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 […]

October 11th, 2016|Pregnancy, Surrogates|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 […]

September 20th, 2016|Future Parents, Gestational Surrogate, IVF, Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Surrogates|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 […]

July 1st, 2015|Pregnancy, Surrogates|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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 4th, 2015|Surrogates|0 Comments

How We Match Surrogates and Future Parents

One of the greatest responsibilities of a surrogacy agency is matching the right surrogate to the right couple or individual wishing to have a child. At Circle of Life Surrogacy, we don’t take this responsibility lightly. A surrogate and future parents are bound together in a very personal and unique way. This bond usually lasts […]

February 25th, 2015|Future Parents, Surrogates|0 Comments

Why I Am Using Acupuncture During IVF

So, I have a little surprise to share with readers. If you read my personal journey from surrogate to owner of a surrogacy agency, then you know that I’ve been a surrogate twice (in 2002 and 2013). Well, I must love being pregnant, because I have decided to give it another go.

Actually, the true reason […]

February 18th, 2015|IVF, Pregnancy, Surrogates|0 Comments

How I Went From Being A Surrogate (Twice!) To Opening My Own Surrogacy Agency

In 2001, I could have never imagined that I would one day open my own surrogacy agency. At that time I was a single mother struggling to make it through nursing school. I loved helping people, and to be honest, I needed a way to earn extra income for my family. One day I saw […]

February 13th, 2015|My journey, Pregnancy, Surrogates|0 Comments