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How Many Trips Do International Parents Have to Take to the United States During a Surrogacy?

Many countries in the world ban surrogacy outright or have laws in place that make it very difficult for couples to seek surrogacy in their own country. As a result, many couples turn to the United States, where most states offer a supportive legal environment for surrogacy, some of the most advanced reproductive technology in […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Future Parents|0 Comments

How to Explain Surrogacy to Your Children

When I decided to become a surrogate mother for the first time, my young daughter, Chelsea, became convinced that “Mommy” was going to give away her new baby brother or sister. The decision to become a surrogate affects your whole family, including your children. I’ve now been a surrogate three times, starting when my children […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Pregnancy, Surrogates|0 Comments

Why Some Couples Choose Surrogacy over Adoption

The desire to be a parent is strong; in fact, it can be downright overwhelming! Maybe you dream of holding an impossibly small life in your arms or find yourself aching for all the love that you want to give to a child. If you are not able to have children of your own, your […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Future Parents, Surrogacy|0 Comments

What does it mean to be a Gestational Surrogate?

Maybe you have seen headlines that a Gestational Surrogate has given birth for a famous couple. What about the announcement from a friend that is single, or even the same sex couple posting a picture of them holding their baby for the first time? We all feel happiness for these new parents but then our […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Future Parents, Gestational Surrogate, IVF, Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Surrogates|0 Comments

Why Surrogacy in Oregon is a Great Idea

Wow, I still can’t get over how green it is here in Oregon! After living in California for so long, I’ve become used to the dusky mountains and parched desert landscapes. Maybe that’s why Bend, Oregon stole my heart when my family and I took a vacation here in June of 2015 and why we […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Future Parents, Surrogacy|0 Comments

When Is It Time To Consider Surrogacy?

The journey to a surrogacy agency looks very different for each couple or individual we serve. Sometimes that road is short and smooth. Other times it is a long and wearying process. The decision to seek the assistance of a surrogacy agency is an incredibly personal one. For those couples who want children but cannot […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Pregnancy, Surrogates|0 Comments

Future Parents – Should You Try to Find Your Own Surrogate or Use An Agency?

If you are reading this blog post, I assume it is because you have been thinking about surrogacy a lot lately. You are looking forward to the pitter patter of tiny feet in your home but are having trouble becoming pregnant on your own or require the assistance of a surrogate to complete your family. […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Future Parents|0 Comments

Would You Make a Good Surrogate? Our Surrogacy Standards Explained

For many surrogacy agencies, including Circle of Life Surrogacy, one of the biggest challenges we face is building up our database of qualified surrogates. This might be surprising to you. After all, our surrogates can make anywhere from $25,000 to $45,000, and that’s not including all the perks like a clothing allowance, health insurance, life […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Surrogates|0 Comments

Let’s Make It Three – My Final and Most Nerve-Wracking Surrogacy

For those of you who have been with this blog from the beginning, you know that I don’t just own a surrogacy agency; I have been a surrogate myself, twice. The first blog I ever posted chronicled my journey. Well, the journey is continuing. That’s right, at this very moment a new little life is […]

By |April 8th, 2015|IVF, My journey, Pregnancy, Surrogates|0 Comments

Surrogates — Should You Go the Independent Route or Sign Up with a Surrogacy Agency?

As you may know from my personal surrogacy journey, when I first heard about surrogacy in 2001, it was a relatively new idea. I was living in Delaware at the time, and there were no surrogacy agencies close to where I lived. When I decided to become a surrogate, I didn’t have any choice but […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Surrogates|0 Comments