Being a Surrogate With Circle Means:
Forming a special bond with the families you help
Gaining a sense of pride and accomplishment
Helping create families with all different backgrounds
Demonstrating an incredible act of kindness to your child(ren)
Being part of a special community of women who are equally as awesome as you are
Why Do Women Become Surrogates?
Throughout our years of experience helping families grow and providing comprehensive support to surrogates, we have seen one common thread among all women who become surrogates: the desire to help others.
Women become surrogates for a variety of reasons, including:
Surrogate mothers have big hearts and giving spirits. Fully supported and backed by our team of experienced professionals who have been in your shoes, our surrogates help grow families every day.
Surrogates – also called gestational carriers – are women who have had easy pregnancies and who have completed their own families.
Some women come to surrogacy because they personally know someone who has struggled with infertility.
Others want to give the gift of parenthood to families who can’t do it on their own.
Who Do Surrogates Help?
Surrogate mothers help intended parents (IPs) who are unable to grow their families on their own. At Circle, we specialize in gestational surrogacy, which means the surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby she carries.
Circle’s surrogates help intended parents from all ethnicities, locations and sexual orientations. Some intended parents are single, others are coupled or married. Surrogates may be matched with intended parents who live in the United States or internationally. As a surrogate, you have the opportunity to share with us your preferences for the types of intended parents you imagine helping.
The types of intended parents that surrogates help are:
Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child
LGBTQIA+ intended parents who want to have a genetic link to the baby
Regardless of the parents’ situation, your willingness to help them bring a child into this world means everything to them.
Circle is a full-service surrogacy agency with the highest success rates in the industry led by a team passionate about helping people build families.
Our Surrogate Advisors know the surrogacy process can feel overwhelming at first. Our team is comprised of many people who have been through this process themselves, so they know exactly how you're feeling and what questions you may have.
Enjoy the personalized feel of a small agency with the resources of a large agency. Once our surrogate support team helps you through application and matching, your dedicated social worker and journey support team keep track of all your details. With our expansive team, we are able to offer support groups, virtual events, one-on-one surrogate mentorship and more.
We financially back our intended parents to make sure surrogates are always paid in full and on time. We will compensate you up to $5,000 even if, after being medically cleared and matched, you don’t achieve a pregnancy. Circle will also take on the liability of medical bills.
Not every surrogate has the same desires when it comes to the birth. At Circle, our surrogates have choices for preferred birth options, such as doula care, a hospital birth, or using a birth center with a midwife.
We help surrogates build relationships with intended parents who truly feel like family by the end of the process, giving you the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people whose lives are being positively changed because of you. We genuinely believe fostering this relationship is the best way to bring a baby into the world.
Your journey as a surrogate is greatly shaped by the agency you choose. With a 99.3% success rate and a team of passionate experts — many of whom have been in your position — Circle offers a program created with surrogates in mind: competitive pay, guaranteed security, and unbeatable support.
Why Surrogates Choose Circle
"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."
Circle Program Manager
"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!"
Circle Program Coordinator
"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."
Gestational surrogates have no biological connection to the baby they carry. Their DNA (eggs) is NOT used to create the embryos.
Surrogates are paid throughout the entirety of their journey (not at the end), and compensation starts even before they become pregnant.
Surrogates have a choice who they match with. All matches are mutual.
Surrogates DO need to give themselves injections as part of the IVF process. Most surrogates say these needles are no big deal!
Surrogates do not feel "attached" to the babies they carry and look forward to the moment when the intended parents get to hold their baby for the first time.
5 Things to Know About Being A Surrogate
There is so much information out there about becoming a surrogate, but our highly-specialized, collaborative team is the most qualified to offer authentic, accurate information for a successful and rewarding surrogacy journey.
There’s no better place to embark on this journey than at Circle where we have successfully guided and helped surrogates expand families for almost 30 years. If you think being a surrogate is the right fit for you, fill out our surrogacy application to get started.