surrogates with our exclusive Circle Surrogate Promise.

The Circle Surrogate Promise

Guaranteed Pay, Security and Support

The Circle Surrogate Promise is a program exclusive to Circle Surrogates; no other agency can offer the same level of security and support.

Circle Surrogacy promises:

  1. Guaranteed Compensation. Circle Surrogacy financially backs their Intended Parents, so a surrogate’s escrow account is always funded to ensure she is always paid in full and on time.
  2. No medical bill liability. Circle Surrogacy takes on the liability of medical bills. We listened to our past surrogates and their frustrations with medical bills and we’ve made big changes. While we can never stop having you receive medical bills (since you are the “patient”), our new Fixed Cost programs for Intended Parents allow us to protect both the surrogates and the intended parents, and ensure all medical bills will be paid in a timely manner.
  3. $5,000 compensation, even if you leave the program. If you are accepted into our surrogate program and you are medically cleared and matched with intended parents – but you don’t achieve a pregnancy – we will compensate you for your time, energy and dedication thus far in your journey (up to $5,000 total).
  4. Empowerment in birth choices. Not every gestational carrier has the same desires when it comes to the birth of their surro baby. At Circle, our surrogates have choices for her preferred birth options, such as doula care, a hospital birth, or using a birth center with a midwife.
  5. Personalized, small agency feel, with the resources of a large agency. The first person you speak with at Circle will be an experienced carrier who guides you through the process until you are matched with intended parents, personally introducing you to your dedicated social worker and journey support team, all of whom are in house at Circle. You’ll always be supported by a Circle employee, who knows all the details about you and your journey (you’ll never have to worry about working with a third party who doesn’t even know your name!) Plus, with our expanded team, we are able to offer support groups, virtual events, one-on-one surrogate mentorship and more.
 A passionate team with personal surrogacy experience

A passionate team with personal surrogacy experience

The first people you'll speak with when you apply is our surrogate support team. They will help you through the application process, answer your questions, and share their amazing stories with you. If you'd like to speak with an experienced surrogate – we have many on our team – we can easily connect you to someone who can chat with you!

From the moment you apply, you will speak with an experienced team member who will answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Our Surrogate Advisors know the surrogacy process can feel overwhelming at first – many have been in your shoes – so they know exactly how you're feeling, and what you may have questions about.

Your Surrogate Advisor will not only guide you through the application process, she will also stay with you as you complete the screening process. She will be getting to know you, and what's important to you in your surrogacy journey. She'll also be the person who helps match you with intended parents. You'll always be in good hands, with someone who has your best interests at heart.

Over 27 years successfully supporting surrogates

Circle has a 99.3% success rate, and has brought over 2,800 babies into the world in the last 27+ years!

When you apply to be a surrogate with Circle, you will feel that experience from your first point of contact. Every program and process has been created with our gestational carriers in mind.

At Circle Surrogacy, our gestational carriers are matched with in-house social workers who support them throughout their journey...and beyond! Our surrogate program is best-in-class because we've listened to our carriers over the years and made our process and support even stronger.

You'll also learn that Circle is an agency that encourages relationships between their intended parents and gestational surrogates. 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.

Read about how surrogates and intended parents are matched.

We'll compare how much surrogates make at other agencies for you

As you research surrogacy, you may find that you're seeing how much a surrogate makes is different across surrogacy agencies. Some agencies are offering way more than others – is it too good to be true?

There is more than the final dollar amount to consider when comparing agencies, and it can all be a little bit overwhelming.

Circle offers a free surrogate pay comparison analysis, done by our experienced Surrogate Advisors. Just email us and we'll set up a time to compare the compensation from multiple agencies; no commitment whatsoever!

Every gestational carrier who comes to us is unique. If there is something in our benefits package that doesn't work for you – or you feel something is missing – we are happy to craft a compensation package that's personalized to your circumstances.

Plus, if you find a payment or benefit at another agency that better fits what you're looking for, we'll do our best to match it!

5 questions surrogates should ask when comparing surrogacy agencies

1. How do you guarantee a surrogate receives all of her compensation in the eventintended parents run out of funds for their surrogacy?
How do you guarantee a surrogate doesn’t get stuckwith medical bills related to the surrogacy?
How quickly can I be matched with intended parents?
What support do you offer your surrogatesin the program, and who provides the support?
What is your agency’s success rate for babiesborn through your program?

Circle Surrogacy offers their exclusive Circle Surrogate Promise, which guarantees
compensation, no medical bill liability, fast match times and best-in-class support, all while working with our agency which has a 99.3% success rate.

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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.
Will I have to travel during my surrogacy journey?

Typically, a gestational carrier is required to travel to her Intended Parents' IVF clinic for her medical screening and embryo transfer.

Circle is flexible and will work with you. Reach out with any questions about travel at: [email protected]

Why will I need a surrogacy lawyer?

Every surrogate will have a lawyer to navigate the contracts stage of the process. Your lawyer will be skilled in surrogacy law, and will be paid for by your intended parents.

This blog outlines what to expect from contract negotiations, and how to prepare.